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Gajar Ka Halwa

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Gajar Ka Halwa literally means Carrot Sweet/Halwa. Juicy Carrots are first shredded and pan fried on a low flame until they turn into a rich color and milk and sugar are added to make this mouth-watering delicacy. When served hot, Gajar Ka Halwa can melt in your mouth and tastes best when served with Vanilla ice-cream. Gajar ka Halwa is a popular choice at most Indian Weddings.
  Carrots 10 , finely shredded (long)
  Clarified butter 1 Tablespoon (ghee)
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (adjust quantity as per taste)
  Mixed nuts 2 Tablespoon, chopped (almonds)
  Cardamom powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Heat a deep pan/skillet. Add a tablespoon of clarified butter/ghee and let it melt.

Add the shredded carrot and saute (approx 15 mins.) on a low flame until the carrot changes color to a caramelized color/light brown. Take care not to burn the carrot. The raw smell should also disappear by now.

Add sugar and mix well.

Add Milk and allow to boil until the mixture begins to thicken. Mix thoroughly until Milk evaporates completely.

Remove from stove. Garnish with mixed nuts and sprinkle the cardamom powder.

Serve Hot with Vanilla Ice-cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Christmas, Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Carrot Sweet/Halwa

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 173 Calories from Fat 31

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g5.3%

Saturated Fat 2 g9.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 9.3 mg3.1%

Sodium 69.7 mg2.9%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.6%

Sugars 30.8 g

Protein 2 g4.3%

Vitamin A 255.6% Vitamin C 7.8%

Calcium 7.7% Iron 2.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe, Carrot Sweet/Halwa