carrot halwa recipe | gajar halwa recipe | gajar ka halwa banane ki vidhi

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carrot halwa recipe | gajar halwa recipe | gajar ka halwa banane ki vidhi with a detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and tasty super popular indian sweet recipe made with grated carrot, milk and sugar. this is one of the easy and tasty dessert recipes which can be prepared and attempted by any enthusiastic cook. it is typically served warm with the topping of mava / khoya, but can also be served with vanilla ice cream scoop.
carrot halwa recipe


carrot halwa recipe | gajar halwa recipe | gajar ka halwa banane ki vidhi with step by step photo and video recipe. halwa recipes are one of the popular choices from indian cuisine is made with myriad ingredients. generally, it is made with cereals, pulses, flour or combination of these ingredients. however, it can also be made with a choice of fruits and vegetables. one such veggie-based halwa is a carrot halwa recipe known for its texture and taste.

well, to be honest, the carrot halwa recipe can be made in different ways. the most common way is to cook the grated carrot in full cream milk and add mawa grate at the end. however, there are other variations and one of the popular variants is instant carrot halwa made with condensed milk. i have already posted the instant version but if you ask my personal opinion, i would recommend making it a traditional way by cooking it in full cream milk. with milkmaid, you may not get the same texture, creaminess, and also the melting taste in your mouth. moreover, you may also make it in a pressure cooker, but there is a risk of overcooking it. i have not posted this variant yet, but i am planning it soon.

gajar halwa recipe

furthermore, i would like to highlight some tips, suggestions, and variations to the carrot halwa recipe. firstly, in this recipe, i have used orange-coloured carrots as i do not have access to the red ones in australia. if you have access to those, you should always use it for gajar halwa recipe. secondly, i always recommend adding mawa at the end of the cooking process, once the milk starts drying out. also, i have added instant mawa for this recipe which should be handy enough, but you can also add store-bought one. lastly, in this recipe, i have added a ¾ cup of sugar for 1 kilogram of carrots. however, depending upon your carrot choice you may have to increase or decrease it. but the ¾ cup should be good enough, to begin with.

finally, i request you to check my other indian sweets recipes collection with this post of carrot halwa recipe. it mainly includes my other detailed recipes like walnut halwa, urad dal ladoo, dates halwa, mango peda, dry fruit chikki, gulgula, besan ladoo, horlicks mysore pak, kobbari laddu, badam ladoo. further to these i would also like to mention my other related recipes categories like,

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carrot halwa recipe

carrot halwa recipe | gajar halwa recipe | gajar ka halwa banane ki vidhi

HEBBARS KITCHEN
easy carrot halwa recipe | gajar halwa recipe | gajar ka halwa banane ki vidhi
4.82 from 238 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 box


Ingredients
 

  • 1 kg carrot
  • ¼ cup ghee / clarified butter
  • 10 cashew / kaju (chopped)
  • 10 almonds / badam (chopped)
  • 3 cup milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup khoya / mawa
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder

Instructions
 

  • firstly, peel the skin of carrot and grate finely. keep aside. traditionally, delhi carrot is used to prepare halwa.
  • in a large kadai heat ¼ cup ghee and fry 10 cashew, 10 almonds.
  • fry until it turns golden brown. keep aside.
  • in the same ghee add grated carrot and saute well.
  • saute for 5 minutes or until it changes colour slightly.
  • now pour 3 cup milk and give a good stir.
  • boil for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • continue to boil until the carrots are cooked well and milk reduces.
  • once the milk thickens completely, add ¾ cup sugar.
  • mix well and cook until the sugar dissolves and thickens.
  • cook until the halwa thickens and ghee releases from sides.
  • now turn off the flame and ½ cup khoya, ¼ tsp cardamom powder and fried nuts.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • finally, enjoy gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa chilled or warm.


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how to make gajar halwa with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, peel the skin of carrot and grate finely. keep aside. traditionally, delhi carrot is used to prepare halwa.
  2. in a large kadai heat ¼ cup ghee and fry 10 cashew, 10 almonds.
  3. fry until it turns golden brown. keep aside.
  4. in the same ghee add grated carrot and saute well.
  5. saute for 5 minutes or until it changes colour slightly.
  6. now pour 3 cup milk and give a good stir.
  7. boil for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  8. continue to boil until the carrots are cooked well and milk reduces.
  9. once the milk thickens completely, add ¾ cup sugar.
  10. mix well and cook until the sugar dissolves and thickens.
  11. cook until the halwa thickens and ghee releases from sides.
  12. now turn off the flame and ½ cup khoya, ¼ tsp cardamom powder and fried nuts.
  13. mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  14. finally, enjoy gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa chilled or warm.
    gajar halwa recipe

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to grate the carrot finely for better texture.
  • also, adjust the amount of sugar-based on the sweetness of the carrot.
  • additionally, keep stirring in between to prevent from burning.
  • finally, gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa tastes great when khova is added.

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