Recipe of a famous Indian dessert: Gajar Ka Halwa

India is famous all around the world for its authentic mouth-watering cuisines and spices.Even when one talks about the Mithai, the Indian desserts, it includes a wide huge range of sugary delight and confectioners and various other variety of sweetmeat.Indian desserts are famous for their uniqueness, variety, and irresistible taste. One may taste many puddings, muffins, chocolates or any other sweet dishes, but if you have tasted any of the Indian desserts, you may never want to go back to any other sweetmeat.

Indian Sweet or desserts include items such as tirangi burfi, rasgulla, Sohan papri, jalebi, different varieties of halwa and many more. They are available in different shapes, sizes, and colors. India sweets have their own significant relevance and importance. According to Indian tradition and culture, Indian sweets and desserts is an important part of festivals, ceremonies or occasions. It is believed that any meal is incomplete without a proper Indian mithai or sweet. They signify happiness, prosperity, and happiness. The long hours of preparation and immense hard work make the whole thing, even more, special in birthdays, new years, Christmas, marriage or any other occasion. Because Indian desserts have a unique taste and flavor, it is loved by all sweet lovers all around the world.

Not only in India, but Indian desserts are also famous even in South Asia and are in high demand. Best Indian restaurants in Malaysia, Mr. Nann, and Mr. Idly are well known for their authentic vegetarian Indian delicacies. They also serve Indian desserts in Malaysia. Now people residing in Malaysia could also enjoy, have a bite of their favorite sugary delicacy.

The following article contains the recipe for a famous Indian dessert, Gajar ka Halwa. People with “sweet tooth” can now enjoy the surgery delight sitting at home. So read on-

Gajar ka Halwa with ice creme

Gajar ka Halwa is a classic Indian sweet delicacy. Grated carrot cooked in nuts, milk, sugar, jaggery served with ice cream is a must-try if you crave something sweet, especially during the winters.

Ingredients Required:

Half kilograms or 500 grams of carrots which is more commonly known as gajar. More preferably young carrots, 1 to 2 cups of milk as per the requirements, Half cup to 2 teaspoons of sugar as per the requirements, 4 cardamom pots or elachi skinned and powdered, 2 tablespoons of clarified butter or ghee. You can also add dry fruits like raisins, pista, cashews, almonds for garnishings.

Preparation Method:

Step 1: Wash the half kilograms or 500 grams of carrots under running water properly and then peel them.

Step 2: Grate the peeled carrots in a food processor or with the help of a hand grater.

Step 3: Dry roast the nuts like pista, cashews, and almonds until they are crunchy. Then chop them into fine pieces after they have cooled down.

Step 4: Fry the chopped nuts in 1 tablespoon of clarified butter or ghee until they are golden brown.

Step 5: Add raisins to the above mentioned fried mixture. Fry them until they plump up. Remove all the nuts into a plate.

Cooking Method:

Step 1: Boil 1 to 2 cups of milk as per the requirements in a deep pan or a heavy bottom pot.

Step 2: Add the grated carrots into the boiling milk and stir the dish continuously.

Step 3: One should never leave the pot of boiling milk unattended as the milk will get scorched.

Step 4: After the milk has completely evaporated, add a half cup to 2 teaspoons of sugar as per the requirements.

Step 5: The sugar will tend to release lots of moisture, This, in turn, will make the carrot or the gajar mixture gooey.

Step 6: One needs to cook the whole carrot mixture until half of the moisture evaporates. Then add 1 tablespoon of clarified butter or ghee to the mixture.

Step 7: Saute the carrot halwa well in the ghee until the moisture evaporates completely.

Step 8: Gajar ka halwa is said to be done when it turns thick and aromatic.

Step 9: One needs to add 4 cardamom pots or elachi skinned and powdered to the gajar ka halwa. One can also add grated khoya at this stage.

Step 10: Stir and cook gajar ka halwa until the khoya blends well.

Step 11: Garnish the gajar ka halwa with the fried nuts and serve it with chilled ice creme.


In order to enjoy the authentic Indian desserts in Malaysia, one should definitely visit the best Indian restaurants in Malaysia, Mr. Nann, and Mr. Idly which is well known for their authentic vegetarian Indian delicacies. Check their official website for more details.