Gajar Ka Halwa
Gajar Ka Halwa (गाजर का हलवा) or Gajrela (गजरेला) is a most famous Indian dessert mostly available in winters; but you can make it in every season only if you found red carrot on that season… 😛
In my home during winter season almost every week we make this yummy tasty Gajrela. No one take a place of it in my home, everyone just love it.
Want to try out this Gajrela recipes??? Tell me how it is made??? I love to hear words from my readers.
30 minPrep Time
50 minCook Time
1 hr, 20 Total Time
- Carrots (गाजर) - 1 Kg
- Milk (दूध) - 1 ½ litre
- Green cardamom (छोटी इलायची) - 7-8
- Raisins (किशमिश) - 2 tbsp.
- Almonds (बादाम) - 1 tbsp.
- Dates (खजूर) - 2 tbsp.
- Ghee (घी) - 5-7 tbsp.
- Sugar (चीनी) - 5-7 tbsp.
- Wash, peel & grate carrots (गाजर). Keep aside.
- Soak raisins (किशमिश) in a little water, shred almonds (बादाम), chop dates (खजूर). Keep aside.
- Take milk (दूध), grated carrots (गाजर) and add green cardamom (छोटी इलायची) in a thick base pan. Cook simmer until liquid evaporates.
- In a thick base pan heat ghee (घी) and add milk (दूध) - carrots (गाजर) mixture. Cook for 10-15 minute on a medium flame. Keep stirring often, so that the milk (दूध) - carrots (गाजर) mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Add sugar, mix well and further cook until the gajar ka halwa turns into deep reddish color.
- Remove raisins (किशमिश) water and add into gajar ka halwa with shredded almonds (बादाम) and chopped dates (खजूर). Mix well and immediately remove from flame.
- Garnish with some shredded almonds (बादाम) and serve hot.
• If you are in hurry use condensed milk (milkmaid) instead of milk (दूध) and if needed then only add sugar (चीनी).
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