Gajar ka Halwa or Gajrela

Gajar ka Halwa is a delicious north indian dessert that has a sweet flavour of carrots(Gajar) cooked in milk.Even being a recipe from north india still it’s very popular across the country.Gajar ka halwa is commonly available in most of the sweet shops and restraunts in winters.It can even be made at home very easily and tastes more delicious as compared to any restaurant.Now, get ready to make this recipe for you and your loved once and enjoy…


Full Cream milk – 1 liter
Gajar or Carrot(Grated) – 1 kilogram
Desi Ghee – 4 tbsps
Sugar – 250 grams
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tbsp
Sliced Almond – 50 grams
Sliced Cashew – 50 grams

How to prepare:
1. In a heavy base kadai or pan melt the desi ghee and on medium heat for about 6-7 minutes. stir fry the shredded gajar(Carrot) so that the water is evaporated and the color is slightly changed.
2. simultaneously, in another bowl for about 10mins. boil the milk till the time it’s reduced to half.
3. In little ghee or butter roast the dry fruits and keep them aside.
4. Now, add milk to the the carrot and cook till the time it’s completely absorbed.
5. After that add sugar,cardamom powder and half of the roasted dry fruits to it and stir well,cook for about 4-5 more minutes till the time it starts leaving ghee.
6. Serve after garnishing with the remaining roasted dry fruits.

Hope you will enjoy and do let me know how it was.

Published in: on February 2, 2009 at 7:43 pm  Comments (9)