Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Easy recipe to make delicious halwa

I had never made Gajar ka Halwa before marriage and after marriage when I first tried, V totally rejected it comparing it to his mother’s. I gave up making it ever as I knew I couldn’t compete with 45 years of her experience. After a gap of 9 years, I started making it again from last year. And I am proud of myself.

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Use cashews liberally for traditional taste

The recipe is very simple and probably everyone goes by the same process. The proportion of ingredients like milk, mawa and sugar is also totally based upon your own preference and tastes. The only thing which is important is slow cooking and regular stirring to avoid sticking. I highly recommend staying away from boiling grated carrots separately for hastening cooking, it takes away greatly from the taste.

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Rich and tasteful

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Ingredients

kilograms of carrots, washed, peeled and grated
1 litre of milk
150 grams of khoa (mawa)
½ cup of granulated sugar
handful of cashews, raisins, pistachio, cardamom for garnishing

Preparation

1.Boil milk in a large vessel. Add grated carrots. Allow the carrots to cook on slow flame. You may need to continuously stir the mixture for a while and in between to avoid sticking. When the milk is reduced completely, add mawa.
2.Continue stirring the mixture further till mawa is nicely mixed and roasted. Add any dry-fruits if you are using along with cardamom powder. Add sugar and continue to cook till the sugar is totally absorbed. Serve hot.

Notes

A family recipe.

You may boil grated carrots before adding to milk to hasten up the process but I wouldn’t recommend it.

You can also adjust sugar as per your taste.

You can also play with quantity of milk and mawa based on your preference, my family prefers less milk and mawa.

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

  • Awesome! Miss my Mom’s gajjar ka halwa too. Archana and I will probably try your recipe soon! Thanks for sharing, Deepali!

  • Cheers Desh :)

  • Shan Kon

    You could have asked your MIL how she made it.

  • Of course I could have asked her Shan Kon. But as I mentioned in my post, the process is same for everyone and her taste comes from her experience and love.