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Gajar Ka Halwa

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Gajar Ka Halwa anyone!

Gajar Ka Halwa anyone!

One of my favourite sweets (there is only one sweet that I do not like rest are all my favourites) is Gajar Ka Halwa. There is nothing that beats the delicious halwa that just melts in your mouth like butter under hot knife, snow in sun…. get the idea.

The moment we start getting these carrots which are called as dilli ka gajar I just fantasizing about this halwa or gajar kheer.  In fact when I start making this halwa till I finish the making I never know if it will be making halwa or kheer.  The reason being since I am the only person who is going to eat both these I never stock up or buy mava. The day I decide that the craving for gajar sweet cannot be ignored anymore I commence making this delicious gajar halwa. In case I have time( also patience to wait ) it ends up as halwa else I finish it as kheer.

This is my breakfast but that does not mean that you cannot have it for lunch,tea or dinner followed by dessert! It will taste awesome with ice cream, vanilla ice cream!

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  • 1 cup Carrots
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar (adjust as per taste)
  •  Handful of cashew pieces/raisins
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1   cardamom/ green elichi  powdered


  • Scrape the carrots and grate them.
  • In a kadhai/wok heat the ghee and fry the cashew nuts till golden brown. Drain and set aside.
  • Add the grated carrots and sauté for a minute on medium heat or till the carrots wilt a little.
  • Add milk and cook on medium heat till the moisture almost dries up.
  • Add sugar and cook till it thickens again.
  • Add the cardamom powder stir well and Enjoy!

PS: I follow the same procedure for Kheer only I do not dry up the milk. Also the milk is double the grated carrots.

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  • KP
    April 19, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Drooling!!While at Delhi gajar halwa and hot gulab jamoons are my favourites in the evening.They are best procured from shops.

  • April 19, 2013 at 9:26 am

    super Indian sweet..I just love it..and at times freeze it too…lovely color and texture.

  • April 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    My most favourite halwa, cant take my eyes from ur click, beautifully captured and love to have few spoons rite now.

  • April 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Looks so delish Archana who wouldn’t like this!

  • pinksocks
    April 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Oh the drool… Love the color of the halwa. Very well made 🙂

  • nalini
    April 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Looks so delicious and tempting,my all time favorite with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…

  • April 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    We don’t get the red carrots here but I make this with regular carrots to satisfy the cravings!

  • April 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I can imagine it slowly melting in the mouth!! Like cotton candy, like salt in water…errr…I guess your butter under knife expresses it best :-))

  • April 26, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Who doesn’t like a BIG bowl of gajar halwa??? I wish I can dig into that bowl right now..

  • April 27, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Awesome sweet, nice presentation.

  • May 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    super delicious halwa…looks divine

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