How to make Gajar Halwa With Pistachio Coulis -

This delicious carrot halwa dessert is often eaten all by itself without an entrée or meal preceding it. Delicious rich gajar halwa served with creamy pistachio sauce. Go ahead give it a try.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Cashew nuts

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Gajar Halwa With Pistachio Coulis

Gajar Halwa With Pistachio Coulis Recipe Card


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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Gajar Halwa With Pistachio Coulis Recipe

  • Carrots peeled and grated 10-12 medium

  • Cashew nuts 8-10 Chopped

  • Almonds blanched and sliced 8-10

  • Pistachios blanched and halved 8-10

  • Raisins (kishmish) 10-15

  • Pure ghee 1/4 cup

  • Milk 4

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Khoya/mawa grated 1/2 cup

  • Sugar

  • For pistachio coulis 3/4 cup

  • Pistachios (pishori) 1/2 cup

  • Sugar/honey 3 tablespoons

  • Fresh cream 1/4 cup


Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

Add chopped cashew nuts, sliced almonds and raisins. Mix well.

Step 5

For pistachio coulis, blanch pistachios in two cups of hot water for five minutes. Drain, cool, peel and puree them in a blender.

Step 6

Take the puree in a pan, add sugar/honey and cream and heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, lower heat and simmer for five minutes or until the mixture thickens to a sauce consistency.

Step 7

Cool it slightly and transfer into a squeeze bottle.

Step 8

To serve, squeeze the pistachio coulis onto a serving plate in a nice zig-zag pattern. Place the gajar halwa in the center.

Step 9

Garnish with the halved pistachios and serve warm.

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