Gajar ka Halwa (Gajrela)

Gajar Ka Halwa sometimes known as Gajrela, Carrot Halwa or gajar ka gajerela is a sweet dessert pudding associated mainly with the state of Punjab in India. It is made by placing grated carrot in a pot containing a specific amount milk and sugar and then cooking while stirring regularly. It is often served with a garnish of almonds and pistachios.The nuts and other items used are first sautéed in ghee. It is a famous dessert which is favorite all over Northern India and  is traditionally eaten during all of the festivals in India, mainly on the occasion of Diwali, Holi, and Raksha Bandhan.

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Ingredients

  • 500 gms grated carrots
  • 500 ml milk (full cream)
  • 3/4 cup pf sugar ( you can adjust as per your taste)
  • 1 tbspn of ghee (clarified butter)
  • Almond flakes
  • Few dry raisins
  • 1/2 tspn of cardamom powder

Process

  • Heat a pan nicely and add ghee.
  • Add carrot ,cook the grated carrot for 2-3 min.
  • Now add milk and mix it well.
  • Let the carrot cook in the milk till half of the milk evaporates (for  about 10-15 min).
  • Now add sugar and mix well. Cook again till all the milk and water generated by adding sugar evaporates.
  • Add roasted cardamom powder.
  • In a separate pan heat 1 tspn of ghee and roast raisins and almond flakes for few second.
  • Add this to the carrot mixture and mix well.
  • Our Dish is ready to serve, you can eat this hot or let it cool for some time and then eat.
  • Hope you will love this dish,its simple and  très facile (very very easy) 🙂

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