Gajar Halwa (Indian Carrot Halwa)

Gajar Halwa is a delicious and rich flavoured Indian dessert made with the carrot. Usually prepared during the winter month when the carrot is available and fresh.

It is prepared with grated carrot, milk, cardamom, and ghee. Then garnish with dry nuts and raisins. To prepare Carrot Halwa Ghee is a must ingredient. It gives a nice aroma and flavour to the halwa. Cardamoms give it a warm sweet flavour.

To prepare Gajar Halwa, use whole milk to give this halwa a rich texture. You can add any dry nuts as your preference. This delicious Carrot Halwa usually served warm.

 Ingredients

  • 500g grated carrot
  • 50g Ghee
  • 300ml of whole milk (approximately)
  • 250g of sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 green cardamoms
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • Dry nuts for garnish

 

Instructions:

Put a non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the Ghee.

When it is melted, add bay leaf and grated carrot. Stir everything well and let it cook until carrots release water.

-Sauté for a few minutes until the colour of carrots changes.

-Add milk and mix. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook on medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until the milk is absorbed by the carrots.

Add sugar, the raisins and 1 tablespoon of Ghee and mix.

-Keep stirring for 5-6 minutes or until the water released by sugar is absorbed.

Remove the cardamom seeds from the pod and crush them in a mortar. Add them to the carrot halwa.

-Add chopped almonds and pistachios. Stir fry carrot halwa for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat.

Serve it warm in small bowls and garnish with cashews and pistachios on top.

Dulce de zanahoria (gajar halwa)

Related Basics:

Ghee

 

Gajar Halwa (Indian Carrot Halwa)

Gajar Halwa (Indian Carrot Halwa)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 4
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500g grated carrot
  • 50g Ghee
  • 300ml of whole milk (approximately)
  • 250g of sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 green cardamoms
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • Dry nuts for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Put a non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the Ghee.
  • When it is melted, add bay leaf and grated carrot. Stir everything well and let it cook until carrots release water.
  • Sauté for a few minutes until the colour of carrots changes.
  • Add milk and mix. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook on medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until the milk is absorbed by the carrots.
  • Add sugar, the raisins and 1 tablespoon of Ghee and mix.
  • Keep stirring for 5-6 minutes or until the water released by sugar is absorbed.
  • Remove the cardamom seeds from the pod and crush them in a mortar. Add them to the carrot halwa.
  • Add chopped almonds and pistachios. Stir fry carrot halwa for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Serve it warm in small bowls and garnish with cashews and pistachios on top.

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