Gajar ka Halwa

Good day to you all!

I hope you are making the best use of your time in quarantine. I was craving for something sweet but since I am not able to go out, I decided to make some gajar ka halwa at home. It is an Indian sweet dish made of carrots and I am sharing with you a very easy version of this classic.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots- 170 gm
  • Condensed milk- 75gm
  • Khoya- 25gm
  • Cardamom(elaichi)- 5 nos
  • Cashew- 10gm
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Sugar- 20gm

Procedure:

  • Wash, peel and grate the carrots. Soak the cashew in water. Crush the cardamom seeds and keep aside. Roughly chop the cashew and keep aside. Grate the khoya and keep aside.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan. Add the cardamom and cashew to it. Stir till the cashews are golden in colour.
  • Add the grated carrots and sugar. Stir for some time, cover and let it cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • Check if the carrots are cooked. Add the khoya and condensed milk to it. Mix them well.
  • Serve with some grated khoya or some chopped cashews on top.

Bonus Tips:

  • Khoya is made of either dried whole milk or milk thickened by heating in an open iron pan.
  • I replaced the khoya in the recipe this time with condensed milk as I ran out of it and you can do the same if you don’t have khoya.
  • Best served cold but you can serve it as per your preference.
  • Buy red carrots as they impart a vibrant color to the dish.
  • You can add almonds, pistachios and other nuts if you want.

Published by Alisha Sarkar

I am a chef who loves her work and this blog is a an extended part of passion to be shared with others.

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