Gajar Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert and very popular Indian sweet dish. It is made with carrots, milk, dry
fruits and can be eaten hot or cold.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
- Carrots, grated – 1 kg
- Milk – 1 litre
- Whole Cardamom – 6 (can be substituted with 1 teaspoon cardamom powder.)
- Khoya (whole dried milk) – 200 gm
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Ghee – 4 tablespoon
- Dry Fruits, Cashew nuts, Sliced Almonds & Raisins – ½ cup
- Peel, wash and grate carrots. Put milk, grated carrots in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Cook over medium heat until
all the milk is absorbed. Stir the mixture occasionally to prevent burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Add 1 cup sugar, 6 cardamoms, ¼ cup dry fruits and continuously stir for 5-7 minutes.
- Add ghee in it and stir constantly on medium heat for 10 minutes until carrots are golden in colour. Stir well and fry
on low heat until ghee starts separating.
- Once all the water has evaporated, remove from heat and mix the khoya.
- Decorate with remaining dry fruits and serve hot or cold.
Khoya is usually quite difficult to find in Switzerland. You can make your own at home. Simply microwave 1 tin
condensed milk with 2 teaspoon ghee, 2 teaspoon curd for 6 minutes and your khoya will be ready!
Decorate with edible silver leaf. This is usually available at most Asian stores.