Gajar Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert and is a big favorite during winters! It is made by cooking grated carrots along with evaporated milk solids. This gives it an amazing grainy texture and color.
I have posted a recipe which uses just full fat milk. You can also add khoya/mawa if you want. This dish tastes amazing both hot and chilled.
To make Gajar Halwa at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
Ingredients For Gajar Halwa Recipe
- 8-9 Medium Carrots
- 1 Litre Full Fat Milk
- 4 Tablespoon Ghee
- 3/4th Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Elaichi/ Cardamom Powder
Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Gajar Halwa Recipe
Wash, peel and grate the carrots using a hand grater. You should use tender and juicy carrots for making this halwa, as they are easier to grate. You can also use a food processor to shred the carrots.
Add milk in a kadai or pan and bring it to a boil.
The milk will start to thicken as it evaporates.
Turn the flame to a low to medium setting. Add the grated carrots to the milk.
Keep stirring this mixture often. The milk will slowly begin to froth & dry. Keep scraping the sides to add any evaporated milk solids to the mixture.
When the milk has almost dried out, add 4 tbsp ghee and roast the mixture in it.
Add sugar and cardamom powder. Keep stirring till the mixture thickens.
Gajar Halwa is ready. You can also add dry fruits like raisins, cashews and almonds for garnishing.