Gajar ka Halwa Recipe

Delight Your Taste Buds with Gajar ka Halwa

Gajar Halva, traced to ancient India, blends grated carrots, milk, ghee, nuts, and sugar. Evolving over time, it’s a cherished sweet, symbolizing tradition and delight.

Gajar ka Halwa Recipe

  • Indulging in the rich and flavorful world of Indian desserts is an experience like no other. Among the plethora of sweet delights, Gajar ka Halwa stands as a beloved classic that has captured the hearts and palates of people around the world. This delectable dessert, made from grated carrots, milk, ghee, and a dash of aromatic spices, is a symphony of flavors that is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. In this blog, we'll guide you through a delightful Gajar ka Halwa recipe designed perfectly for two servings.
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Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 20 mins Difficulty: Advanced Servings: 2 Calories: 300 Kcal Best Season: Winter

Ingredients

To create the magic of Gajar ka Halwa for two, you'll need:

Instructions:

  1. Preparing the Carrots:
    • Wash, peel, and grate the carrots finely. You can use a box grater or a food processor for this step.
  2. Cooking the Carrots:
    • In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee over medium heat.
    • Add the grated carrots and sauté them for about 8-10 minutes, until they start to release their moisture and soften.
  3. Simmering with Milk:
    • Pour in the whole milk, and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
    • Allow the carrots to cook in the milk, stirring occasionally, until the milk reduces and thickens. This can take about 30-40 minutes.
  4. Adding Sweetness:
    • Once the milk has reduced significantly and the carrots are cooked, add sugar to the pan. Adjust the amount based on your desired level of sweetness.
    • Continue to cook and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture thickens further.
  5. Flavorful Touches:
    • Sprinkle in the cardamom powder and a pinch of saffron strands (if using). These aromatic spices will infuse the halwa with a delightful fragrance and flavor.
    • Add a pinch of salt to enhance the overall taste.
  6. Nutty Crunch:
    • In a separate small pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of ghee and lightly roast the chopped nuts until they turn golden and aromatic.
  7. Bringing it All Together:
    • Stir in the roasted nuts into the halwa mixture, reserving some for garnishing.
  8. Serving:
    • Once the halwa reaches your desired consistency, turn off the heat and let it cool slightly.
    • Serve the warm Gajar ka Halwa in individual bowls, garnished with the remaining chopped nuts on top.
  9. Conclusion:

    The joy of relishing Gajar ka Halwa lies in its heartwarming flavors and the love put into its preparation. This recipe, tailored for two, offers you the perfect opportunity to create a memorable dessert experience. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself and a loved one, Gajar ka Halwa is a timeless classic that brings comfort and delight to every bite. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and embark on a journey of culinary bliss with this wonderful recipe!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 200 gm

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 350kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 13mg5%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 486mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 60g20%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g15%
Sugars 52g
Protein 8g16%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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