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13 July, 2015

Gajar Ka Halwa: Soul satisfying & wholesome dessert

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Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding) is truly a soul satisfying & wholesome dessert. Best way to satisfy your sweet tooth is with mouthwatering gajrela. Honestly, it tastes as good as it looks. It is not only the easiest but also an amazing way to celebrate and make life sweeter. An extraordinary dessert which takes me to trance every time I eat was traditionally made using carrots, ghee and milk but lately many more ingredients are being to give more flavor and taste. Especially in the winter wonderland it feels so blissful with just a handful of ingredients.

Gajar Ka Halwa - An Indian Sweet

Gajar Ka Halwa

Ingredients for Gajar Ka Halwa

Shredded Carrots 1kg
Ghee 3-4 tbsp
Milk 1litre
Raisins 8-10
Almonds 8-10
Sugar 350-400gms
Cashews 2 tbsp. (roughly chopped)
Cardamom seeds 1 tsp

Directions for Gajar Ka Halwa

1).Heat Ghee in a kadai (Skillet).

2).Add shredded grated carrots and cook for about 7-8 minutes.

Shredding of carrots for Gajar Ka Halwa

Shred carrots for Gajar Ka Halwa

3).Add milk and let it boil at a medium flame till the carrots turn very tender and milk thickens (30-35 minutes).

Gajar Ka Halwa best with addition of milk

Addition of milk in Gajar Ka Halwa

3).Now add raisins, cashew nuts green cardamom powder and mix.

4).After this, stir in sugar and cook until the sugar is dissolved (approx 20-25 minutes).

Gajar Ka Halwa and dry fruits best combination

Gajar Ka Halwa tastes best with dry fruits

5).After the mixture is dry add more of ghee and cook it for 2-3 minutes.

Serve hot delicious Carrot pudding with vanilla ice-cream.

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