Carrot halwa or gajar ka halwa is a sweet dish made with fresh carrots. It is loved by all. Carrots are rich in Vitamin A and are good for the eyes as well. Carrot halwa is a healthy dessert which can be easily made at home with minimal ingredients.
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 60 mins
- Fresh Carrots – 7-8
- Cow’s milk (full cream) – 4 glasses
or plain khoya 150-200 grams
- Sugar – 8-10 spoons (as per the taste)
- Cardamom (optional)
- Saffron strands – A few
- Ghee – 4-5 spoons
Cashew nuts – 10-12 cut into halves
Raisins – 15
Almonds (thinly sliced) – 6-8
- First, wash the carrots well and peel off their skin and remove their edges.
- Grate the carrots and keep aside.
- In a small cup take 4 tablespoons of milk; add the saffron strands and keep it aside.
- In a large pan, heat some ghee.
- Next, add the grated carrots and sauté for a few minutes.
- Later, add the milk, close the lid and cook for a few minutes.
- Once the carrots are slightly cooked you can add the sugar.
- Cook on a medium flame. Then add the saffron strands-soaked milk.
- Keep sautéing it frequently and let the milk evaporate.
- You may add ghee if required.
- Once the carrots are completely cooked and milk evaporates completely, turn off the flame.
- You can use khoya instead of milk if you like.
Now, heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a small pan. Then add cashew nuts to it and saute till they turn light brown. Also add the almonds and raisins to it and sauté for a few seconds. Garnish the carrot halwa with these nuts.
Tips to Remember
- Always use fresh carrots.
- You can replace orange carrots with red carrots.
- You may adjust sugar and ghee as per your requirement.
- You can add crushed cardamom while you cook the halwa.
- You can also replace sugar with condensed milk.
So this is how you can make carrot halwa. It tastes delicious – so try the recipe now!
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