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Gajar Halwa

Carrot Halwa
Gajar (Carrot) Halwa also known as gajrala is a traditional Punjabi dessert made with carrots and milk. Gajar Halwa is delicious warm or cold.
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Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Carrots  
  • 3 Cup Milk  (Full Fat)
  • 1 tsp Unsalted Butter  (Or Ghee)
  • 4 Cardamom  (Whole)
  • 2 tbsp Almonds  (Sliced)
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar  

Directions

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    1. Wash and peel carrots. Grate using coarse side/setting of grater/chopper.
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    2. Heat butter/ghee in deep heavy bottom pan. Add few cardamoms and crushed almonds. Fry for 1 minute. Add milk and let it warm for 1-2 minutes.
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    3. Add carrots and simmer (low heat) for 40 minutes. When milk is reduced to half of original quantity, add sugar. Almost all milk evaporates leaving behind soft creamy cooked carrots.
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    4. Garnish with finely sliced alomnds and grated coconut. You can serve this dish hot or cold.
Savita's Notes:
For quick version, replace half milk with 1 cup condensed milk. This reduces the cooking time and also enhances the taste. Do not forget to adjust the amount of sugar if using sweetened condensed milk.

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8 comment(s)

  1. Just when I thought I could not eat another bite, this dish of Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa) was placed in front of me to led a nice sweet end to the dinner. The Halwa is made from a mix of minced carrot, nuts (pistachio and pine nuts in this case), milk, sugar, and spices like cardamon. The milk and the sugar combine to make a nice sweet syrup which is mixed in with the carrot and nuts. I think this is an excellent way to trick the kids into eating their carrots. In case you want to try this I found this recipe which seems to be fairly close to what we had through Servomni delightbite
  2. Wow!! Carrot Halwa looks amazing.
  3. I am writing this comment while enjoying your healthy version of Carrot Halwa. Amazing taste yet so less in calories. the one I usually get from store is overally sweet and has lots of fat and milk contents. This Gajar Halwa is just right for my taste. Thanks for excellent recipe.
  4. I love carrot halwa. We used to eat it almost everyday last year in India. Need to buy carrots and to make it at home!
  5. Thanks for pointing out @Yousei, the sugar is half cup for this recipe..
  6. How much sugar?
  7. So easy..... I can make it
  8. I tried this recipe yesterday. Thanks ChefDeHome, Carrot Halwa is my new favorite now...