Gajar Halwa

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - carrots (gajar), washed, peeled and grated finely
  • 1 - small tin evaporated milk (or 1 small cup full cream milk)
  • 1 - small tin Nestle cream (or crumbled khoya, 200 g)
  • 6 tsp - sugar
  • 1 tsp - cardamom powder
  • Saffron (kesar) dissolved in 1/2 cup milk
  • Rose water - 1 tsp
  • 1 tbsp - ghee
  • Almonds and pistachios (blanched and flaked or ground to a coarse powder)

How to Make Gajar Halwa

  • Put the grated carrot in a deep casserole, add evaporated milk and cardamom powder.
  • Mix it and keep in the microwave on high for 10 minutes.
  • Remove casserole, add cream (or khoya), sugar, saffron, ghee and rose water.
  • Mix well.
  • Put it back in the microwave for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave and mix well.
  • Serve warm sprinkled with almonds and pistachios.