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Gajar ka Halwa Recipe | Carrot Halwa With Milk Powder Recipe

Gajar Halwa is a delicious Indian dessert made out of carrots, cooked in milk and sugar with a beautiful garnish of dry fruits….


Prepartion Time: 30 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins
Ingredients: Method:
  • 500 gms of fresh carrots washed
  • 1 full cup / 300 gms of white sugar
  • 3 tbsp pure ghee – 1 full glass of milk
  • 3 tbsp milk powder
  • dry fruits you like (cashews, almonds,raisins, etc)
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom powder/ elaichi powder

Start by grating the carrots, then

  • In a pan, add ghee and let it melt in the heat
  • add grated carrots / gajar and mix well in the ghee
  • add milk in the carrots and mix again
  • mix it well and cover the pan,
  • mix it occasionally opening the pan, and let the carrots cook completely in the milk
  • add a small pinch of salt (optional)
  • once the carrots are cooked, add sugar
  • move the cooked carrots in the half of the pan, and in the other half’s half, that the quarter of the pan, add sugar. This is one of the way to measure sugar content to give medium level of sweetness to our gajar halwa
  • the sugar melts making a sugar syrup,
  • cook these carrots again for 2-3 mins in the sugar syrup

Add milk powder

  • Once you get the consistency of the gajar halwa as you want, turn off the gas
  • add milk powder and mix it well so that no lumps of milk powder remain in the carrots
  • add the dry fruits which you like and mix again
  • finally add some ground cardamom / elaichi powder on top to give a rich fragrance to our gajar halwa

Server in a plate or a bowl, and add some more dry fruits on top to decorate.



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