Gajar Halwa With Khoya (Indian Carrot Pudding)


Gajar or Carrot halwa is north indian dessert made with carrots during the winter season. Carrot halwa with khoya is made by slow cooking grated carrots with milk, ghee and sugar.

Ingredients Needed for Gajar halwa

You will need  1 lb Fresh Carrots(grated),  1+3/4 cup Whole Milk 1/2 cup ghee 1/4 cup ground almonds 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup Khoya 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder

Wash, dry and  peel the carrots.

You can grate the carrots using a box grater or use food processor .

In a kadai (indian wok), saute the grated carrots in  ghee.Add warm milk and let the carrots cook until soft. 

Add the sugar. Keep stirring and cooking till all the liquid has evaporated.

Add the ghee next with ground almonds and bhuno(sauté) the carrots in ghee for a good 10 to 15 minutes on medium low heat.

The carrots will become shiny, and you will smell a very nice aroma.

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