Friday, July 14, 2006

Gaajar ka halwa

Gaajar ka halwa is my all-time favourite dessert. My Jhansi waale masijee (yea we call her that) would make the world's best gaajar ka halwa specially for me. The first thing we would get to eat on reaching Jhansi would be this yummy halwa. Unfortunately, gaajar out here is not as good quality as one found in north india. Infact, here it is more like what we find in southern india, orangish and not that juicy. Still, the recipe comes out great annd is one of the easiest desserts to cook. This time the recipe will include pictures taken righat as the halwa was being cooked.

Gaajar ka halwa

Dedication: Recently, my masijee was not very well and so this recipe is dedicated to her and her's good health.


  1. 3 green cardamoms
  2. 1 tsb butter/ghee
  3. 4 carrots, peeled and grated
  4. 1 cup whole milk
  5. 2 tsb sugar
  6. 12 blanched almonds, chopped
  7. bunch of raisins


  • Open the outer cases of cardamom, take out the seeds and crush them
  • Melt the ghee/butter in the pan
  • Add the carrots and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes

  • Pour the milk and cook over meduium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the sugar, half of almonds, cardamom seeds and raisins

  • Garnish with remaining chopped almonds and serve

Hint for next recipe: "I" used to play chicken-chicken in a bucket. (Yes, this is the same recipe which I had skipped but is back on public demand. Although, none of you got one basic ingredient in this recipe right. So,let's see if you can get this one this time)

Gossip of the week: Omkara is the most awaited movie of the year.


At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Mehak said...

"My Jhansi waale masijee"....thats sooo sweet...:)
How is she doing now??

B'lore mein bhi north vali gaajar ko bolti hai Delhi Gaajar....

Seeing you culinary talents mein toh teri biwi ko pehle se he samjha doge cooking....Ricky hai na...:P

Oye Ricky same pinch for the Wok...have a similar one at my place...when T was in Mumbai he bought it to make Halwa(aate vala....yummmy)

Thoda sa gajar ka halwa FedEx kar de plsssssssssssssss

Yes Omkara ke release ka hamme bhi intezaar hai

At 11:41 PM, Anonymous AINDRILA said...

Wow...I love gaajar ka halwa...And my Mom makes yumm halwa in which I have the largest share :P Aur yahaan you have put up pics... I am so tempted... I will surely tell Mom to make it in the weekend.

At 12:08 AM, Blogger Pinks said...


At 4:29 AM, Blogger The Bhandari's said...

wow.... I too love gajjar halwa alot :)

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Sumitha said...

Masijee ke haath ka gajar ka halwa,is it?like filmi dialogues:):):)
It looks yum!
Hey and I heard Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is the most awaited film of the year!!!

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Sowjanya said...

so sweet .... I love it.

At 11:12 PM, Blogger archana said...

Wow, who don't like carrot halwa !!!

At 1:33 PM, Blogger Sumitha said...

Ricky how is your masijee now?Is she feeling better?
Ricky I am very happy that you liked the Shrimp curry,but i could not see the pic through the link you gave me:(

At 8:51 PM, Blogger Anand said...

Oh damn....
u made me drool with that snap!!
Now even I want gajar ka halwa:-(

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Sumitha said...

Ricky for the ghee rice ,since you have no ghee with you at present,you can substitute it with melted butter

At 11:27 AM, Anonymous girl said...

i luv gaajar ka halwa.. but only 1 that my aayi makes. I dunno if even ill make halwa like her... but ill try.. and waise bhi in vacations, ive started learning cooking.... so... yesterday was rajma chawal that i made.. n now ive decided to try every recipe i get on my fellow bloggers recipe sites :)

At 7:40 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Mehak - Yea, my masijee is the sweetest and most gentlest person. She is better. I talked to her, she is always so sweetie pie.

Love Dilli de gaajar.

Abey oye, mere biwi ko kuch nahin bolne ka, yeh secret hain.

Yea, this wok is excellent for halwa. Ma also used to make it when she was here.

Gajaar ka halwa on its away. I didn't had your address

I am so waiting for Omkara...

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Aindrila - Me tooooo!! Wah!! Hamare yahan toh har cheez ka batwara hota hain...he he. Enjoy!!

Pinks - Very much so...yumm

Bhandari's - Who doesn't? :D

Sumitha Shibu - LOL, yea ekdum sahi. I am not a big Karan Johar fan but if you say so... **roling eyes** LOL

At 7:46 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Sowjanya - Me too...:D

Archana - True, true!!

Sumitha Shibu - She is much better now, Thanks. I left the comment on your post about it.

Anand - It's time to bug your better half ;-)

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Sumitha Shibu - Yea, I will do that. Thanks!!

Girl - Me too. We can't make like our mothers but something is better than nothing na. Try this halwa sometime. Tell me how it turned out.

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Puspha said...


At 12:56 AM, Blogger Menu Today said...

Delicious "Gaajar ka halwa"

At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree, the carrots in mumbai are so juicy.the ones here in canada are orangish & dry.
i am going to try your recepie.
hopefully it turns out good. iam planning to skip milk though. i would like the colour of the carrots to show. however i will use evaporated milk.

At 2:28 PM, Blogger Dino said...

Excellent recipe! I made it vegan, and used coconut milk instead of dairy milk, and it came out excellent. Quiiiiiite delicious. Thank you thank you thank you!

At 1:33 AM, Anonymous Zomato Coupons said...

Gaajar ka halwa is my favourite desert


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