gajar ka halwa recipe|how to make carrot halwa recipe at home

gajar ka halwa recipe-fresh grated carrot slowly cooked in milk,sugar and clarified butter is one of the popular sweet recipes in India. Gajar ka halwa also known as carrot halwa or gajrela in punjabi.In this post you will learn how to make carrot halwa recipe at home?gajar-ka-halwa-on-serving-glass

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Though,there are the various ways to make gajar ka halwa recipe yet this is very delicious and simple recipe of carrot halwa without khoya.

 

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what is carrot halwa made of?

carrot halwa is made of fresh grated red or orange carrot,clarified butter or ghee,full fat milk,sugar,cardamom powder and some roasted dry fruits including cashew nut,almond,pistachios,raisins.

 

How to serve carrot halwa?

carrot halwa servers best as a hot or chilled whatever you like.

You can also refrigerate it for 2 to 3 days.

 

Note:at the,end of this detail step by step gajar halwa preparation,i put all the carrot halwa ingredients list including quick

overview of steps in recipe card.

 

Tips To Make Best Gajar Ka Halwa 

  • Choice Of Milk: for make your carrot halwa more delicious always use full fat milk.You can also use good quality khoya which also reduce your half of cooking time as well as quantity of milk.
  • Choice Of Gajar: choose young delhi carrot(red) or regular carrot(orange) whatever you have because it is tender and easy to cook.
  • Choice Of Pan: use heavy bottom non stick pan or kadai,as it helps to continuously stir halwa and reduce any stickiness on  bottom of pan. 

 

Carrot Halwa Recipe Video

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recipe of gajar ka halwa step by step with photo?

Here,the whole carrot halwa preparation process classified into three simple categories,

first one is peel and grate the carrot,second one roasted dry fruits,

and

the last one is making gajar ka halwa with milk. 

so,lets make it now.

 

Peel and Grate Carrot

 

1.For making carrot halwa recipe take 500 gm young carrots wash them in running water,and peel them.

peel-red-carrot-with-peeler

 

2. pick each carrot one by one and grate them in medium size with hand grater or food processor.

grate-carrot-with-hand-grater

 

3.Now keep these grated carrot in bowl for later use.

grated-carrot-in-glass-bowl

 

Roast Dry Fruit

 

1.Add 2 tbsp good quality butter and melt it in low flame.

butter-in-non-stick-pan

 

2.Now add 8 to 10 almond and cashew,pista in this pan.

fry-dry-fruits-in-butter

 

3.Saute the dry fruits in low flame for 45 sec to 1 min.

 

4.When dry fruits become slightly golden brown add 2 tbsp raisins.

saute-raisins-in-butter

 

5.Now quick mix everything when raisins become plum up,immediately remove dry fruits from the pan.

 

Note:while roasting dry fruits for gajar halwa always keep flame low,unless all the dry fruits will burn.

 

Making Gajar Ka Halwa With Milk

 

1.Add grated carrots in a heavy bottom pan.

grated-carrots-in-kadai

 

2.Gently cook the carrots for 2 to 3 min in medium to low flame until gajars become soft.

cook-grated-carrots-in-low-flame

 

3.Add 400 ml full fat milk in this pan.

pour-milk-in-grated-carrot

 

4.Then,mix all grated carrots with it.

mix-grated-carrots-with-milk

 

5.Let the milk brings to boil,Stir continuously at least 30 to 35 min in medium to low flame.

 

6.When 80% of milk evaporates then add 100 to 150 gm sugar and mix it with milk and carrots.

pour-sugar-in-gajar-ka-halwa

 

7.As sugar releases a lot of moisture,make a quick stir for another 8 to 10 min in low flame.

 

8.Add 1 tbsp clarified butter or ghee and mix it with halwa.

mix-ghee-in-gajar_halwa

 

9.sprinkle 1 tsp cardamom powder and mix it with halwa.

cardamom-powder-on-gajar-halwa

 

Note: If you want to prepare carrot halwa with khoya,add it now and gently stir 2 to 3 min in low flame until khoya completely

blends with halwa.

 

10.Finally,for garnishing carrot halwa add roasted dry fruit and mix it with halwa.

dry_fruits-on-gajar-ka-halwa

 

Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe Card

Here is the quick overview of all the ingredients of Gajar ka Halwa including quick step by step preparation of gajar halwa shown in

recipe card.

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Yield: 3

gajar ka halwa recipe

gajar-ka-halwa-on-serving-glass

gajar ka halwa is one of the popular dessert recipes in India in which fresh grated carrot slowly cooked in milk,sugar and clarified butter and sprinkle some roasted dry fruits at the end.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  •  500 gm carrot [red carrot or orange carrot]
  •  400 ml full fat milk
  •  100 to 150 gm sugar
  •  3 tbsp clarified butter or ghee
  •  8 to 10 cashewnut
  •  8 to 10 almond
  •  5 to 6 pista [optional]
  •  2 tbsp raisins
  •  1 tsp cardamom powder
  •  100 gm khoya [optional]

Instructions

how to make carrot halwa recipe?

  1. At first,for making gajar halwa wash the carrots in running water.
  2. Then,peel the carrots carefully.
  3. Now,take each carrot and grate them in medium size with hand grater or food processor.
  4. Next for roasting dry fruits heat butter in a pan and add cashew nut,almond,pista fry in low flame upto 30 to 45 sec.
  5. when nuts become slightly golden brown,add raisins in it and fry until they plum up.
  6. After that,immediately remove dry fruits from the pan.
  7. Now for making best carrot halwa add grated carrots in a heavy bottom pan and cook for 2 to 3 min in medium to low flame until they become soft.
  8. Finally add full fat milk,mix all grated carrots with it and let the milk brings to boil.
  9. Stir continuously at least 30 to 35 min in medium to low flame unless milk gets stick in the pan.
  10. When 80% of milk evaporates then add sugar and mix it with milk and carrots.
  11. As sugar releases a lot of moisture,make a quick stir for another 8 to 10 min in low flame.
  12. After that add clarified butter or ghee and mix it with halwa.
  13. For enhancing flavour of carrot halwa sprinkle cardamom powder and mix it with halwa.
  14. If you want to make gajar halwa with khoya, add it now and gently stir 2 to 3 min in low flame until khoya completely blends with halwa.
  15. Finally,for garnishing carrot halwa add roasted dry fruit and mix it with halwa.

So,we make one of the popular Indian Sweet recipe Carrot Halwa or Gajar Ka Halwa,now serves it hot or cold whatever you like.

Notes

  1. For enhances flavour of gajar halwa,saute the grated carrot in deep kadai for at least 3 to 4 min in low flame.
  2. After adding milk stir continuously gajar halwa otherwise it will get burnt.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

3

Amount Per ServingCalories 671Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 80mgSodium 286mgCarbohydrates 93gFiber 7gSugar 73gProtein 14g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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