Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa

Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa

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Many a shortcut there might be, but sometimes the traditional method of making a mithai yields the richest taste! This authentic recipe of Gajar Halwa proves that!

Made with grated carrots, khoya, milk, dry fruits and ghee, this halwa has a divine taste and aroma that take you to another world.

This famous sweet is prepared in households all over India for offering to God on puja days as well as to celebrate festivals and weddings.

Gajar ka Halwa is great on it's own, but to make it more exciting have it with Rabri or Vanilla Ice-cream .

Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa recipe - How to make Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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3 cups grated carrot
1/4 cup melted ghee
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup crumbled mawa (khoya)
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For The Garnish
2 tbsp almond (badam) slivers

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the carrots, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the mava, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  5. Garnish with almond slivers and serve warm or store refrigerated in an air-tight container till serving.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy386 cal
Protein5.6 g
Carbohydrates41.8 g
Fiber3.9 g
Fat21.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium31.3 mg
Gajar ka Halwa by Tarla Dalal


Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa
 on 12 Nov 19 04:43 PM

Hi Whenever I make Gajar halawa , during process only it becomes very dark black in color like taar It tastes better but looks horrible I tried normal and non stick vessels but same result Why this happens please advice me and please give me suggestions .... Regard
Tarla Dalal
13 Nov 19 05:17 PM
   Hi, check the vessel you are making it.. and also check the flame while working. cook the carrots on a medium flame.
Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa
 on 24 Jan 18 05:59 PM

Tarla Dalal
25 Jan 18 08:42 AM
   Hi Pooja, Thank you for your kind try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it...happy cooking !!
Gajar ka Halwa ( Dessert)
 on 22 Jun 15 10:21 AM

OMG this halwa just tastes delicious. It just melts in the mouth. The sweetness is just perfect. The mava adds an additional flavour to this gajar ka halwa which is just irresistible.
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Gajar Halwa
 on 04 Apr 11 12:52 PM