Gajar ka Halwa | How to make Gajar Ka Halwa

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Gajar ka Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert. It is also known as Gajrela. It belongs to north Indian dessert dishes. This is made up of lots of grated carrots and dry fruits. This is especially popular in winter. Gajar ka Halwa is also famous all over India because of something very special that cannot be explained by anyone.

Winter is incomplete without Gajar ka halwa, it is generally eaten as a sweet. Hardly someone has not tasted Gajar ka halwa yet before.  Gajrela is very popular among Indians, because of its popularity people go to the market in the winter to purchase Gajar ka halwa. People don’t know how to make it, that’s why buy this easily from the nearest sweet,s shop. But the taste for homemade halwa is slightly different from the market. That’s the reason why most people prefer homemade Gajar ka halwa.

Making Gajar ka halwa at home is not a tough task. This is a very easy and fast-made recipe. This recipe is hygienic tasty and beneficial for everyone’s health. If you’re a sweets lover then this fully belongs to you. You try this recipe below.

Fact About Carrot (Gajar)

  1. Carrots do not belong to India. It mainly belongs to the western states of Afghanistan or Iran.
  2. There are two or more varieties of carrots 1. Red carrot, 2. Yellow carrot and 3. Purple carrot( also known as black carrot).
  3. In the 70th century, Dach started breeding red carrots.
  4. When carrots came to India, at the time of the Mughal empire. Mughal,s like halwa that’s why they tried halwa of gajar, and they loved it.
  5. After that Gajar ka halwa has taken big places in our tradition.

Gajar halwa recipe ingredients

  • 2 cup carrots,
  • 2 pinch of saffron
  • 2-3 cardamoms pods, crushed
  • 3 cup milk
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 10-12 cashew nuts
  • 10-12 Almonds
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Small pinch salt ( its help in increasing the fragrance of saffron or cardamoms )

Gajar Halwa recipe Processe

  • Peel and grate the carrots in a bowl. 
Man peeling carrots
Man peeling carrots
  • Place a kadai on the stove over medium flame.
  • Add ghee, add some saffron, and 2 crushed cardamom or grated carrots with milk.
  • Stir continuously to avoid lumps and burn.
  • Cook till the carrots are soft and milk is evaporated ( changed to Khoa).
  • Take another pan put some ghee, add dry fruits like cashew nuts, almonds. Saute and stir till dry fruits become golden brown.
  • Now add these golden brown dry fruits to soft carrots pan and stir continuously to mix well. 
  • After that added sugar to halwa. Cook for 4-5 minutes and off the flame. 
  • Add a small pinch of salt to increase the fragrance of Halwa.
  • Now your Gajar ka Halwa is ready to serve in this cold season.
Gajar Ka Halwa (Recipe Card)

Gajar Ka Halwa

Pradeep Kumar
Gajar ka halwa is a traditional Indian dessert. It is also known as Gajrela. It belongs to north Indian dessert dishes. This is made up of lots of grated carrots and dry fruits.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 person
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup Carrots
  • 2 Pinch saffron
  • 2-3 cardamoms pods, crushed
  • 3 cup Milk
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 10-12 cashew nuts
  • 10-12 Almonds
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • Small pinch salt ( its help in increasing the fragrance of saffron or cardamoms )

Instructions
 

  • Peel and grate the carrots in a bowl. 
    Man peeling carrots
  • carrot grating
  • Place a kadai on the stove over medium flame.
    Pan on stove
  • Add ghee, add some saffron, and 2 crushed cardamom or grated carrots with milk.
  • Stir continuously to avoid lumps and burn.
  • Cook till the carrots are soft and milk is evaporated ( changed to Khoa).
  • Take another pan put some ghee, add dry fruits like cashew nuts, almonds. Saute and stir till dry fruits become golden brown.
    frying cashew
  • Now add these golden brown dry fruits to soft carrots pan and stir continuously to mix well. 
  • After that added sugar to halwa. Cook for 4-5 minutes and off the flame. 
  • Add a small pinch of salt to increase the fragrance of Halwa.
  • Now your Gajar ka Halwa is ready to serve in this cold season.
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FAQs

What are the benefits of carrot?

Carrot fiber can help keep blood sugar levels stable. They’re also high in vitamin A and beta-carotene, both of which have been linked to a lower risk of diabetes. They can help to strengthen your bones. Carrots include calcium and vitamin K, which are both beneficial to bone health.

Is Gajar halwa healthy?

Yes, low-fat gajar halwa is healthful.

Traditional Indian sweets and desserts are typically high in fat and sugar and high in calories. To save calories, make this Reduced Fat Carrot Halwa with low-fat milk.

Is gajar halwa good for cold?

It is an antioxidant that boosts our immune system and aids in the fight against infections and inflammation. Gajar Ka Halwa is made with milk, cardamom, and almonds. Cardamom is a spice that contains Vitamin C and has traditionally been used to treat coughs and colds.

गाजर के हलवे में क्या क्या पाया जाता है?

फाइबर की मात्रा से भरपूर गाजर में कैरीटोनॉइड, पोटैशियम, विटामिन, विटामिन ए जैसे पोषक तत्व की भरपूर मात्रा पाई जाती है जो ब्‍लड प्‍यूरीफायर करने का काम करती है. इसमें आयरन एवं फाइबर के घुलनशील और अघुलनशील तत्व मौजूद होते है, जो वजन घटाने में मदद करते हैं

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