Yesterday at the market I found these lovely winter carrots; and I remember my friend’s words that these are best to make Carrot Halwa – a rich Indian dessert made with fresh carrots, milk and sugar, and of course ghee (clarified butter). And since my husband is a big fan of this lovely dessert, I picked a few without any second thoughts. The halwa can be garnished with some nuts of your choice (I prefer almonds or pistachio), and is best served warm/hot.
- Grated carrots – 3 cups
- Evopurated milk – 1 cup
- Fresh milk -1 cup
- Caster sugar – 2/3 cup
- Ghee/clarified butter – 2.5 tablespoons
- Green cardamom powder – a good pinch
- Chopped almonds – 2 tablespoons plus extra for garnishing
In a wide pan heat the ghee. Add the chopped almonds and fry till lightly golden. Add the grated carrots and stir well.
Add the evaporated and fresh milk and cook over medium-low heat till the liquid has almost evaporated; stirring constantly. This takes about 15 minutes. Do scrape the sides on the pan frequently.
Now add the sugar and mix well. Continue to cook and stir till the mixture is dry and comes off from the sides of the pan.
Add the cardamom powder and give a good mix. Turn off the heat.
Garnish with chopped almonds and serve hot or warm.
12 thoughts on “Gajar Halwa”
Gulab jamun is my number fave Indian dessert and carrot halwa is the second. This one looks super delicious. Thanks for recipe!!!
Thank you Denise 🙂 Its indeed one of the most loved Indian dessert
Love the color……..very delicious!
Thank you Sony 🙂
looks so yummy! mine and my husband fav
Thank you Veena
My all time fav. Compared to Westerns desserts/sweets, I simply adore things like gajar halwa. So good and need to make soon.
Thank you Nava.
Ooo..I am seeing gajar halwa everywhere ….I too need someee..
Thank you Meena 🙂
Hmm… yummy. Feel like taking a spoon and grab that bowl. Looks yummm…
Thank you Nandoo 🙂