How to make gajar halwa - Sweet and tasty halwa prepared using carrots

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Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Milk

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Desserts

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gajar halwa

Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for gajar halwa Recipe

  • Carrots 8-10 medium

  • Milk 5-6

  • Almonds 5-6

  • Raisins 10-15

  • Pure ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mawa (khoya) 1 cup

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Silver warq 1 sheet


Step 1

Peel, wash and grate carrots. Chop cashewnuts.

Step 2

Blanch almonds in half a cup of hot water for five minutes.

Step 3

Drain, cool, peel and slice them. Wash raisins and pat them dry.

Step 4

Heat pure ghee in a thick-bottomed pan, add grated carrots and sauté for five minutes.

Step 5

Add milk, green cardamom powder and cook on medium heat for five to six minutes or until the milk evaporates and the carrots are cooked.

Step 6

Stir in the grated khoya and sugar and cook for two to three minutes or till the sugar melts and mixes well, stirring continuously.

Step 7

Continue to cook for two minutes more.

Step 8

Garnish with chopped cashewnuts, sliced almonds and raisins.

Step 9

Decorate with silver warq. Serve hot or at room temperature.