Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gajar Ka Halwa

I like Gajar Ka Halwa very much and I was very sad that my son can't have it as it has lots of milk. I remember when my mother used to make it as it takes so much effort. 

One of our servants used to grate the carrots. My father was a very knowledgeable man. He was on the government job and had good knowledge in every field. He was used to give new ideas to my mother. In the night, when all the servants are gone to their homes, my parents start to cook the carrots in milk on low / medium flame. When carrots absorb milk, they pour more milk and continue to cook. It happened 2-3 hours. Next night again, same thing happens. This process goes on till carrots become very soft and tender.

After that, they mix the sugar, cashews and pistachios in the cooked carrots and cook for some more time to mix sugar evenly. I remember that taste until now.

Some people make it by boiling the carrots and mix sugar in it. I don't like that. I never forget the taste of Gajar Ka Halwa made by my parents and I didn't get the better taste any where else. I never tried that myself so I don't know exact recipe. 

I thought that I should try Gajar Ka Halwa with coconut milk as it has lots of cream. I tried it in a very small quantity. I don't know if someone has tried it but its my original recipe.

2.5 cup grated carrots
1 can (13 oz) Creamy Coconut Milk

1/2 cup sugar
Cashews and Pistachios for garnishing

  1. Mix sugar and grated carrots and cook on low flame till all the water burns.
  2. Put 1/4 milk in and cook it. Let the carrots absorb all the milk and then again put in some more milk and cook. Continue doing so till the carrot become very soft and tender. It will take almost 1 -1.5 hours.
  3. Serve in the bowl garnished with cashews and pistachios. 
I & my husband both liked it very much. But, Tanishk, as usual he didn't try to taste it. But I know he will like it definitely.


  1. This sounds wonderful I am going to give it a try. Thanks!

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