To make Gajar ka Halwa, grated carrots are first cooked in a pan with milk until the milk is absorbed and the carrots are soft. Sugar is then added to the pan and cooked until it dissolves and caramelizes, giving the dish its characteristic sweet taste and rich color. Finally, ghee, cardamom powder, and a variety of nuts such as almonds, cashews, and pistachios are added to the pan and mixed well.
Gajar ka Halwa can be served warm or cold and is often garnished with more nuts and dried fruits before serving. It is a rich and indulgent dessert that is especially popular during the winter months in India when carrots are in season.
Gajar ka Halwa can be made in many different ways, with variations in the recipe depending on the region or personal preference. Some recipes may include condensed milk, khoya (dried milk solids), or saffron, while others may use coconut milk or jaggery (unrefined sugar) as a sweetener.