1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe |  Gajar ka halwa | Indian carrot pudding

1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa | Indian carrot pudding

 

 

1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa | Indian carrot pudding | How to make gajar ka halwa in 1 spoon ghee with step by step instructions

1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa

 

No khoya (mawa), no condensed milk, 1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa | Indian carrot pudding is a delicious, 6 ingredients, indian sweet dish that is prepared during winter season using grated carrots, milk, sugar and ghee clarified butter. It’s delicately flavored with cardamom powder.

In addition to that it’s garnished with loads of dry fruits. For making this sweet dish, grated carrots are slow cooked/simmered in milk till they turn tender and milk is thickened.

After that, sugar is added to sweeten it and in the last ghee is added to get a perfect glossy look. In the last, it’s garnished with chopped dry fruits.

 

1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa | Indian carrot pudding Vs traditional halwa

 

You all must be wondering how’s that possible to make rich and calories laden halwa in just 1 spoon of ghee. Trust me it tastes equally delicious and you won’t be missing anything in halwa.

Traditionally for making gajar halwa, carrots are first sauted in ghee and then it’s simmered in milk. Once cooked, sugar is added to it in the last.

However the way my Mom used to make gajar ka halwa is totally different and awesome.

I have always stick to make halwa her way by cooking grated carrots directly in milk (no sauteing in ghee initially), then add sugar and only a spoonful of ghee in the end to round it off.

 

1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa makes way finally on the blog

I know I am quite late in posting the recipe of very simple recipe of gajar halwa on the blog.

Few years ago I shared the recipe of Gajar halwa spring rolls served with warm rabdi, but did not make a separate post about Gajar ka halwa thinking that everyone makes it and who needs the recipe of it.

But after sharing this recipe on Instagram and many other social media platforms, I got several requests asking for gajar ka halwa recipe.

If you love gajar ka halwa then don’t forget to check my Gajar halwa mousse that has won me many accolades

So here’s my way of making gajar halwa, that I have been making since years.

Finally, I would request you to check more such delicious Indian mithais/sweets on the blog.

 

1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa

 

 

Step by step instructions and pictorial presentation to make

 

To make gajar ka halwa we will need red long carrots. Peel wash and grate the carrots and keep aside.

In a thick bottom pan, pour milk and bring it to boil.

Drop the grated carrots into it and let it simmer on medium flame.

Keep stirring it constantly on regular intervals.

Once the carrots are cooked and turn soft & mushy, you will notice that milk gradually starts to reduce and turn thick like mawa/khoya.

It will take around 1.5 hours to reach this stage.

At this time add sugar and cardamom/elaichi powder. Mix and cook further till sugar is dissolved and the water released from the sugar dries up completely.

Before turning off the flame add a spoon of ghee/clarified butter and give a nice mix.

Taste it and adjust the sweetness according. Transfer this to serving bowls and garnish with chopped pistachios.

Serve hot.

If any leftovers, which I am sure won’t be, refrigerate it and warm it again while serving.

 

1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa

 

 

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1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa

1 spoon ghee Gajar halwa recipe | Gajar ka halwa | Indian carrot fudge is a delicious, 6 ingredients, indian sweet dish that is prepared during winter season using grated carrots, milk, sugar and ghee clarified butter. It's delicately flavored with cardamom powder
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: 1 spoon ghee gajar ka halwa recipe, Gajar halwa, How to make gajar halwa
Servings: 4
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

  • 1 kilogram carrots
  • 2 liter full cream milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp pistachios chopped
  • 1 spoon ghee/clarified butter

Instructions

  • To make gajar ka halwa we will need red long carrots. Peel wash and grate the carrots and keep aside.
  • In a thick bottom pan, pour milk and bring it to boil.
  • Drop the grated carrots into it and let it simmer on medium flame.
  • Keep stirring it constantly on regular intervals.
  • Once the carrots are cooked and turn soft & mushy, you will notice that milk gradually starts to reduce and turn thick like mawa/khoya.
  • It will take around 1.5 hours to reach this stage.
  • At this time add sugar and cardamom/elaichi powder. Mix and cook further till sugar is dissolved and the water released from the sugar dries up completely.
  • Before turning off the flame add a spoon of ghee/clarified butter and give a nice mix.
  • Taste it and adjust the sweetness according. Transfer this to serving bowls and garnish with chopped pistachios.
  • Serve hot.
  • If any leftovers, which I am sure won't be, refrigerate it and warm it again while serving.

 

 

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  1. Neha

    5 stars
    Nice winter delicacy

  2. Archana

    5 stars
    Gajar halwa is one delicious dish that I wait for. The 1 tsp ghee halwa sound delicious and a great way tos yum pudding.

  3. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Delicious looking gajar halwa. Like you I prefer cooking the carrots in milk till the milk reduces to a solid mass. Makes the halwa taste so much better and rightly for this method you don’t need too much ghee.

  4. Uma Srinivas

    5 stars
    Gajar ka halwa is our all-time favorite dessert! it’s quite amazing to see that you used only one spoon of ghee 🙂

    1. Lata Lala

      I have been making halwa this way since many years Uma. and matter of the fact it doesn’t make any difference in taste. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Poonam bachhav

    5 stars
    I also make the gajar ka halwa similarly by cooking carrots in milk and cooking on low flame . It makes the halwa rich without adding much ghee. It is indeed a delightful winter dessert

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to know that Poonam. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. 5 stars
    It is hard to get the red carrots here, but surely it is a must-try given that it is not oozing in ghee. I make a similar version with regular carrots , but in the microwave.

    1. Lata Lala

      That’s such a wonderful option Seema. Thank you for writing in.

  7. 5 stars
    You can’t imagine most of the Indian desserts without loaded ghee but the USP of the recipe is that it has only 1 spoon of ghee. Now I can have gajar halwa multiple times in a season.

    1. Lata Lala

      Go ahead and enjoy gajar ka halwa this season with this recipe Shailender. Thank you for writing in.

  8. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    5 stars
    Love this carrot halwa with minimal use of ghee. I love that the flavors come just from the richness of milk. And this reminds me of my amazing winters in Northern India enjoying gajar ka halwa so often.

  9. Padma Veeranki

    5 stars
    Who doesn’t love gajar ka halwa, right? In fact I don’t even use ghee, the fat from the milk is enough to get the texture! Delicious looking & tempting gajar ka halwa!

    1. Lata Lala

      I completely agree with you Padma. Thank you for stopping by.

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