Gajar Halwa

Gajak Halwa

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Gajar ka halwa is also known as gajrela, gajorer halua, gajar pak, carrot halwa. Gajar ka halwa is a sweet pudding offered in Indian cuisine. Traditionally it is made from grated carrots simmered in water, milk, sugar, and cardamom. Gajar halwa is a light nutritious dessert compared to other Indian sweets, it’s low fat and tastes delicious. All in all, if you are on a diet and looking for dessert, you shouldn’t go home with your lost kid! Okay, Lil Sweetness never hurt anyone. If you are working on a healthy diet it is the best Indian dessert. There are a lot of upsides to it not only does it have less fat(an average of 12%), it is nutritious, and it has a relatively small shelf life so it’s consumed fresh.

Although it is strongly associated with Punjab, It is very similar to the other types of Punjabi halwa, but it is not clear whether it originated in Punjab. Gajar ka halwa originally contained carrots, milk, and ghee but nowadays includes many other ingredients like mava. A combination of milk and carrots is known as “milk flavored gajar ka halwa” and a combination of cream or mava and carrot is described as “mava flavored gajar ka halwa”.

Can you think of a festival for which gajar ka halwa would be inappropriate? Think hard.
Let me know in the comments section if you can think of something.

How is Gajar ka halwa made?

Recipe To Make Gajar ka Halwa:

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 kg Grated Carrot
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 300 ml Milk
  • 25 g Chopped Cashew Nuts
  • 25 g Chopped Almonds
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Ghee

Method To Make Gajar Halwa

  • Heat a pan, add ghee, and let it melt.
  • Add grated carrot, mix it, and cook it for 20-25 minutes on medium flame, and keep stirring in between.
  • Increase the flame to high and cook it for 8-10 minutes, keep stirring.
  • Reduce the flame to medium and add milk, mix it properly.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for 20 minutes on low flame, keep stirring in between.
  • Add sugar, chopped dry fruits, and mix it.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for 10-15 minutes on low flame, keep stirring in between.
  • Increase the flame to medium and cook it for 2-3 minutes, keep stirring continuously.
  • Turn off the flame, and take it out on a serving plate.
  • Garnish with cashew, almond, and pistachio.
  • Finally your gajar halwa is ready to eat.

    Here is a video in case you’re looking for a mava/khoya recipe


    https://youtu.be/zzWDuAtDJZU


    What if you don’t wanna go through all the hassle of making it and just wanna grab a bite? Well,
    you should visit your local sweet stores, if you are here in Surat, you know, Vijay dairy sweets are just mind-blowing, right? Don’t just take my word test it and taste it yourself.

    What? Don’t feel like going out? But now you are craving it so bad you can’t stop thinking about it? ORDER IT!! There, the problem is solved! Where should you order it from? Oh, c’mon, you know what I would say. Winters are here and so should the gajar ka halwa! You know, I have seen a few folks who absolutely love gajar halwa with ice cream. Who am I to judge, I haven’t had it but it sure sounds like a combination. Just sayin’ this in case you are feeling particularly adventurous.