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Gajar (Carrot) ka Halwa

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Carrot Halwa

Gajar ka Halwa – the famed, rich, indulgent, Indian dessert. I wonder why it took me so long to blog it. :) Better late than never. Prepared this classic Indian mithai a couple of days ago for a friend visiting me after many years.

I used the regular orange carrots that are available in my local farmer’s market. I could not find the deep red Delhi carrots hence had to make do with the regular ones. Ghee and condensed milk give richness to the halwa while warm spices like cardamom and cloves infuse it with an unmistakable aroma and flavor.

Gajar ka Halwa Recipe

Cooking Time: 50 mts

Cuisine: North Indian

Serves 4-5 persons

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Ingredients:

2 cups grated carrot

3/4 cup lmilk

2 cloves

3 tbsps condensed milk

2-3 tbsps sugar

2-3 tbsps ghee/clarified butter

1/2 tsp cardamom pwd

few raisins, almonds, cashew nuts, lightly roasted in ghee

few strands of saffron mixed in a tbsp of milk

1 Heat 3 tbsps ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the grated carrot and saute for 8 mts on low to medium flame.
2 Add the milk and cloves and allow to cook till the milk is almost absorbed. Add sugar and cook further for another 15 mts. Add the condensed milk and go on stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan.
3 Remove the cloves, add the cardamom pwd and saffron and mix. Garnish with toasted almonds, raisins and cashew nuts.
4 Serve warm or refrigerate and serve. It tastes good both warm and cold.

Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar (Carrot) ka Halwa Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Yield: 5
Main Ingredients: carrot condensed milk

Gajar ka Halwa – the famed, rich, indulgent, classic Indian dessert. Prepared this delicious Indian mithai a couple of days ago for a friend visiting me after many years. I used the regular orange carrots that are available in my local farmer’s market.

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By • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Eggless Dessert Recipes, Indian Sweets Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, North Indian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes, Sweet Dessert Recipes

  • http://kavithabhargav.blogspot.com Kavitha

    Nice colour. I can feel the divine taste of this sweet. Love this.

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    wow it looks yummy and delicious sailu !!!!!

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com Krithi

    Gajar Halwa is our family favorite… yours looks perfectly done!!

  • http://www.steamingpot.com/ The Steaming Pot

    This is making my mouth water…what a fiery, luscious orange, what glistening nuts! You’ve inspired me towards some sinful weekend cooking :).

  • NatashaG

    Hi Sailaja, my husband loves carrot halwa and I want to make it this weekend. what size is the cup when you measured the ingredients? Is it the standard measuring cup? and is it stuffed full cup or just a loose cup of grated carrot. Would appreciate it if you can reply to this.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      I did a post on measuring cups and spoons. Have a look. I used American standard measuring cup. Lightly packed 2 cups of grated carrot, approx 4 medium sized carrots.

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Simply inviting and mouthwatering here..my fav..

  • http://www.curryinkadai.blogspot.com kalva

    my husband loves gajar halwa.. never added condensed milk.. good one

  • http://sreelus.blogspot.com sreelu

    Sailu, my fave, love gajar halwa, can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • http://annaprabrahma.blogspot.com Anjali

    my favorite dessert too.

  • Anita

    Hi Sailu,

    Never been a fan of carrots ever and not to mention Gajar halwa, but since your recipe looked tempting, tried it out this evening, I have added a few tablespoons of cream and a bit more sugar as Iam on the sweeter side…the result was just awesome…Just 3 hours and its over…very delicious….Thanks Sailu

  • Sonia

    Hi Sailu garu ,

    Is there any reason for adding cloves and then removing them…

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Its not a pleasant experience biting into a clove. :)

  • karuna

    Hi

    Thank you for posting the recipe. Do we need to add sweetened or unsweetened condensed milk?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Sweetened condensed milk.

  • Marina

    it was awesome.this is the first time my hubby enjoyed gajar halwa n asked for more.thankx for sharing this lovely receipe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sravani-Nannapaneni/100000374686261 Sravani Nannapaneni

    where wil we get this condensed milk in vizag?

    • Anonymous

      Karachiwala, Kashyap, Spencer’s and More super markets.

    • Anonymous

      Karachiwala, Kashyap, Spencer’s and More super markets.

  • Sowmi

    So only 2-3 tbps of sugar

    • Anonymous

      Yes.

  • cheeru

    i tried many times b4 bt dint get it dne. thank u

  • cheeru

    i tried many times b4 bt dint get it dne. thank u