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Carrot Halwa |Gaajar Ka Halwa

Gajar ka halwa or Carrot halwas is also known as gajrela and it is a sweet prepared with carrots, milk and sugar and garnished with nuts which are sautéed in ghee.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Author: Srividhya G

Ingredients

  • Grated carrot - 1.5 cups approx 3 carrots
  • Milk - 3 tbsps
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • Cashwes - 10
  • Sugar - 4 tbsps
  • Condensed milk - 2 tbsps
  • Elaichi/Green Cardamom - 2
  • Few saffron strings for garnish.

Instructions

  • Wash and peel the skin of the carrots and grated them.
  • Crush the elaichi and set aside.
  • Heat the kadai or pan and add ghee.
  • Once the ghee is hot add the grated carrot and 3 tbsps of milk.
  • Let it cook for about 5 minutes. Make sure you keep stirring for every one half minute or so.
  • Now add the sugar and mix well. Let the sugar melt and blend along.
  • Now add the condensed milk and the crush elaichi.
  • Let it cook till the ghee separates and the carrots comes together as a ball.
  • Now in a separate tadka pan, heat the 1 tsp of ghee and fry the cashews.
  • Once the cashews are golden brown, add it to the halwa.
  • That’s it. Quick and yummy halwa is ready. Garnish with saffron and serve hot.

Notes

Elaichi can be replaced with elaichi powder.
Instead of sugar, you can add more condensed milk and skip the sugar also.
Saffron soaked milk can be added instead of plain milk.