Best Instant Gajar ka Halwa recipe you will ever find!
If you are looking for an easy recipe for gajar ka halwa, then you are at the right place. This carrot halwa recipe is the easiest, yet most delicious recipe that you will ever find. I will tell you how to make some delicious gajar ka halwa without standing on your feet, grating carrots and boiling milk for hours. I will tell you step-by-step cheat recipe for the most delicious gajrela that you will ever make.
We all know that gajar ka halwa making isn’t a job for a faint heart! The traditional recipe calls for grating the carrots, which literally gives your arm a workout. Its like you are punishing yourself for the guilty pleasure you will have in the end with a bowl of ghee laden gajar ka halva.
But with this recipe you can work around all the pain points in a gajar halwa recipe. With the help of a couple of gadgets and kitchen hacks, you can easily make some delicious gajar ka halwa without breaking ANY sweat.
Looking for a recipe of gajar ka halwa with khoya?
If you have khoya in your pantry then your life is pretty much sorted. I mean it can’t get easier to make some delicious gajar ka halwa. After all the milk solids in khoya does most of the work in adding milky richness to the dish. However, I do not usually keep khoya in my pantry. In fact, it isn’t much readily available where I live.
So, what are our options then? Let’s see. How about a recipe of gajar ka halwa with milk? Well, I have that one as well here on my blog. You can totally check that one out as well by following the link.
However, I have another EASIER option here which doesn’t even need khoya, milk or milkmaid. All we need is a couple of Pedas, a very popular Indian sweet you get in almost every shop, big or small. Those are made out of milk solids and are an excellent substitute to khoya or milk for a gajar halwa recipe.
Here, I am using Kesar Pedas which are saffron flavored Pedas, which are pretty commonly available in the sweet-shops. If you do not get the saffron flavored ones, then go for the elaichi flavored, or even the plain ones.
Feeling lazy of grating the carrots? I have a simpler way of going about that. If you have an electronic chopper or a food processor, then finely chop the carrots in it. I use this Glen Electronic Vegetable chopper, which I am going to link here. Simply wash and peel them before roughly cutting them in 3-4 big pieces. Then chop them in the chopper to get it ready for the halwa.
That’s it! No more grating a chunk load of carrots. Simply chop them in your chopper or food processor.
Another tip, use a flat bottom frying pan for making this recipe instead of a kadhai. It saves time considerably.
So, here’s my recipe for quick & easy gajar halwa using pedas.
Best Instant Gajar ka Halwa recipe you will find! If you are looking for an easy recipe for gajar ka halwa, then you are at the right place. This carrot halwa recipe is the easiest, yet most delicious recipe that you will ever find. I will tell you how to make some delicious gajar ka halwa without standing on your feet, grating carrots and boiling milk for hours. I will tell you step-by-step cheat recipe for the most delicious gajrela that you will ever make.
- 1 kilo Carrots 7-8 nos.
- 3 tbsp Ghee or Clarified Butter
- 5 tbsp Sugar For moderate sweetness
- 4 Kesar Pedas approx. 125 gms
- 1/2 cup Chopped Dried fruits Cashew, Raisins, Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios, etc.
Wash, clean & peel the carrots
Grate the carrots, if you can. Or, use a chopper or food processor to finely chop the carrots.
Heat the ghee in the frying pan. Add the chopped carrots till they shrink & soften.
In terms of ghee you can be as generous as you wish. I have used it in moderation.
Now, add the sugar. Mix it up and allow it to melt.
Again, I have used the sugar in moderation as we prefer the halwa to be mildly sweet. You may add more, if you prefer it sweeter. Please note that the pedas will also add sweetness.
As the sugar melts and caramelizes, you will see the colour of the carrots change and darken. Crumble the pedas and add it to the carrots.
Mix everything. You will note that the pedas will melt and mix up nicely with the carrots. Add the chopped nuts at this stage.
Check for sweetness and add more if necessary.
Serve hot or chilled.
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