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Showing posts with label carrot recipe. Show all posts

Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot Halwa



  • 2 cups grated Carrot
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 1½ cup sugar(apprx. Depending on the sweetness of carrots)
  • 2 tsp Elaichi / Cardamom powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1-2 tbsp Malai/ Fresh Cream (optional)
  • Chopped Dry Fruits (Cashews, Raisins, Almonds, etc)

Time Required: 20 -25 mins


1) Peel and grate carrots.
2) Heat ghee in heavy bottom pan. Fry chopped dry fruits and keep aside.
3) In the same pan add grated carrot. Let it cook on low heat for about 2-3 mins.
4) Then add sugar, malai and milk. Mix well and cook on low heat till the mixture thickens. Lastly add elaichi powder and stir it nicely

Serving:  Serve hot or cold, decorate /adorned with chopped dry fruits. Hot Gajar ka Halwa tastes finest with Vanilla Ice-cream.

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Carrot Kheer / Payasam


In India the sweet dish which is made up from milk locally called as Payasam & kheer. It is one type of dessert but with a  liquid in consistency.

You can prepare kheer from semiya/ Vermicelli, Sabudana/ Sago, milk and  Rice. And carrot newly added to this category. Here is my version of Carrot Kheer recipe.

  • Carrot - 1 cup (I have used small carrots ) if it is big - 2 to 3 nos
  • Milk - 2 cups 
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter  - 2 tsp 
  • Cashew nuts and Raisins - Few
  • Cardamom powder /Elaichi Powder - 3 tsp

Time Required: 25-30 mins


1) Pressure cook carrots for 2 whistles and grind it to a smooth paste 

2) Heat clarified butter in a pan, add the cashews and raising fry them to golden brown and keep aside

3) In the same pan, saute boiled carrots paste until the raw smell completely leaves

3) Then add milk, sugar and mix well. Cook for 5-7 mins until the kheer becomes bit thick in consistency 

4) Turn to low flame add cardamom powder, roasted cashews & raisins and stir well for 2 to 3 mins. and then switch off the flame 

Serving: Enjoy the healthy and delicious carrot Kheer/Payasam.  serve hot or cold as per your family members choice!
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