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Recipe: Gajar Halwa with brown sugar

November 04, 2020 17:53 IST
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Bethica Das from Sharjah shares a festive treat for the health conscious foodie.

Gajar ka halwa

Gajar Halwa


  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 cup of evaporated milk
  • 4 milk pedas, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • ¼  tsp cardamom powder
  • Sugar to taste (use brown sugar for a healthier option) 
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • Few dry rose petals
  • 1 tbsp rose water (optional)


  • Heat ghee in a cooker and saute the carrots for 1-2 minutes on low flame. Add milk and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
  • When cool, transfer it to a non-stick pan and keep stirring on low flame till the moisture is reduced.
  • Add the crumbled pedas, cardamom powder and sugar to taste. Continue to stir till it slightly thickens.
  • Add rose water and saffron. Garnish with chopped pistachios and dry rose petals. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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