How to make Gajrela -

This mithai is a winter speciality from Punjab is a delicious halwa made with carrots.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Desserts


Gajrela Recipe Card


Gajrela or gajar ka halwa! Just the name brings back great childhood memories and a big smile on my face. Served piping hot this halwa is perfect for cold winters. Grated carrots cooked in ghee, khoya, milk, dried fruits and cardamom.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Gajrela Recipe

  • Carrots 8-10 medium

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Pure ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts chopped 8-10

  • Raisins 2 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Milk solids (khoya) grated 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat three tablespoons ghee in a thick-bottomed pan, add carrots and sauté for three to four minutes.

Step 2

Add milk and cook on medium heat for six to seven minutes or until the milk evaporates and carrot is cooked.

Step 3

Meanwhile heat remaining ghee in a separate pan and shallow fry cashewnuts and raisins till cashewnuts turn golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Step 4

Add sugar to cooked carrots and cook, stirring continuously, for two to three minutes or till the sugar melts.

Step 5

Add khoya and green cardamom powder. Stir and cook for three to four minutes.

Step 6

Add cashewnuts and raisins and continue to cook for two minutes more. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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