Winter & Gajar ka halwa … is the much-loved meetha combo that is guaranteed to hit your taste buds right where you need it this season! From Wedding festivities to midnight cravings, if you think of one desi dessert that rests right up there, it’s always Gajar ka halwa! Forget ice creams & hot coffee, this sweet addiction has us bowled over every winter!(you’re thinking about it now, isn’t it?)
We can’t get away with talking about Gajar ka Halwa and NOT giving you a recipe, right? Well here we have it, get to it then, and tell us how it was!
Gajar ka Halwa Recipe
Carrots 1 kg
Small cardamom 6
Sugar 2 cups
Chopped walnuts ½ cup
Dry milk powder 2-3 cups
Oil 1 ½ cup
Silver paper for garnish
Method to make The Divine Gajar Halwa!
Peel and grate 1 kg carrots.
Method without milk:
1. Dry the water of the carrots by covering and cooking on low heat, keep stirring occasionally.
2. Then pour 1 ½ cup oil in the pan and add in 6 small cardamoms. Then add in grated carrots and cook. Add in 2-3 cups dry milk, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup walnuts or any dry fruit of your choice and let cook further.
Method with milk:
Boil the carrots in a cup or more of full fat milk. You can add some water to dilute it. Once the milk has dried up, continue as part 2 above.
When the oil begins to separating, the halwa is ready.
Smart Tip: Leave the Halwa on low heat or on a tawwa for an hour or so. Let the the milk powder turn to a khoya like consistency. You will get a lovely bhunna huwa flavour and a deep rich color and texture.
Garnish it with roasted almonds, pistachios and silver paper! You’re ready to treat your Mehmaans and family to the gloriously delicious Gajar Ka Halwa!
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