Gajar Ka Halwa recipe

Gajar Ka Halwa | Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe | Gajar Ka Halwa without Ghee or Halwa

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Very famous winter season Gajar ka halwa is a traditional Indian dessert (sweets) gajar ka halwa recipe made with red red grated carrots, milk, and sugar. It is typically flavored with cardamom, saffron, and ghee (clarified butter). gajar ka halwa is a very slow-cooked recipe, gajar ka halwa is mainly made by simmering grated carrots with milk, koha, mava, sugar and ghee for long hours until gajar ka halwa thickens and the carrots are cooked fully through this process, gajar ka halwa is often garnished with nuts such as pista, almonds and pistachios. gajar ka halwa is considered a winter delicacy and is usually made during the winter months when fresh red carrots come in the winter season. gajar ka halwa can be enjoyed hot or cold, and it is a very popular sweet dish during, weddings, birthday festivals and special occasions in India.

What’s up guy you are once again welcome on my new blog today I am making Gajar ka Halwa ( carrot halwa recipe) it’s the season for carrots and the red carrots in season, so I am making Gajar ka Halwa or Gajrela and it’s very simple recipe no need to add any Mawa (milk solid) or ghee, This Gajar ka halwa will be ready perfectly without using any (milk solid) or ghee, and eating this Gajar ka halva is sinfully delightful and very delicious,

Prep time: 10-15 minutes Cooking time: 1.5 hrs Serves: 6-8 people

Gajar Ka Halwa
Gajar Ka Halwa


  • RED CARROT  1/2 KG
  • SUGAR  150 GRAMS
  • GHEE  1 TBSP

How To Make Gajar Ka Halwa

learn this recipe once and then keep making Gajar ka Halwa throughout the season,
Let’s learn how is the process to make gajar ka halwa,


1. Here I have a taken half kg of red carrots, now wash the carrot throughouly after washing cut it top and bottom off, Now peel the carrots very well once peeld nicely then take a grater and we have to grate it now, it is important to note the grate the carrots using the larger bore and not the smaller bore of the grater, Grate the carrots really nicely now, I have grate the entire half kg carrots here, now let’s make gajrela or Gajar Ka Halwa

How To Cook Gajar ka Halwa

2. So I am taking a big wok it is important to take a vessel with heavy bottom hence wok makes it easier to cook the gajrela, Now into the wok we will add 1.5 litre full fat milk, it is very important that you are milk is full fat, take the milk three times the amount to carrots,
3. So remember this,  so whether you are making half or 1 kg the milk will be three times the carrots,

4. Now you have to boil the milk nicely keep stirring in between while boiling the milk, to avoid the milk from sticking to the bottom,
let the milk come to a good boil once you are milk is boiling nicely only then add carrots to the milk, Milk is boiling now we will add carrots to it stir it well after adding the carrots,

5. Now initially doing the process you don’t need to stir too much as there is plenty of milk, it’s alright even if you stir occasionally, slowly you will notice that as the milk thicken you will need to stir more often, now our Gajar ka halwa is cooking, continue to cook it while stirring occasionally until it’s thickens nicely, once thick then you have to cook it while stirring continuously,

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6. Basically what we are doing here is that we are cooking the carrots with milk and reducing it, the milk will reduce to from milk solid mava so there is no need to add additional mava to the recipe, and the fat content of the milk will act as ghee so no need to add additional ghee either, if you are making basic Gajar ka halwa it will be ready with basic milk carrots and sugar, so we are doing the same process here,

7. We have to cook the carrots and milk until the entire milk gets reduced, and our Gajar ka halwa becoms nice and thick, this process will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour, Now this process is usually the process to make gajrela, each house has a little different procedure, some people don’t evaporate the milk completilly and leave a little bit behind,

8. Some others evaporate its completely to make a halwa, in our home we completely evaporate the milk so that’s how I am telling you today, some people will say it I have seen in previous recipe to as to why didn’t I cook the carrots in ghee first, in this method all that’s is not necessary,

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9. Actually how confectioners make it is cook the carrots in ghee then add sugar milk solid and that’s how halwa is prepared, now while making it at home I don’t like getting mava from outside and using loads of ghee is something that I don’t prefer, so this is how I make it I let the carrots cook slowly and cook into a delicious gajrela,

10. So around 45 minutes are up let see what is the consistency of our gajrela or Gajar ka halwa, so friends after about 45 minutes our milk has reduce quite a bit, after this stage it doesn’t take longer just cook it for 5 to 10 minutes more, while stirring continuously further reduce the milk,

11. And after that cooking it’s for 10 to 15 more minutes it has reduce significantly, at this stage we have to add sugar to this for 1.5 litre milk you have to add 150 gram sugar as in at 10% of the sugar to this, and we will add 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder, now you have to cook it nicely while stirring,

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12. So that the sugar dissolve completely and continue to cook the halwa until the ghee start releasing from it, buy releasing of ghee I mean that the halwa should look shining this process may take up to 10 to 15 minutes,

13. So I have further cooked the halwa for 10 to 15 minutes more, and the halwa is signing from within at this stage our Gajar ka halwa without mava or ghee is ready, now turn the gas off, now we have to add nuts and dry fruits to this,

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14. So basic gajrela is ready for us without any ghee aur Mawa a perfect Gajar ka halwa is ready, now you can add chopped nuts as it is to it, or you will add blanched nuts to it too, if you like a fried nuts then you can toast them lightly in ghee and then add them, so today I thought let me toast them in ghee and add sometimes I just add them raw or blanched too, the flavour of nuts will vary,

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15. So now I am taking a fry pan and we will add one table spoon ghee to the pan, along with that we will add some slivered almonds, some chopped cashews, and roast them on low flame until their colour changes a little bit, once they change colour,

16. Then we will add nuts to this, you can add the ghee or if don’t like them you can avoid it too, along with it we will add some raisins to it as well, and stir everything really well, and our Gajar ka halwa aur gajrela is ready now we will plate it, in a bowl we will transfer our Gajar ka halva and put some pista on Gajar Ka Halwa,

17. So gajarela aur Gajar ka halwa made by this process test really delicious it it takes almost 1 hour usually when I make it I use 1 kg carrots and 3 litres of milk,by making a slightly bigger batch you can store it in freeze and heat it and eat it for two three days, it taste amazing with vanilla ice cream in winters,

18. It is one of the my combinations tell me in the comment box if you too eat this combination, if you have not made it then make it now hot halwa with cool ice cream and cold winters, you will really enjoy eating this Gajar ka Halwa and in my opinion this Gajar ka halva test  better than the Gajar ka halwa with mava, it does take a little longer and a little more labour but make it once and you will never go back,

Gajar Ka Halwa
Gajar Ka Halwa

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    Anushaka says:

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    Vinay says:

    I don’t have any words to say that it’s gajar la halwa recipe you have share very nice and very delicious I learned very things from your blog please share more wonderful recipes with technic thanks

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