Carrot( Gajar) Halva

Carrot (Gajar) Halva is one of the popular dessert prepared with milk, mava and carrots. This recipe is generally prepared using a dark red carrot which is available in India and it gives a beautiful color to the dish. I could not find the same carrot in US so used regular carrots. You could add little bit of beetroot to get a darker shade. It is a rich recipe and teases your taste buds if you are health freak. Occasionally its good to give a treat to yourself. Kids love this sweet.

Carrot(Gajar) Halva
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Servings Prep Time
6 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Carrot(Gajar) Halva
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
For Halva
For mava
Instructions
  1. Ingredients for carrot halva.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan, add milk, sugar and milk mava. Boil it at medium to high heat. Stir the mixture regularly to ensure it does not get sticky at the bottom. Once it comes to boil, bring the temperature at medium heat and boil the milk till it gets thick consistency, turn off the heat.
  3. Clean the carrots and peel the upper skin of carrots using knife. Shred them either using hand grater or food processor.
  4. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add shredded carrots, saute it at medium heat for 10 minutes by stirring intermittently with lid on.
  5. Add 2 cups of milk and cook at low to medium heat for about 25 minutes. Keep stirring at regular interval to avoid it getting stick to the bottom.
  6. Add thick milk mava mixture and stir it well and cover with lid.
  7. Cook till carrot and milk mava gets thick consistency. Add cardamon powder, some pistachios, saffron and mix it well.
  8. Add kewra essence, mix it well. Turn of the heat once its done.
  9. Garnish with pistachios.
  10. Serve it chilled or hot as a dessert.
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