Gajar ka halwa with milkmaid or condensed milk. Quick & easy carrot halwa recipe for Diwali with video & step by step photos. Wishing all the readers celebrating a very Happy and Safe Diwali. Making a traditional good carrot halwa needs some time and patience and cannot be made instantly when running short of time. So I made this quick gajar ka halwa with milkmaid for Diwali.
No hassles of stirring & cooking for prolonged time, just gets done in 20 minutes and tastes delicious.
To make this carrot halwa, I have not used any khoya but you can also add some towards the end if you have. Always choose fresh and tender carrot to make this halwa.
Gajar ka halwa recipe with milkmaid
- 500 grams carrot / gajar
- ½ tin milkmaid or condensed milk (½ cup + 2 tbsp)
- ¼ tp cardamom powder or 1 tsp rosewater
- 1½ tsp ghee (optional, to grease the pot)
- Handful of chopped nuts and raisins
- Grease the pot with little ghee. This helps to prevent the carrot sticking at the bottom.
- Add grated carrots and condensed milk.
- Begin to saute on a medium heat for 2 to 3 mins.
- Cover and cook until the carrot turns tender.
- Keep stirring occasionally. When the carrots turn tender open the lid and add ghee.
- Cook until all the moisture evaporates. This can be done on a slightly higher flame to quicken the process, but make sure you stir often.
- Add cardamom powder. Stir well.
- Switch off the heat and garnish carrot halwa with nuts.
Video of Gajar ka halwa with milkmaid
How to make gajar ka halwa with milkmaid or condensed milk
1. Add little ghee and heat the pan. This is optional just to prevent the halwa from sticking up to the pan.
2.Add carrot and condensed milk. If you have a food processor do use it to grate the carrots.
3. Mix well and continue to cool on a medium heat.
4. Cover and cook until the carrot turns soft and tender.
5. Add cardamom powder.
6. A tsp of ghee surely adds a great aroma and taste. Mix and cook until the milk evaporates completely.
7. Garnish with chopped cashews,pistachios and almonds.
Serve Gajar ka halwa warm or chilled.