Gajar Halwa - Carrot Halwa
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Serves: 4
  • 5 medium carrots, grated
  • 3 cups full cream milk
  • 2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter (use butter if unavailable)
  • 5 - 6 tablespoons cane sugar (more if you prefer it sweeter)
  • 10 - 15 whole cashews
  • 2-3 cardamon pods (see notes)
  • A pinch of saffron (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons raisins (optional)
  1. In a pot/pan, combine milk and carrot and cook this over medium flame till ¾ of the milk has been reduced.
  2. Mix in ghee, sugar, and cardamom pods and cook this till the halwa is thick and the milk is completely evaporated.
  3. Add cashew nuts, saffron and raisins if using.
  4. Cook over low flame for another 5-7 mins.
  5. Serve either hot or cold.
You can either crush the cardamom or use cardamom powder.
I used the whole cardamom without crushing it as I wanted just a hint of cardamom aroma/flavor.
If you do not like cardamom, you can just omit it.
Recipe by Maya Kitchenette at