Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa) Recipe
As the chilly winter sets in, imagine wrapping yourself in the cosy embrace of a fragrant bowl of Gajar ka Halwa. This timeless carrot delight, which harmonises the essential ingredients of carrots, milk, ghee, nuts, and Nestlé MILKMAID, is way more than just a dessert. It's like a sweet reminder of home and a joyful celebration of those delightful, seasonal flavours. Plus, with our Gajar ka Halwa recipe, you can whip up a scrumptious batch in just 45 minutes.
We've made the Gajar ka Halwa recipe super easy for you by breaking it down into three easy steps and utilising only four readily available ingredients (dry fruits are optional). Nestlé MILKMAID, the secret ingredient of our Gajar ka Halwa recipe, not only simplifies the process but also significantly reduces the cooking time. It eliminates the need for khoya (which may be questionable when purchased from the market and time taking when prepared at home) and sugar, serving as the perfect binding agent that ensures the halwa achieves its ideal texture – coarse yet smooth, with a delightful milky sweetness and the warm notes of ghee.
Every spoonful of this halwa, made following our Carrot Halwa recipe, is a celebration of winter's goodness.
Beyond being a mere recipe, this Gajar ka Halwa embodies an experience. It's a nostalgic reminder of cosy evenings spent with loved ones, of laughter shared over steaming bowls, and of the simple joys that make winter special. So, let the enticing aroma of this delightful pudding fill your home, and relish the warmth of Gajar ka Halwa, one spoonful at a time.
- Servings - 10
- Preparation - 20 Min
- Cooking - 45 Min
Ingredients for Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)
- 1/2 tin Nestlé MILKMAID
- 2 tbsp Nestlé Everyday Ghee
- 1 ltr Nestlé a+ Toned Milk
- 1 kg Grated Carrots
- 25 gms Chopped Kaju (Cashew nuts)
- 25 gms Kishmish (Raisins)
How to make Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)
- Step 1: Mix carrots and milk in a pan, bring to a boil. Cook on low flame, stirring occasionally, until milk dries up.
- Step 2: Add Nestlé MILKMAID and continue cooking on low flame, stirring occasionally, until it dries up.
- Step 3: Add ghee and cook for another 10 minutes. Garnish your gajar ka halwa recipe with cashewnuts and raisins, and serve hot.
Tips to make Gajar ka Halwa
- Ensure thorough grating of the carrots for a finer texture.
- Maintain a low flame consistently during the cooking process; this dessert is most delightful when prepared at a gradual pace.
- Promptly remove the mixture from heat as soon as the milk dries up, avoiding any risk of overheating and burning.
- Regularly stir the Carrot Halwa to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Elevate your experience by garnishing Gajar Ka Halwa with Nestlé MILKMAID and an additional sprinkle of assorted dry fruits.
FAQs on Gajar ka Halwa
1. Why does my Gajar ka Halwa have a runny/watery consistency?
If your Gajar ka Halwa turns out too runny or watery, it might be due to insufficient thickening or not enough moisture evaporation from the grated carrots. However, by preparing Gajar ka Halwa with MILKMAID following our recipe, you can confidently put those concerns aside. MILKMAID acts as the perfect binding agent, ensuring you effortlessly attain the ideal texture.
2. How long can you store Carrot Halwa?
Carrot Halwa can be refrigerated for about 10 to 12 days. Nevertheless, it is advisable to refrain from keeping it at room temperature for extended periods.
3. What is the best way to reheat Gajar ka Halwa?
The best way to reheat Gajar ka Halwa is in a microwave or on the stovetop. Microwave it in short intervals, stirring between each, or warm it on low heat, stirring consistently to maintain its texture and flavour.
4. What to do if Gajar ka Halwa is dry?
In the above Gajar ka Halwa recipe, be sure to incorporate the exact quantities of MILKMAID, ghee, and milk. If your halwa happens to be a tad dry, slowly introduce warm milk or ghee while stirring consistently. Cover the mixture and let it simmer over low heat until the halwa attains your preferred thickness.