Gajar Halwa

Gajar Halwa by Bubbles Saighal


  1. Carrot – 1/2 Kg, peeled and grated
  2. Almonds – 1/2 cup, blanched and chopped
  3. Raisins or Cashew Nuts – 1/4 cup
  4. Pure Ghee – 3 Tablespoons
  5. Milk – 2 cups
  6. Green Cardamoms – 4
  7. Mawa or Khoya – 3/4 cup
  8. Sugar – 1/2 cup


Boil the milk and add the carrots. Cook on low heat till milk evaporates. Add ghee and sauté. Slowly add the khoya and cook for another 5-6 minutes. Add the green cardamoms and sugar and keep stirring till sugar dissolves in the mixture. Serve it hot, garnished with the dry fruits.

Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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