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Gajar halwa or Carrot halwa

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Gajar halwa or Carrot halwa

  • 40 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Medium


Carrot halwa or Gajar halwa is an ethnic Indian sweet or you can also call it a s a festive delicacy which is absolutely scrumptious and rich. There is nothing more interesting then to cook up a sweet dish for your loved ones on a festive day. It is one such dish that is loved by one and all. I am yet to come across someone who doesn’t like this. It can be made with full fat milk or condensed milk….on gas stove that is the traditional way or in a hassle-free way that is in microwave. This recipes requires very little ghee and tons of dry-fruits. You can adjust the sugar as per your taste. You can also replace sugar by sugar free or brown sugar. Choice is absolutely yours….check out my recipe to make this delicious sweet. It is little time consuming as I am neither using condensed milk nor am I making it in a microwave.  Some recipes demand  Khoya (dehydrated milk ) for extra richness but my halwa comes out just perfect sans it!!

“Fancy desserts may come and go but Traditional Indian sweets are with us to stay forever!!

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2 cups- thickly grated carrot
1 tbsp.- ghee
2 tbsp.- milk +2 tbsp. water
4 tbsp.- sugar
1 tbsp.- sliced almonds
1/2 tsp-cardamom (elaichi) powder


Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan add the grated carrots and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring it continuously.
Add the milk and water and mix well .
Let it simmer for 10 minutes while stirring continuously.
Add  the sugar, mix well and cook on a high flame for 5 to 7 minutes and keep stirring continuously.
Add the sliced almonds and cardamom powder and cook for another 1 minute.
Garnish it with rose petals, pistachios and serve it hot or cold.

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