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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 Serving
Author Bhawana

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

  • First of all, wash carrots nicely with water and peel. Grate them using a food processor or box grater.
  • Take a pan which can accommodate this amount of carrot. Mix grated carrot and milk and boil until the milk gets absorbed.
  • 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.
  • Dissolve milk powder in 1/4 cup milk and add to mixture, mix well.
  • Add ghee or clarified butter. Keep stirring it until halwa/pudding becomes dry and start leaving the sides of the pan.
  • 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.

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg