Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season, also known as Gajrela in some parts of it. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert. Serving with vanilla ice cream scoop is the latest style of devouring this halwa.  Gajar ka halwa is prepared specially in Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi and during Navratri fasting days as well.

In winters gajar ka halwa or carrot pudding is a delicacy for which no-one can stop themselves saying “NO”. One of my kitty friends makes it using milk powder. I have never used milk powder so far. So today is the 2nd version of cooking gajar ka halwa and my first recipe using milk powder.Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season also known as Gajrela in some parts of north India. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert.


The traditional method of cooking gajar ka halwa is a long process, simmering milk with grated carrots for long hours till milk evaporates and milk solids lefts in halwa. To cook it in a lesser time nowadays we use either khoya/mava or milk powder or condensed milk which gives a kind of similar result. Try using full-fat milk which gives the best texture to the halwa.

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So let see how to prepare this delicious gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa.Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season also known as Gajrela in some parts of north India. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert.

Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa

Ingredient                                                                                Serve 4

1/2 Kg or 4 Cups of grated carrot
4 Cup full-fat milk
1 Tsp ghee/ clarified butter
4 Tblsp milk powder
6-8 Cardamom powdered
7-8 Almonds chopped or sliced
5-6 Cashew chopped or sliced
2 Tblsp resin
10-12 Pistachio chopped or sliced
2 Tblsp chiroli
6 Tblsp sugar

Method

  1. First of all, wash carrots nicely with water and peel. Grate them using a food processor or box grater.
  2. Take a pan which can accommodate this amount of carrot. Mix grated carrot and milk and boil until the milk gets absorbed.
  3. To this add cardamom powder, chopped or sliced dry fruits and sugar. Mix well, the mixture becomes watery after adding sugar. Keep stirring it until the mixture starts becoming dry.Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season also known as Gajrela in some parts of north India. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert.
  4. Dissolve milk powder in 1/4 cup milk and add to mixture, mix well.
  5. Add ghee or clarified butter. Keep stirring it until halwa/pudding becomes dry and start leaving the sides of the pan.Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season also known as Gajrela in some parts of north India. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert.
  6. Let it cool and garnish it with cut dry fruits. Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is ready to serve with ice cream or simply to enjoy the bowl. Taste awesome.

Note

  1. Wash carrots carefully. Sometimes a lot of dirt stuck inside its skin and comes in mouth while eating.
  2. Keep stirring or else halwa will burn from the bottom of the pan.
  3. Adjust sugar as per your taste. In this quantity, I loved this much sugar. You can add more if you like a sweeter version.
  4. This gajar ka halwa recipe can be easily increased as per the requirement.
  5. Halwa stays good for 3-4 days if kept in the fridge.
  6. Similar way you can prepare lauki ka halwa.

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Pin it for laterGajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season also known as Gajrela in some parts of north India. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert.

Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season also known as Gajrela in some parts of north India. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert.
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Gajar Ka Halwa With Milk Powder Recipe | How To Make Carrot Halwa Using Milk Powder

Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season, also known as Gajrela in some parts of north India. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert. Serving with vanilla ice cream scoop is the latest style of devouring this halwa. Gajar ka halwa is prepared specially in Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi and during Navratri fasting days as well.

In winters gajer ka halwa or carrot pudding is a delicacy for which no-one can stop themselves saying “NO”. One of my kitty friend makes it using milk powder. I have never used milk powder so far. So today is the 2nd version of cooking gajar ka halwa using milk powder.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword carrot halva using milk powder, carrot halwa, gajar ka halwa, gajer ka halva
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 Serving
Author code2cook

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Kg or 4 Cups of grated carrot
  • 4 Cup full-fat milk
  • 1 Tsp ghee/ clarified butter
  • 4 Tblsp milk powder
  • 6-8 Cardmom powdered
  • 7-8 Almonds chopped or sliced
  • 5-6 Cashew chopped or sliced
  • 2 Tblsp resin
  • 10-12 Pistachio chopped or sliced
  • 2 Tblsp chiroli
  • 6 Tblsp sugar

Instructions

  1. First of all, wash carrots nicely with water and peel. Grate them using a food processor or box grater.

  2. Take a pan which can accommodate this amount of carrot. Mix grated carrot and milk and boil until the milk gets absorbed.

  3. To this add cardamom powder, chopped or sliced dry fruits and sugar. Mix well, mixture becomes watery after adding sugar. Keep stirring it untill the mixture starts becoming dry.

  4. Dissolve milk powder in 1/4 cup milk and add to mixture, mix well.

  5. Add ghee or clarified butter. Keep stirring it until halwa/pudding becomes dry and start leaving the sides of the pan.

  6. Let it cool and garnish it with cut dry fruits. Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is ready to serve with ice cream or simply enjoy the bowl. Taste awesome.

Recipe Notes

  1. Wash carrots carefully. Sometimes a lot of dirt stuck inside its skin.
  2. Keep stirring or else halwa burn fast.
  3. Adjust sugar as per your taste. In this quantity, I loved this much sugar. You can add more if you like a sweeter version.
  4. This gajar ka halwa recipe can be easily increased as per the requirement.
  5. Halwa stays good for 3-4 days if kept in the fridge.
  6. Similar way you can make lauki ka halwa as well.

13 thoughts on “Gajar Ka Halwa With Milk Powder Recipe | How To Make Carrot Halwa Using Milk Powder”

  1. Gajar ka halwa, all time favourite Indian dessert of mine, actually it was on our wedding menu too 🙂 I too sometimes make with milk powder when don’t want go out to buy khoya.

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