Gajar ka Halwa without milk | Gajar Halwa recipe
I am sharing very unique and easy gajar ka halwa recipe. This Gajar halwa is made without any milk, khoya, condensed milk or milk powder, so it is a vegan friendly recipe too. This Gajar halwa recipe is totally different from the traditional one yet it has the same great taste and richness.
Unlike the traditional recipe you do not have to stir it for so long to make it. This recipe is so simple and so delicious, it takes less time and minimum effort. And the end result is very much close to the traditional recipe, really scrumptious... Though it is much faster and easier. You may not believe it unless you try it yourself.
Gajar ka halwa is also known as gajrela, gajar pak or carrot halwa. It is a very popular and classic Indian sweet or pudding. You will surely find this winter delicacy in every Indian menu, whether it is a restaurant menu or an Indian feast like weding or party, specially in wintes. It is a must winter treat for almost every Indian family.
It is best served warm, but you may also try it cold. You can also enjoy it hot with vanilla ice cream. It stays fresh for a week on the counter top.
- 6 cup grated carrots (1.5 kg)
- 2 tablespoon Ghee(clarified butter)/coconut oil
- ¾ cup cashew nut powder
- 3-4 tbsp fresh cream(malai)
- 2 tbsp raisins(optional)
- Some chopped nuts to garnish
Peel and grate the carrots.
In a heavy bottom pan add a tablespoon of ghee or coconut oil, add grated carrots and mix it once. Then cover it with the lid and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
After 4-5 mins carrots should get tender. If you find its not cover again for 2-3 minutes.
Add sugar and cover again, continue to cook for 5 minutes. After that stir it well and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes on low flame to avoid burning.
After that when you find that almost all the water is evaporated, stir it continuously on high heat to ensure there is no more extra moisture left.
Now add cashew nut powder and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously. If you have homemade malai or fresh cream can add 4 tablespoon at this time, it will give it more deliciousness, or else add a tablespoon of ghee and cook well until it gets the desired consistency.
Add chopped nuts and raisins if using and this delicious Gajar ka halwa is ready.
Try this Easy Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe and let us know how it turned out for you. We would love to hear from you.