Gajar Ka Halwa - Winter Dessert

Gajar (Carrot) is a traditional Punjabi Dessert primarily made from carrots and milk. Gajar ka Halwa is delicious when served warm or cold.


Ingredients --

1 kg shredded carrots
500 ml milk
4 tablespoon of butter
2 cups sugar
100 gm Khoya ( to garnish)
3 - 4 chopped and roasted cashew nuts (to garnish)

Method --

1. Boil the milk on medium heat until it is reduced to about 250 ml. Stir often to make sure milk does not burn or stick to the bottom of the pan. You can now set the milk pan aside.
2. Melt butter in a pan on medium heat.
3. Add shredded carrots and stir fry for about 9 minutes.
4. Carrots must be tender and should change in color.
5. Now add milk and cook until it dries. This will take another 10 minutes. Stir often.


6. Next add sugar and cardamom powder (according to your preference). Stir fry for another three to four minutes until the halwa starts to leave the sides of the frying pan.
7. Garnish with shredded khoya / roasted cashew nuts.

Tip --

Gajar ka Halwa can be refrigerated for upto 1 week and can be stored in the freezer for about 1 month. Just when you are set to serve to guests, make sure to warm it.

Garnished with Khoya, Cashew Nuts and Plain (Serve as per choice)