Gajar Ka Halwa recipe: a simple, Indian dessert
An introduction and a short and easy recipe to this amazingly simple dessert
So, what is Gajar ka halwa? Gajar ka halwa is also known as Gajarela or Carrot Halwa. It's a carrot-based traditional Indian dessert made out of simple ingredients which can be easily found in pantries in every home.
A traditional halwa consists of a combination of flour, ghee (clarified butter), water and sugar which is simmered in a pot until the ingredients come together into a soft jelly-like consistency, however Gajar Ka Halwa or Gajerla is made slightly differently. This loosely based Middle Eastern dessert is made out of carrots and was introduced to the Mughal Emperors in India by Sikhs from Punjab. Traditionally it's made from carrots, ghee, milk, sugar and garnished with a range of nuts and raisins.
This traditional dessert has now embedded itself on every Indian restaurant's menu around the world, and has become a home comfort for many.