How to make Gajar Halwa -

Grated carrots, khoya, sugar, ghee and nuts cooked together to make this delicious Indian sweet dish.popularly known as gajar ka halwa makes its presence in most special occasions like festivals, celebrations and parties. It is one of the classic Indian sweets that would not fail to impress anyone. Rich, perfectly balanced, fudge-y and so so inviting!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Gajar Halwa

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Gajar ka halwa or gajrela is an Indian sweet dish made by cooking grated carrots with ghee, khoya, sugar and nuts. In this recipe we turn a rather time consuming recipe into a quick microwave version which takes just about 15 minutes to cook. My mother makes the most amazing gajar ka halwa and as a kid and it would something I looked forward to at every Sunday lunch.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Gajar Halwa Recipe

  • Carrots 8-10 medium

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Almonds sliced 5-6

  • Cashewnuts 5-6

  • Raisins 10-15

  • Khoya/mawa grated 1 cup

  • Pistachios chopped 5-6 cup


Step 1

Place the grated carrots in a microwave proof bowl. Add ghee and mix. Add green cardamom powder and mix. Cook in the microwave on HIGH for five minutes.

Step 2

Add sugar and mix. Cook in the microwave on HIGH for two minutes.

Step 3

Add almonds, cashewnuts, raisins and khoya (keeping aside some khoya for garnish) and mix. Cook in the microwave for two to two and a half minutes.

Step 4

Garnish with the reserved khoya and pistachios and serve hot or cold.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.