Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding)

Gajar Ka Halwa
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Introduction

In the vibrant tapestry of Indian cuisine, Gajar Ka Halwa stands out as a timeless classic—a delicacy that transcends generations. In this culinary adventure, we invite you to join us in crafting the perfect Carrot Pudding Halwa, a symphony of flavors that will undoubtedly captivate your taste buds.

Origin and History

In the rich array of Indian desserts, Gajar Ka Halwa, also known as Carrot Halwa, occupies a distinct and cherished spot. Its origins trace back to the northern Indian state of Punjab, where the winter season gifts an abundance of sweet, red carrots. This delightful dish emerged as a celebration of the seasonal harvest, with the unassuming carrot metamorphosing into a luxurious and decadent treat that transcends time and generations.

Gajar Ka Halwa

Tips and Tricks

  • Carrot Selection: Choose fresh, sweet, and vibrant red carrots for the best flavor and color in your Gajar Ka Halwa.
  • Grating Technique: Grate the carrots finely for a smooth and melt-in-the-mouth texture. The finer the grate, the quicker they absorb the flavors during cooking.
  • Milk Magic: Use full-fat milk to enhance the richness of the halwa. Slow-cook the carrots in milk to achieve a creamy and luxurious consistency.
  • Ghee Goodness: Don’t skimp on ghee! The richness of Gajar-Ka-Halwa comes from the generous use of clarified butter, adding a heavenly aroma and depth of flavor.
  • Nuts and Raisins: Toasted nuts and golden raisins add a delightful crunch and sweetness to the halwa. Don’t forget to garnish generously!

How to Use Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe Mix

Elevate your Gajar Ka Halwa experience with a high-quality Gajar Halwa Traditional Dessert Mix. Follow these simple steps:

  • Acquire the Mix: Purchase a reliable Gajar Halwa Traditional Dessert Mix from your local spice market or grocery store.
  • Grate the Carrots: Grate fresh carrots finely using the traditional method or a food processor.
  • Cook Carrots: In a heavy-bottomed pan, cook the grated carrots with the Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe Mix until they absorb the spices and flavors.
  • Add Milk and Ghee: Pour in full-fat milk and ghee as per the instructions on the recipe mix. Allow the halwa to simmer until the carrots are soft and the mixture thickens.
  • Garnish and Serve: Garnish with toasted nuts and raisins. Serve warm, savoring the rich flavors of your Gajar-Ka-Halwa.

How to make Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding)

Recipe by ImamCourse: DessertCuisine: Indian
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

Ingredients

  • Carrots (Gajar): 500g, finely grated

  • Ghee: 1/2 cup

  • Milk: 1 liter

  • Sugar: 1 cup (adjust to taste)

  • Cardamom (Elaichi): 4-5 pods, crushed

  • Almonds (Badam): 1/4 cup, sliced

  • Cashews (Kaju): 1/4 cup, chopped

  • Raisins (Kishmish): 2 tablespoons

  • Khoya (reduced milk): 1/2 cup

  • Saffron (Kesar): A pinch (soaked in warm milk)

Directions

  • Grating the Carrots
  • Begin by finely grating the carrots, ensuring a uniform texture that enhances the overall consistency of the halwa.
  • The Art of Simmering
  • In a sturdy pan, melt ghee over medium heat.
  • Add the grated carrots and sauté until they release their aromatic essence.
  • Pour in the milk and let it simmer, allowing the carrots to soak in the rich flavors.
  • Infusing Flavor
  • Gently stir in the sugar, adjusting the sweetness to your preference.
  • Introduce the crushed cardamom pods, elevating the aromatic profile.
  • Sprinkle the heavenly fragrance of saffron, soaked in warm milk, imparting a golden hue.
  • Nutty Symphony
  • Integrate the decadent goodness of khoya, infusing a creamy texture.
  • Sprinkle the symphony of almonds, cashews, and raisins, creating a delightful crunch.

Conclusion:

  • Embark on this culinary journey with us, and you’ll discover that crafting the perfect Gajar Ka Halwa is not just about following a recipe—it’s about embracing a tradition, creating memories, and indulging in the richness of Indian flavors.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


Calories300

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 15g 24%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%
      • Sugars 30g
    • Protein 6g 12%

      * The % Daily Value 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.

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