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Gajar Ka Halwa, Carrot Pudding

Gajar Ka Halwa is a classical Indian dessert, this is also known as gajrala. Gajar ka Halwa is a delicious and popular sweet made with few ingredients, carrots, milk, sugar and flavored with cardamom. Gajar ka Halwa is a perfect dessert for any celebration. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Carrot Halwa, Delicacy, Dessert, Gajrela, Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter or ghee
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 6 cashew roasted and broken for garnishing

Instructions

  • Roast the cashew nuts and set aside for the garnish.
  • Boil the milk on medium-high heat in a non-stick pan until it is reduced to about to 1 cup. Stir often to ensure the milk does not burn in the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the shredded carrots and stir-fry for about seven to eight minutes. Carrots should be tender and slightly changed in color.
  • Add the milk and cook until the milk dries. This will take about eight to ten minutes.
  • Next add the sugar, and cardamom powder and stir-fry for another three to four minutes until the halwa starts to leave the side of frying pan.
  • Garnish with cashew nuts.

Notes

Tips:
Gajar Halwa can be refrigerated for up to one week and kept in the freezer for up to two months.
When ready to serve just warm.
Suggestion:
Cook the halwa a little more and pour on a greased plate.
Spread the halwa until it is flat and 3/4 inch thick.
After the halwa cools, cut in squares.
Garnish with cashew nuts or sliced almonds.