January 10, 2013

Gajar halwa recipe - how to make carrot halwa - halwa recipe

Gajar halwa recipe - Carrot halwa is a very popular traditional Indian dessert made with carrots, milk, ghee and sugar. This is another easy carrot recipe that can be prepared quickly. Saute the carrots in ghee, then add the milk and sugar and simmer till the mixture becomes thick. The addition of proper amount of sugar takes this halwa to the next level. The cardamom powder adds an extra flavor to this dessert. This halwa is very delicious with a soft texture to melt in the mouth. This is my family favourite and when carrots are in season, I make it to serve as a dessert. When it comes to making halwa, I always prefer to use Delhi carrots which is better for halwa in comparison to Mahabaleshwar carrots.

Gajar halwa in a serving plate
 Gajar halwa recipe with step by step pictures.


Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes

Ingredients 
2 cups grated carrots / gajar
2 cups whole milk
2 tbsp ghee 
1/2  cup sugar 
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp roasted cashews and pistachios

Method 

Gajar halwa recipe

Wash, peel and grate the carrots.
grated carrots

Heat ghee in a  pan and add grated carrots. Stir continuously for 10 minutes.
frying the carrots

When the carrots begin to leave the sides, add the milk and sugar. Simmer the milk on medium flame till the mixture become thick. Stir in between to prevent it from burning.
add milk and sugar

When the mixture is thick and begins to leave the sides of the pan, remove from the flame. 
simmer till dry

Add the cardamom powder. Mix well. Garnish the gajar halwa with roasted cashews, pistachios and serve.

garnish with dry fruits, gajar halwa ready to serve


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18 comments:

  1. pls pass me the bowl dear :)

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  2. wow super visual treat, mouthwatering!!!

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  3. Yummy !!! Please pass me some :-)

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  5. Winters are incomplete without this!

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  6. Delicious halwa!! Looks so yum :)

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  7. ALL TIME FAV LOOKING INVITING

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  8. Makes me drool,love that halwa very much.

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  9. Halwa looks divine,my favorite.

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  10. Delicious halwa...all time fav.

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  11. yummy n delicious...
    Maha

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  12. My favorite dessert.. Looks so yummy..

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  13. Who can say a no to this yummy treat..yummy

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  14. Indians fav halwa. Yummy

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