Carrot Halwa Recipe / Gajar Halwa

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carrot halwa

This is my 300th post, to celebrate this special occasion, I made this carrot halwa. Carrot Halwa recipe is very famous Indian Dessert (sweet) in India. Gajar Halwa / Gajrala with milk is made across India on all special occasions like Diwali, New Year, holi and for family function. You can make carrot halwa in different ways like in pressure cooker, in microwave or in stove top. I already posted the recipe for carrot halwa / gajar ka halwa in microwave. In this carrot halwa recipe, I used red Delhi carrots, you can use any carrots to make this halwa like ooty carrots or the one which available in market. The carrots are cooked in milk, ghee and sugar in a slow flame in a open pan for an hour which turns into delicious and tongue tingling halwa. This carrot halwa was very pleasing to eyes and tastes heavenly with nuts on top. I personally love to eat carrot halwa with ice cream on top. Make this carrot halwa at home and enjoy…

delhi carrot halwa

Ingredients for carrot halwa

  • 12 Delhi Carrots, Grated
  • 1 and 3/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 5 Cardamom
  • 1/4 Cup Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 10 Cashews
  • 1/2 Litre Milk (2 %)
  • 2 Tbsp of Ghee to fry carrots

Punjabi Gajar Ka Halwa

 

Method

  • Wash, peel and grate the carrots (gajar).
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add grated carrots, fry it for 2-3 mins.
  • In the same pan, add grated carrots and milk, on a medium high flame, bring the mixture to boil and then simmer it and keep on stirring in between.
  • After 25 mins, the mixture started thickening, and milk reduced, add cardamom, sugar and ghee, stir well and cook for another 10-15 mins till milk evaporates completely.
  • Add cashews and mix well. Turn off the flame.
  • Serve gajar halwa hot or cold.

Tips

  • Stays good in refrigerator for 2 days.
  • You can also make gajar (carrot) halwa in microwave.
  • Another variation is use condensed milk in place of milk to get rich, delicious halwa.
  • You can use any variety of carrots to make this halwa.
  • Adjust sugar according to your taste.

gajar halwa recipe

Health Benefits of Carrot

  • Good for the eyes.
  • Prevents cancer.
  • Vitamin A and antioxidant in carrot protect the skin from sun damage.
  • Prevents heart disease and stroke.
  • It has anti-aging property.
Carrot Halwa Recipe / Gajar Halwa With Milk
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Gayathri Ramanan
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 4
This is my 300th post, to celebrate this special occasion, I made this carrot halwa. Carrot Halwa recipe is very famous Indian Dessert (sweet) in India. Gajar Halwa / Gajrala is made across India on all special occasions like Diwali, New Year, holi and for family function. You can make carrot halwa in different ways like in pressure cooker, in microwave or in stove top. I already posted the recipe for carrot halwa / gajar ka halwa in microwave . In this carrot halwa recipe, I used red Delhi carrots, you can use any carrots to make this halwa like ooty carrots or the one which available in market. The carrots are cooked in milk, ghee and sugar in a slow flame in a open pan for an hour which turns into delicious and tongue tingling halwa. This carrot halwa was very pleasing to eyes and tastes heavenly with nuts on top. I personally love to eat carrot halwa with ice cream on top. Make this carrot halwa at home and enjoy…
Ingredients
  • 12 Delhi Carrots, Grated
  • 1 and 3/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 5 Cardamom
  • 1/4 Cup Ghee
  • 10 Cashews
  • 1/2 Litre Milk (2 %)
  • 2 Tbsp of Ghee to fry carrot
Instructions
  1. Wash, peel and grate the carrots (gajar).
  2. Heat ghee in a pan, add grated carrots, fry it for 2-3 mins.
  3. In the same pan, add grated carrots and milk, on a medium high flame, bring the mixture to boil and then simmer it and keep on stirring in between.
  4. After 20 mins, the mixture started thickening, and milk reduced, add cardamom, sugar and ghee, stir well and cook for another 10-15 mins till milk evaporates completely.
  5. Add cashews and mix well. Turn off the flame.
  6. Yummy carrot halwa is ready.
  7. Serve gajar halwa hot or cold.
Notes
Stays good in refrigerator for 2 days.[br]You can also make gajar (carrot) halwa in microwave.[br]Another variation is use condensed milk in place of milk to get rich, delicious halwa.[br]You can use any variety of carrots to make this halwa.[br]Adjust sugar according to your taste.
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2 comments to this article

  1. Happyscook

    on July 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Delicious Halwa…. My all time favourite…

  2. Anupa

    on July 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    love gajar halwa at any time of the day…always been my favourite… ur halwa looks so super tempting

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