Simple and Easy Gajar Halwa Recipe: Gajar ka halwa is a mouth-watering North-Indian dessert that is prepared with carrots and milk or khoya. It is one of the most delicious halwa recipes that have originated from India.
Since this delicious delicacy is usually made in the winters and coincides with festivals like Diwali, Rakhi and Dussherra, Gajar ka halwa is a best dish to be made on these special occasions.
At least, it’s better than buying sweets from the market which might not be as nutritious and healthy as homemade Gajar ka halwa.
Below are given easy steps to make Gajar ka halwa:
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 163 per serving
- 1 kg big reddish carrots
- 2 cups of condensed milk
- ½ cup sugar or as per taste and requirement
- 2 tablespoon of ghee
- 2 tablespoon of chopped almonds
- 2 tablespoon of chopped Cashew-nuts
- 2 tablespoon of raisins
Procedure to Prepare Delicious Gajar Ka Halwa:
- First and foremost, thoroughly wash carrots in the water. After washing carrots, peel their outer layer and then grate them.
- Now put the grated carrots into a pressure cooker and let it steam for five minutes on a medium flame.
- Afterwards remove the lid of the pressure cooker and look for excess water in it. If there isn’t any then it’s ready for the next step. However, if there’s excess water in it, then keep the cooker on the flame and heat it till water is dried up. Do not forget to turn the grated carrots now and then or they might burn.
- Once excess water is dried, put two tablespoon of ghee and 200 gram of condensed milk over the carrots in the cooker.
- Mix all the ingredients thoroughly while they are still on the flame. Remember, Gajar ka halwa is a quasi-dry dish and you should continue to cook it till the carrots, ghee, and milk blends with each other.
- Turn off the flame when the desired result is achieved. Now sprinkle chopped almonds, cashew-nuts and raisins on the halwa to make it look even more delicious.
Gajar ka halwa can be served straightway or can be kept in the refrigerator to be reheated and served as a dessert when the entire family is together.