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No Ghee No Mawa Gajar Halwa is a delicious and traditional Indian Dessert or a pudding made using fresh carrots slowly cooked in milk, without ghee or mawa.

No Ghee No Mawa Gajar Halwa | Indian Carrot Pudding

No Ghee No Mawa Gajar Halwa is a delicious and traditional Indian sweet or a pudding made using fresh carrots slowly cooked in milk, without ghee or mawa.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Carrot, Sweet, Vegetable
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Author Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 1 Kg Carrot
  • 1 Ltr. Full Fat Milk/Buffalo Milk
  • 1 Cup of Sugar (1/2 cup more might be needed if you prefer more sweet)
  • 1.5 tsp of Cardamom powder
  • 1/2-1/2 Cup Chopped nuts - Almonds, Cashew, Pistachio
  • Some nuts for garnish.

Instructions

Method 1 - Cooking of Carrots and milk

  1. Bring the milk to boil in a heavy bottom pan, stirring in between.
  2. Once the milk starts boiling, add in the carrots.
  3. Let this now cook on slow flame stirring frequently.
  4. We need to cook this until almost all the milk gets evaporated.
  5. This process might take around 1.5-2 hours depending on the quantity of milk.

Method 2 - Cooking of Carrots and milk

  1. Bring the milk to boil in a heavy bottom pan, stirring in between.
  2. Reduce the flame to slow and let the milk reduce to at least half.
  3. In the mean time in a pan or a microwave cook the carrots .
  4. If using pan, slowly cook the carrots on slow until they are tender and at least half cooked.
  5. If using microwave, let the carrots cook on high power for 8-10 minutes until the carrots is a ender and at least half cooked. .
  6. Stir in between after every 4-5 minutes when using microwave.
  7. Once the carrots are half done add this to the milk mixture.
  8. Allow this to cook on slow until the milk gets evaporated.

Remaining Process

  1. Now add the sugar.
  2. This will make the mixture a little watery again.
  3. Let it cook again stirring frequently until it is evaporated.
  4. Switch off and now add the Cardamom powder and nuts.
  5. Yummy and Delicious No Ghee No Mawa Gajar Halwa is ready.
  6. Garnish with nuts and serve.
  7. One can enjoy this cold or hot.
  8. Many add a teaspoon of ghee when serving hot.

Recipe Notes