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Gajar Ka Halwa

Prep Time: 20-25 mins I Cooking Time: 1 hr. I Serve: 4 - 5



Gajar Ka Halwa is a must dessert during Indian winters! The main ingredients of gajar ka halwa are freshly grated carrots, milk, sugar, cardamom, mawa and ghee. Grated carrots, khoya, sugar, ghee and nuts cooked together to make this delicious Indian sweet dish. Popularly known as gajar ka halwa makes its presence in most special occasions like festivals, celebrations and parties. It is one of the classic Indian sweets that would not fail to impress anyone.

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Ingredients :-

2 kg. Carrots (pref. red)

1 cup/200 g. Desi Ghee (clarified butter)

1.5 cup/360 ml. Milk (boiled & room temperature)

1.5 cup/300 g. Sugar

150 g. Khoya/Milk Solids

7-8 Almonds

7-8 Pistachios

7-8 Cashew Nuts

10-15 Raisins


Method :-


Peel the carrots, cut them into half and further cut into finger size pieces. Remove the internal hard part (Xylem) from the carrot or else it will give a bitter taste to the halwa. Wash well at least 2-3 times and drain


Grate the carrots with the help of a food processor or with manual grater and set aside (covered)


Heat desi ghee/clarified butter in a non-stick pan or cast iron vessel. Once completely melted add the grated carrots to the pan/vessel and stir continuously for next 10-15 mins on low flame until it starts releasing its water


Once the carrots turn soft add the milk to the pan and mix well. Cook on low-medium flame for 7-8 or until the milk evaporates and the carrots are cooked properly. Stir continuously to avoid burning at this stage


Next add sugar to the pan/vessel. Stir for next 4-5 mins on low medium flame till the sugar melts and mixes well, stirring continuously


Add solid milk/khoya to the pan/vessel and mix well. Continue to cook for two minutes more


Meanwhile, dry roast a few nuts like almonds, cashew nuts, raisins & pistachios in a non-stick pan for 3-4 mins on low flame and switch off the flame


Add the roasted nuts to the halwa, mix well and switch off the gas


Garnish with slivered almonds & pistachios


Time To Taste:)


Best enjoyed during festivals especially Diwali, Durga Puja, Rakhi or special occasions like Indian marriage


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