Carrot Halwa | Gajar Halwa
Warm comforting bowl of delicious Carrot Halwa!
Carrot Halwa | Gajar Halwa
Warm comforting bowl of delicious Carrot Halwa!
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Ingredients
  • 2cups Grated CarrotsFrom 2 large red carrots
  • 2cups MilkBoiled and cooled down
  • 7tbsp Sugar
  • 3tsp Ghee/Clarified Butter2 tsp + 1 tsp
  • 2 Green Cardamoms
  • 5 Almonds
  • 5 Pistachios
  • 5 Cashews
Instructions
Prep Work –
  1. Grate carrots finely either using a manual grater or food processor.
  2. In a pan, heat 2 tsp of ghee. Add chopped almonds, cashews and pistachios.
  3. Fry until golden brown and remove them onto a bowl. Set aside.
How I made –
  1. In the same pan with leftover ghee, add grated carrots.
  2. On low flame, stir- fry and cook closed for 4-5 mins.
  3. As the carrots slightly change color, continue cooking until there is no moisture and carrots are cooked half way.
  4. Add 2 cups of milk and mix well. Continue cooking on low flame.
  5. As the mixture comes to boil, mix once and cook covered on low flame.
  6. After 30-35 mins of cooking on low flame, the mixture would reduce to half its original quantity.
  7. Add crushed green cardamoms and sugar.
  8. Mix well and the mixture turns slightly watery again.
  9. Continue cooking the mixture on low flame until it begins to come together. Stir occasionally.
  10. Add 1 tsp of ghee and keep stirring the mixture until it comes together.
  11. Add fried dry fruits and remove from heat.
  12. Serve hot as it as it. Alternatively can be served warm with Vanilla Ice Cream.
  13. Here is the detailed step by step picture tutorial for making Carrot Halwa –
Note –
  1. Adjust quantity of sugar as per sweet preference.
  2. It is important to cook the halwa at low flame at all times. Initially it helps preventing the milk from curdling and later it helps in yielding rich, smooth halwa.
  3. For longer shelf life, store in an airtight container in fridge.
  4. The halwa solidifies slightly after cooling down. Warm it again as needed for making it soft again.
  5. If red carrots are not available, regular carrots can be used.
  6. Choice of dry fruits is as per availability and preference.