Gajar Halwa | Carrot Halwa

gajar halwa

Carrot Halwa or Gajar Halwa is traditional Indian dessert, made up with grated carrots and milk, dry fruits and nuts.

There could be nothing more perfect than a bowl of warm carrot Halwa on a cold day during Winter.

This dessert is very rich having lots of ghee and dry fruits.It is always served in marriage or Indian festivals.

Diwali — the festival of lights, is a very known festival of India when lots of varieties of desserts are made at every home. It is also the perfect time for fresh carrots in the market as it falls in early winter.

The freshly grated carrots are cooked in ghee and milk.Sugar is added when it is almost cooked.

I have my childhood memories with its aroma.The aroma is very nice and fills a complete home.

My mother used to make it many times in winter season.I liked its richness, sweetness with lots of roasted cashews.

Gajar Halwa is not only kids friendly, even I have seen many adults or diet freak people enjoying delicious Carrot Halwa.

There are many ways to serve Carrot Halwa or Gajar ka Halwa.
Serving hot is always a good option for winter cold days.
Also, you can serve it as cold Halwa in the bowl as a dessert, after dinner.
You can serve with hot Gajar ka Halwa with vanilla ice cream.

You can enjoy Gajar ka Halwa in any way, it will never lose its charm !!!



gajar halwa
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Gajar Halwa | Carrot Halwa

Gajar Halwa | Carrot Halwa

Ingredients

  • 6-7 big Carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 6-7 tbsp Ghee / unsalted butter
  • 10-12 Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tsp. Cardamom powder

Instructions

  • 1.First we need to roast cashew nuts in 1/2 tsp. ghee and keep it aside.(You can do this task in microwave for 2 min , because I did the same.)
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  • 2.Boil the milk in separate pan and Keep aside.
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  • 3.Take deep kadhai or deep pan ,add butter and melt it on medium heat.
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  • 4.Put shredded carrot into kadhai and cook these carrots 7-8 min until they change little color.(Make sure flame is on medium or carrots may get brown 😉
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  • 5.Add milk in these carrots and cook till the milk gets absorbed in carrots. It will take 20-25 min again.(I generally put milk such that all grated carrots are immersed in milk.)
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  • 6.Add sugar and cardamom powder and mix them well. It may again take 10 min to soak all sugar inside Halwa. Once Halwa is done, it will start to leave ghee on sides of pan.
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  • 7.Garnish with cashew nuts.
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  • You can serve hot Gajar Halwa or cold , both way it taste delicious. If you are on dieting, you can use 0% milk.
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