Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gajar Ka Halwa

I didn’t have anything to do on the last Saturday afternoon (a Sunday afternoon equivalent in the Middle East) and decided to make something sweet. This dish is so easy to make, plus I had some Khoya left over from making Phirni and wanted to finish it. I still have some more left over and will have to hunt down recipes to use them. If you have some recipes using khoya, please do let me know, i would love to try them. :)

I came across the recipe to make Loki (Gourd) halwa as part of a shahi cooking show. Forget making RJ eat it even I don’t like Loki, so I decided I’ll just be a plain jane n’ try Gajar Ka Halwa. I used the recipe from my Nita Mehta's cookbook. Honestly, this one caught me by surprise. I didn’t think it would taste this nice, maybe it was coz of how fresh the carrots were. Anyways, do try it…


1. Carrot: ½ kg (shredded)
2. Milk: 1 cup
3. Sugar: ¼ cup (I used brown sugar instead n’ hence had used ½ cup)
4. Ghee: 2tbsp
5. Almonds: 5-6 (shredded)
6. Raisins: 10 (I didn’t add them)
7. Cardamom: 3-4 (powdered)
8. Khoya: 100gms (grated)


Step 1: Boil one cup milk in a clean kadai/wok.

Step 2: Add grated carrots and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, till milk dries.

Step 3: Add the almonds and raisins. Stir for a minute or so.

Step 4: Add sugar. Cook till the mixture turns dry again. (I didn’t dry it completely as I thought it might be nice to leave it a little wet n’ gooey)

Step 5: Add ghee and stir it for another 10minutes on low flame.

Step 6: Add the grated khoya and mix well.

This can be served hot or cold.

I'm sending this for the event Left Over Delicacies hosted by Daisy Blue of Spicy Lounge as i have used the left over khoya from making Phirni...:)


  1. I love gajar ka halwa but i don think i would ever make it warm from a restaurant or something :)
    BTW my 100th post was a 5 posts back and i hadnt even realised it :)

  2. Oh Miri one more thing...if u have a pic for this entry, you should send it to the left over delicacies event..i have linked it to the event in my muffin post...just added it...

  3. was 5 posts back is it? i must have counted it all wrong then...:) anycase i think it's just great...i have just added the photo...:)

  4. nice pic...looks like a very simple recipe...would love to try it out..

  5. yummmm..never made this delicious sweet before...sounds rather easy..

  6. thanks is really simple n' tastes nice...try it..:D

  7. Oh! this is one of my favourites! Drool!

    Thanks for adding me to your make me feel special! x

  8. Wow... mouth watering halwa.. looks perfect.. lovely presentation. :)

  9. Hi, first timer here....u have a fabulous blog dear.WOW!! Am drooling over the pics..It looks so perfect and delicious...
    Do visit my blog when time.Following you.


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