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Gajjar Ka Halwa
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
 

Say hello to the winter in the sweetest and tastiest way! This gajjar ka halwa is a perfect treat all through the season.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Pakistani
Keyword: carrot halwa, gajjar ka halwa, Gluten free, halwa
Author: Heenie
Ingredients
  • 1 kg carrots, washed, scrapped and grated
  • 500 ml whole milk
  • 2-3 pods green cardamoms, use seeds only
  • cups sugar (more or less according to taste)
  • ⅓ - ½ cup desi ghee
  • cup khoya (or as desired)
  • nuts and raisins as required
Instructions
  1. In a large pot steam grated carrots over low flame. Keep the pot uncovered to let water from carrots evaporate.

  2. Stir at regular intervals.

  3. Once water is dried, add milk and seeds of green cardamoms.

  4. Stir well and bring to a boil over medium flame.

  5. Lower the flame and cover the pot and let cook till milk dries. Keep stirring at regular intervals.

  6. After milk evaporates, add in sugar and keep on stirring till all moisture dries up.

  7. Pour in desi ghee and roast halwa for about 7-10 minutes or till there is no moisture. Turn the flame off.

  8. Crumble khoya and add to halwa. Mix.

  9. Add in nuts and raisins.

  10. Serve hot or warm.

Recipe Notes
  • Make sure to keep on stirring after adding sugar otherwise it will burn quickly and stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add khoya after switching the flame off.
  • You can add kewra or rose water, about half a teaspoon. I personally don't like such flavorings so I don't add.