Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa) is a dish which definitely needs to be made multiple times every winter!
I have such fond memories of eating Gajar ka Halwa while growing up! My mum would make it oh so often because we all loved it and would polish a batch off in no time!
I know I am a little late and summer is almost here, but I somehow absolutely forgot about it. But guys, you are still getting those red carrots… Make the gajar ka halwa one last time before the carrots vanish from the market… I surely will and then how can I not have something sweet for Holi? 🙂
I always call it Gajar Ka Halwa. And I refuse to call it carrot halwa because it just sounds as if it is something different. Honestly, when I hear the word carrot halwa, I am reminded of the halwa you get here at Bangalore which are made out of those orange carrots and that is just not my cup of tea 🙂
This red gajar ka halwa is one of my all-time favorite desserts.
I remember how we would start waiting for the red (those orange carrots were not available in Delhi in those days.. carrot used to be only red and available only in winters) carrots to come right from October on wards so that we get to eat halwa. Mum would make loads of this throughout the season and we would eat it all up in no time! The dry fruits which were fried in pure ghee and put in the halwa made the taste so much exotic! I would love to dig out the cashews and the almonds and pop them into my mouth and then eat up rest of the halwa!
Before jumping to the recipe, here are some winter special recipes!