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Carrot Barfi (Gajar Ki Barfi)

Carrot Barfi (Gajar Ki Barfi)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 4
Calories 177 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500g grated carrots
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 120g sugar
  • 50g butter or Ghee
  • 120g milk powder
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Dry nuts and fruits (pistachios, almonds, raisins etc.)

For the Mawa:

  • 100ml whole milk
  • Two tablespoons of sugar
  • One tablespoon of butter or Ghee
  • 150g milk powder

Instructions
 

  • Put a non-stick pan over medium-high heat with the grated carrots and milk.
  • Mix and cover the pan. Cook until the carrot is cooked and absorbs all the liquid.
  • Add sugar and butter or Ghee. Mix and cook over medium heat for a few minutes.
  • Add the milk powder, cardamom powder and chopped dry nuts.
  • Stir continuously on a medium-low flame until the mixture thickens and separates from the pan.
  • Remove and place it in a greased pan, flatten the top part with a spatula. Sprinkle with chopped dry nuts and gently press them with the spatula.
  • Let it cool at room temperature and cut into small squares before serving.

Carrot Barfi with instant Mawa:

  • Put a non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Add milk, sugar and Ghee or butter.
  • Wait until it melts and add the milk powder. Then mix everything, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually it will turn into a thick paste and remove it from the heat.
  • Place it on top of the carrot barfi and spread it with a spatula over the entire surface.
  • Sprinkle with chopped dry nuts and gently press them with the spatula.
  • Let it cool at room temperature and cut into small squares before serving.

Notes

Tips and Tricks:

  • You can prepare your Gajar Ki Barfi without this Mawa layer. It is totally optional.