Gajar Halwa is a winter essential. It is a North Indian dessert made with juicy and tender red carrots that are particularly available during this season. Gajar Halwa is a comforting, rich, and soul-satisfying Indian dessert.
This is the first post of 2018. First of all, I would like to wish everyone a very happy and joyful new year. With the end of 2017, we all tend to look back on the previous year and reflect on various aspects of our lives. I believe this reflection is extremely important. It helps us to learn from our mistakes and improve continuously, think of great ideas, help others, reflect on our problems, and, the most important, be happier in our lives. But, in 2018, we should also focus more on the potential hidden in us, rather than our flaws, and work towards becoming the best version of ourselves.
Now, coming back to the recipe, I thought of stepping into the new year on a sweet note. And what is better than our all-time favourite Gajar Halwa. Gajar Halwa, also known as Gajrela, is a rich and absolutely delicious North Indian dessert. Although this recipe comes mainly from the north of India, it is prepared and relished in all parts of India. Gajar Halwa is mainly made during winters using the good quality, tender, and juicy red carrots we exclusively get during this season.
Gajar Halwa recipe has many variations. In this recipe, I used khoya (mawa) to prepare the halwa. You can also skip khoya and use only milk to prepare halwa. To make gajar halwa, grated carrots are cooked in ghee and milk. Then, khoya is melted in sugar syrup, and the cooked carrots are further cooked in this khoya mixture. Finally, cardamom powder and ghee-roasted dry fruits are added in the gajar halwa. The juiciness of carrots combined with the rich flavour of khoya makes this gajar halwa an absolute stunner!
Follow the step-by-step recipe given below and make this soul-satisfying and comforting dessert for your family this winter….