Learn how to make carrot halwa with step-by-step recipe.
Carrot halwa or gajar halwa – this is an all-time favourite dessert in India. In India, during winter, a special variety of bright red carrots are available and this halwa tastes divine with those carrots. But who wants to wait for that when the halwa tastes just as amazing any time of the year. I am drooling as I write this. Guess it’s time to grate some carrots now!
I prefer to make the halwa with jaggery rather than sugar but you may use sugar instead of jaggery. To make this dish, I grate the carrots in my food processor. I then fry the grated carrot in some ghee until aromatic. I add milk to it, cover, and simmer until the carrots are completely done. I then add jaggery and let the excess moisture dry. Once the halwa comes together, I add some more ghee and fried nuts.
Serve hot carrot halwa with cold vanilla ice cream for an out-of-the-world dessert.
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Carrot halwa step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Grate carrots using a food processor or box grater
2. Fry the nuts until golden brown
3. Add milk to carrots and simmer
4. Add jaggery/sugar and mix well