Gajjar Ka Halwa Recipe

Gajar ka halwa is an emotion that every Indian is familiar with. The word Gajar means carrot, and Halwa is an Arabic originated word that means sweetmeat though there is no meat involved in Gajar ka Halwa. A traditional sweet ( halwa) is made of grated carrots cooked in ghee, milk and sugar and flavoured with cardamom and cashew nuts. Gajar Halwa is a quintessential Indian dessert cherished by many people,, especially during the winters when Gajar (carrot) is readily available in the market. Mix the carrots and milk in a pan and bring to a boil. Cook on low flame, occasionally stirring, until milk dries up. It's rich, creamy and does decadent. One can use ghee, nuts, and cardamom for added flavours, though, but if you want to make the halwa without ghee, go ahead because it still tastes great. It is also known by the names gajorer halua, gajrela, gajar pak.  

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Ingredients for Gajjar Ka Halwa Recipe

  • 500 gram Carrots grated
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 750 milliliter Milk
  • As required Saffron strands a few
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup Cashew nuts halved

Directions: Gajjar Ka Halwa Recipe

step 1

  • STEP 1.Heat a heavy-bottomed pan and add ½ cup ghee and allow it to melt. Then add 500 g grated carrot. Saute till carrots turn soft and release a nutty aroma.

step 2

  • STEP 1.Next, add 750 ml milk and a few strands of saffron. Mix to combine well.

step 3

  • STEP 1.Allow the carrots to simmer for 30 to 40 minutes till the milk condenses. In this process, the carrots will cook further, and the rich flavours of saffron, ghee and carrots will develop. Stir intermittently.

step 4

  • STEP 1.While the carrot halwa is cooking, take a pan and add 1 tbsp ghee. Allow it to melt. Then add ½ cup cashew nuts halved. Fry them on low heat for about 10 minutes in the ghee till they turn light golden and crisp. Remove the pan from the heat.

step 5

  • STEP 1.At this stage, the milk has almost condensed. Add ¾ cup sugar and 1 tsp cardamom powder. Continue to stir the mixture until all the sugar has been well combined and the sugar dissolves. The carrot mixture will become moister when the sugar dissolves.

step 6

  • STEP 1.Continue to condense the milk and allow the liquid to evaporate. This will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes till the halwa is ready.

step 7

  • STEP 1.When ready the halwa is ready all the milk and moisture will have condensed. The halwa will have the rich colour of the carrots. Stir in fried cashews and nuts and mix well.

step 8

  • STEP 1.Gajar halwa is ready to be served hot with vanilla ice cream. It can also be served as a cold dessert.
Nutrition
value
2199
calories per serving
121 g Fat53 g Protein221 g Carbs29 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    121g
  • Protein
    53g
  • Carbs
    221g
  • Fiber
    29g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    221g
  • Protein
    53g
  • Fiber
    29g

Fats

  • Fat
    121g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    1180mg
  • Iron
    13mg
  • Vitamin A
    13596mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    2mg
  • Vitamin B2
    1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    6mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    259mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    52mg
  • Vitamin E
    6mg
  • Copper
    3mcg
  • Magnesium
    432mg
  • Manganese
    4mg
  • Phosphorus
    1272mg
  • Selenium
    36mcg
  • Zinc
    8mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp