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Gajar ka halwa, Carrot halwa recipe

by Jeyashri Suresh
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Gajar ka halwa

Gajar ka halwa, carrot halwa recipe a popular Indian dessert made with carrots, milk and, sugar. Usually, they add khoa or milk powder to gajar ka halwa, carrot halwa recipe, but i used instant gulab jamun mix. I have made this combo last year for a live cookery demo in Singapore. It was a super hit among the audience. I was thinking to post this recipe from then.

The addition of instant gulab jamun mix to this recipe makes it so rich and also very tasty. Many people make gajar ka halwa with milk powder. The instant gulab jamun mix gives that exact taste. Also, check out my other recipes using instant gulab jamun mix.

Gajar ka halwa

Gajar ka halwa
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Gajar ka halwa, carrot halwa recipe

Learn how to make Gajar ka halwa with Instant gulab jamun mix
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Carrot grated
  • 1 tblsp + 2 tsp ghee
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup instant gulab jamun mix
  • Pistachios to garnish
  • Cardamom powder a pinch

Instructions

  • Grate the carrots. You can use the Delhi carrots available in this winter season.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp of ghee.
  • Add 1 cup of grated carrot and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add ¾ cup of milk. For nice rich taste use full cream milk.
  • Let this carrot get cooked in the milk.
  • Keep the flame medium-low and stir it nicely.
  • Ensure it should not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the milk is almost evaporated add in ½ cup of sugar.
  • Mix well. After adding sugar the mixture loosens up.
  • Let the sugar gets dissolved completely.
  • Add in the instant gulab jamun mix to this.
  • Keep the flame low and stir it without any lumps.
  • The mixture will be thickened immediately.
  • Switch off the flame in a minute.
  • Add 1 tbsp of ghee to this.
  • Finally, add chopped pistachios.
  • Mix well and serve warm.
  • You can add thinly sliced almonds or ghee roasted cashew nuts also.

Notes

Instead of gulab jamun mix, milk powder can also be added but adjust the sugar as milk powder has sugar in that.

 

  • Grate the carrots. You can use the Delhi carrots available in this winter season.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp of ghee.
  • Add 1 cup of grated carrot and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add ¾ cup of milk. For nice rich taste use full cream milk.
Gajar halwa
  • Let this carrot get cooked in the milk.
  • Keep the flame medium-low and stir it nicely.
  • Ensure it should not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Indian dessert
  • Once the milk is almost evaporated add in ½ cup of sugar.
  • Mix well. After adding sugar the mixture loosens up.
  • Let the sugar gets dissolved completely.
Add sugar
  • Add in the instant gulab jamun mix to this.
  • Keep the flame low and stir it without any lumps.
  • The mixture will get thickened immediately.
  • Switch off the flame in a minute.
add instant gulab jamun mix
  • Add 1 tblsp of ghee to this.
  • Finally, add chopped pistachios.
  • Mix well and serve warm.
  • You can add thinly sliced almonds or ghee roasted cashew nuts also.
how to make gajar ka halwa
  • Instead of gulab jamun mix, you can also milk powder, but adjust the sugar as milk powder has sugar in that.
carrot halwa

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3 comments

Abinaya January 10, 2020 - 11:19 pm

Wow cant wait to try this!!! Looks delicious 👍

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Divya January 13, 2020 - 8:43 am

Which brand of gulab jamun mix did you use?

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Jeyashri Suresh January 19, 2020 - 6:43 pm

I used Gits brand, tried with few other popular brands as well.

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