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Gajar ka Halwa or Carrot pudding is one of the most traditional desserts of the Indian Cuisine. I remember asking my mother to make this often purely because of the color. And now the fear of consuming excessive sugar stopped me from making it for long until I decided to experiment with a substitute – dates paste and it worked its magic.

This year I made this on the 27th of April to give an Indian twist to the Dutch Celebrations of Koningsdag (the King’s Birthday). And I thought of this desi version of goodness to celebrate!

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Sugar Free Gajar ka Halwa Yum
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Use a grater or a food processor to grate the carrots. I used the food processor and it made my job quite easy.
  2. In a pan, add the milk and the grated carrot and bring it to a boil
  3. On a medium flame, continue heating this mixture in the pan with occasional stirring. This process is the most time consuming one and takes around 30 minutes till the milk condenses. (If you are pressed for time, you could even use store bought condensed milk - but then it wont be sugar free and won't be guilt free either)
  4. Once the milk start condensing, add the ghee, crushed cardamom and dates paste. Dates paste is easily available in Middle Eastern stores and incase you don't have an access to it, you can buy pitted dates and blend them into a paste. It will be sticky and gooey but you will need to stir it with the rest of the mixture little often for it to disintegrate well.
  5. The Carrot Halwa/Pudding is done. Let this rest. I prefer it in a room temperature but many like it cold or super hot as well.
  6. In another pan, dry roast the pistachio, almonds and cashews. Add 3/4 of this and raisins to the halwa and use the rest for garnishing on top.
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Gajar ka Halwa (for festive moods) : Spice Trip with Paulami · December 11, 2019 at 7:21 pm

[…] A year back I had written the recipe for the same halwa made without refined sugar, you can find it here but this time I went full on traditional mode! I mean it is okay to feed to your guilts once in a […]

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