Gajar ka halwa is a famous carrot dessert, usually made during the winter season in Indian households. It is a light nutritious dessert with all the goodness of carrots, milk, khoya, and nuts. It goes with many names like gajorer halua, gajrela, gajar pak, carrot halwa and is relished by people all over the world. Due to its medium shelf-life, it is now a days being exported to other countries from India.
Gajar ka halwa is rich in Vitamin A, fiber, and proteins from carrot and milk. Making gajar ka halwa is quite easy and can be easily made at home. Here is the recipe for delicious Gajar halwa. Do give it a try.
Gajar ka halwa/ Carrot dessert/ Carrot pudding
Heat 1 tablespoon ghee on medium heat in a pan and fry all the sliced almonds. cashews, pistachios, and raisins for 2 minutes until light golden in color.
Wash and grate the carrots.
Heat 2.5 tablespoons of ghee in a pan. Saute the grated carrots for 3 minutes on medium flame.
Add the sugar and cook for 1 minute or until sugar liquifies.
Mix khoya and milk in a bowl. Keep aside.
Now add cardamom powder, milk-khoya mixture to carrot mixture.
Cook on high flame until the mixture thickens.
Remove it in a serving dish and garnish it with dry fruits. Gajar ka halwa is ready to be served.
- I have used normal carrots which are always available, you can use special reddish sweet carrots which are available in the winter season.
- Sweetened condensed milk can be used in place of khoya.