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Diwali Sweets-Part 3: Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding) – Monica's Spice Diary – Indian Food Blog

Diwali Sweets-Part 3: Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding)

Gajar Halwa is the last recipe of my 3 part Diwali sweet series. Gajar halwa is an Indian carrot pudding and is possibly one of the easiest Indian desserts to make. It’s like comfort food for me and is perfect to eat warm on days like today when it’s grey, wet and miserable outside (if you live in Manchester). Also, being vibrant orange in colour it looks purdy on the plate. Check out the recipe below. Hope you’ve enjoyed these little sweet bites posts. I’m just glad I renewed my gym subscription at the right time of the year 🙂

Serves 4

What we need:
500g Carrots, grated
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp butter
1/4 can (100ml) Condensed milk
1 tsp Cardomom powder
Cashews/sliced pistachios for garnishing

How we do:

  • Add the carrots into a pressure cooker and add the water & steam the carrots for 2 whistles.
  • Carefully remove the lid and give the carrots a little mix.
  • Now add the butter, cardomom powder and pour in the condensed milk. Stir on a low heat.
  • Continue to cook on a low heat until everythings binds together and a pudding  type consistency forms.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with cashews and pistachios.

2 Replies to “Diwali Sweets-Part 3: Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding)”

  1. I love to make Indian themed dinners, especially when I have friends around – it is easy amd quick to make, everybody can dig in large bowls of different dishes. But I have to admit I always struggle to follow the theme when it comes to the dessert. I am glad I have found you blog, I will check it next time when lacking an inspiration. 🙂

    1. Hey Karolina,

      Yeah Indian desserts always tend to take the back seat when it comes to Indian cooking but there are so many varieties of desserts from all different parts of India.
      Do let me know how they turn out for you 🙂

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