Gajar Ka Halwa, also known as Carrot Halwa, is a popular Indian sweet dish made with grated carrots, milk, sugar, and ghee. This warm and comforting dessert is usually made during the winter months and is a favorite during festivals and special occasions. This Gajar Ka Halwa recipe is easy to follow and yields a deliciously rich and creamy dessert that's sure to please your taste buds.
Gajar Ka Halwa is a classic Indian dessert that's rich, creamy, and packed with flavor. This recipe features freshly grated carrots cooked in milk, sugar, and ghee until it thickens and turns a beautiful caramel color. It's a perfect dessert to serve during festivals or special occasions.
1 kg carrots, peeled and grated
1 liter full-fat milk
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, and pistachios)
1 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 cup ghee
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In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the ghee on medium heat. Once hot, add the grated carrots and stir well. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently until the carrots are cooked and tender.
Add the milk to the pan and stir well. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently until the milk has been absorbed and the mixture has thickened.
Add the sugar and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the mixture turns a beautiful caramel color.
Add the chopped nuts and cardamom powder and stir well. Cook for a few more minutes until the mixture thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
Turn off the heat and let the Gajar Ka Halwa cool for a few minutes before serving.
Garnish with more chopped nuts and serve warm.
Tips for this recipe
For best results, use fresh, sweet carrots that are in season. You can also adjust the amount of sugar and ghee to your liking.