Indian Carrot Pudding also known as Gajar ka Halwa is super easy to make. Gajar Halwa is prepared with ghee, carrots, milk, sugar, cardamom, and nuts. This is a Punjabi dessert that is widely popular in North India, especially during the winter months and Diwali season. This nutritious Gajrela recipe can be enjoyed both hot or cold.
Gajar ka Halwa is:
- Perfect for Festivals
Ingredients you will need for Gajar ka Halwa:
- 5 kg carrots – approximate 9 cups tightly packed grated carrots
- 6 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
- 5 to 2 teaspoons cardamom powder or 8 to 9 green cardamoms – powdered in a mortar-pestle
- ½ tin sweetened condensed mik
- 1 cup Sugar, we recommend you use traditional Bura by Trust Classic
- ⅓ cup cashews
- ⅓ cup golden raisins
Here’s the step by step recipe for the perfect Gajar ka Halwa
- Melt 6 tablespoons ghee in a heavy kadai or thick bottomed skillet or pan. Add in 9 cups of tightly packed grated carrots.
- Sauté the carrots until they turn tender and are cooked, about 15 to 20 minutes on low heat. Stir often.
- Pour half a can of milkmaid or sweetened condensed milk
- Mix thoroughly and add half cup Bura sugar
- Add 1.5 to 2 teaspoons cardamom powder, ⅓ cup raisins and ⅓ cup cashews.
- Mix well and simmer gajar ka halwa on a low heat. Stir often at intervals until the mixture thickens, reduces and dries up.
- Serve carrot halwa hot or warm or chilled.
Consuming Gajar ja Halwa allows our body to absorb the carrot better, in comparison to its raw form. Research also says that the halwa helps in hair growth, improves eye health, keeps heart healthy and is even said to have anti-cancer properties. Another ingredient of gajar halwa which is milk, which provides a good dose of calcium and protein to the body.
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