Reasons you should spend winters in Punjab
1. Sarson ka Saag & Makke di Roti
3. Gajrela or Gajar Ka Halwa
Nothing beats the experience of eating an authentic recipe in the region to which it belongs. A steaming hot bowl of Gajar ka Halwa is the ultimate dessert to have in the chilly season. Prepared with ghee, full-fat milk, and dry fruits together lend great melt in the mouth texture and flavor.
The chief ingredient used to make Gajar halwa is carrots. This veggie is loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. The vitamin A in carrots benefits in improving the vision. Eating with a balance is always healthy. Milk provides with calcium, ghee with fats and dry fruits with multiple vitamins and minerals. A dessert packed with health and deliciousness.
Other sinful yet delightful halwa recipes you should try are Makkai Ka Halwa, Nutty Coconut Halwa, and Sooji Ka Halwa. You won’t ever run out of the options.
Gajar Halwa Recipe and Text Recipe Below
Gajar Halwa Recipe
- 1 kg Carrot Grated
- 1 Cup milk Full fat boiled
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup dry fruits Mix
- 1/4 Cup Clarified butter Ghee
- 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Coarsely Crushed
- Heat cooker and add clarified butter.
- Once the ghee is hot, add mixed dry fruits. Roast for 10-15 seconds.
- Next, add cardamom powder and grated carrots.
- On medium flame, mix all ingredients well. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour 1/3rd cup of water and on full flame stir again.
- Close the lid of the cooker and cook until you hear two whistles. Turn off the flame and set it
- aside to cool it down.
- Remove the lid, turn on the flame and bring the contents of the cooker to a boil.
- Now add sugar and milk and mix well.
- Let it boil well and stir continuously to avoid it sticking to the bottom.
- Once the moisture evaporates and ghee starts to appear on sides, consider it cooked.
- If there is still moisture left, continue cooking.
- Take the halwa out in a serving dish and present it piping hot.
Hand down one of the best desserts and it will delight everyone in your family. Name one person
who can resist Gajar Ka Halwa. Try this drool-worthy halwa and let me know in the comment
section about your experience.
Siddhi Panchal is a food blogger at CookingwithSiddhi and food aficionado who loves to cook. Her cooking skills cover a range of Indian and international cuisines. Her aim is to enable other food enthusiasts explore their love for food by helping them cook delectable dishes from India and around the world.