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Gajarer Halua (Carrot Halua)

Gajarer Halua Recipe
  • Prep Time
    15 minutes
  • Cook Time
    20 minutes
  • Serving
    4 People
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Gajarer Halua (Carrot Halua) – a Bengali Style easy homemade recipe for sweet lovers.

Initially, we don’t like Gajorer Halua at all. This delicacy, especially at a sweet shop, has an extremely sugary flavour. However, when my elder sister made it at home, we were blown away by the flavour. It was a mouth-watering and delicious dessert.

Origin of Gajarer Halua (Carrot Halua)

The Gajarer Halua was first prepared during the Mughal period. And its name comes from the Arabic word “halwa,” which means “sweet”. Punjab is famous for this dish. It is originally made with carrots, milk, and ghee, Gajarer Halua today incorporates a variety of other ingredients such as Kaju, Pista, khoya, and kalakand.

Carrot halwa, Gajar Pak, and Gajar ka Halwa are the other name of Gajarer Halua. It is a delectable dessert and made with carrots from India’s subcontinent. All Indian festivities, including Diwali, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, and Raksha Bandhan are celebrated with the dessert.

About the Gajar (Carrot)

The scientific name of carrot is Daucus carota subsp. sativusi. It is a root vegetable and the healthiest food on the planet. Yellow, white, orange, red, and purple colour carrots are available in the market. But the orange colour carrot is the most popular.

It’s crunchy, delicious, and packed with nutrients. Beta carotene, fibre, vitamin K1, A, C, potassium, calcium, iron, and antioxidants are all abundant in carrots. Beta carotene, an antioxidant gives orange carrots a vibrant colour.

They also provide a variety of health advantages. Carrot is a healthy weight-loss vegetable. It dereases cholesterol. It is beneficial to the eyes and heart, as well as lowering the chance of cancer.

Tips for Gajarer Halua (Carrot Halua)

⇔ Take fresh long orange colour carrot for this preparation. It is easy to grate the long carrot.

⇔ Use Amul ghee for the perfect smell.

⇔ Make this preparation on low flame.

Use the pressure cooker for the softness of the carrot in a short time.

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Equipment Used

For Cooking – Pigeon by Stovekraft All in One Super Cooker 3 Litre Hard Anodised Pressure CookerRupa’s Nest Stainless Steel 3-in-1 Vegetable, Cheese Grater/Slicer/Shredder/Chopper.

For Ingredients Nimwash Vegetable & Fruit WashAmul Ghee.

 

Ingredients

Nutrition

Per 100 gm

  • Daily Value*
  • Calorie
    386
  • Protein
    5.6 gm
  • Carbohydrates
    41.8 gm
  • Fat
    21.7 gm

Directions

Gajarer Halua (Carrot Halua) is a very popular Indian dessert. Anyone can easily prepare this sweet dish. Just remember that grating of carrot is important in this recipe. Use of pressure cooker is necessary to soft the carrot. Otherwise, it will take time.

Step 1

Wash the carrot 🥕 by using Nimwash Vegetable & Fruit Wash. And dry the carrots.

Step 2

Grate all carrots finely. Chopp Kaju and Pista into long pieces.

Step 3

Take a pressure cooker. Put grated carrots and 2 cups water.

Step 4

Turn on the gas and make 1 whistle of the pressure cooker.

Step 5

Turn off the gas and keep the pressure cooker cool.

Step 6

Take a non-stick Kadai. Pour 4 tbsp ghee and let it heated.

Step 7

To the hot ghee, add the bay leaf and cardamom.

Step 8

Add half cooked carrots into the Kadai and mix well. Whole carrots will be blended with ghee.

Step 9

Cover the Kadai with a lid and cook for 5 minutes on a low flame.

Step 10

Add sugar and mix well. Cover it and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.

Step 11

Add milk and stir well. Cover it and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.

Step 12

When milk is totally absorbed, add smashed kalakand sweets. Mix evenly.

Step 13

Add remaining ghee in the Gajarer Halua (Carrot Halua) and turn off the gas.

Step 14

For garnish add chopped Kaju and Pista on the Gajarer Halua (Carrot Halua).

Step 15

Delicious Gajarer Halua (Carrot Halua) is ready to serve. Serve it as dessert.

Conclusion

Gajarer Halua (Carrot Halua) is a sweet dish from North India, although it is currently enjoyed by people all over India. In the dessert section, this recipe is particularly popular. I am sure that you must try it at home and enjoy it.

I am a food lover and keen interest to prepare different dishes. Want to share recipes, tips, and exchange views with other food bloggers. Also a freelance content writer, blogger doing affiliate marketing and SEO. Please contact me at contactwithrumaghosh@gmail.com

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Recipe Reviews

Avarage Rating:
  • 8 / 10
Total Reviews:( 3 )
  • Subrata Saha

    Delicious😋

  • Uma Podder

    দারুন।

  • Rekha Saha

    Great 👍

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