Recipe of gajrela

recipe of gajrela
Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 50 Mins

Gajrela is a yummy dessert that is commonly prepared in winter with grated carrots, sugar, whole milk, and ghee. Gajrela is also known as gajar ka halva. It is a traditional dish and is prepared by different methods. This sweet dish gets its name from the word carrot which is termed as gajar in Urdu. this is an authentic recipe of gajrela. To add more aroma to this sweet dish recipe cardamom powder is added in it. It can also be prepared with condensed milk and khoya rather than whole milk. Roasted nuts are used for garnishing to enhance their nutritional benefits as well as flavor.


Nutrition per serving in gajrela:

Calories  319kcal
Fats 14g
Carbohydrates 44g
Proteins 5g
Sodium 131mg
Potassium 504mg
Cholesterol 31mg

What are the nutritional and health benefits of carrots?

100g of carrots provide approximately 33kcal of energy

Carrots are rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and fiber that’s why good for diabetic patients.

These are also rich sources of vitamin C which boosts the immune system.

Carrots are rich in vitamin K as well as calcium which helps in bone development.

it is fibrous so good for weight loss.

What is a good way to reheat halva?

over the stove on a low flame and in a microwave.

Important notes to consider while making halva.

A heavy bottom pan should be used so carrots should not stick to the bottom.

Stir from time to time to avoid sticking.

Nuts should be roasted and crushed for garnishing

Fresh and tender carrots should be chosen for making halva to avoid a woody flavor.

It can also be prepared with condensed milk and khoya but the recipe of gajrela would be the same as with excess milk.


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  • Wash carrots with plane water until all dirt removes
  • Peel all the carrots.
  • Then grate them either manually or with a food processor.
  • Take one kg of milk in heavy bottom pot and let in boil.
  • Then add grated carrots in it and cook on medium flame until milk evaporates.
  • Stir time to time so it does not stick to the bottom of pot.
  • When all milk evaporates then add 4 tbsp of sugar in it.
  • Sugar melts then mix well.
  • when the sugar syrup dries out then add 4 tbsp of desi ghee in it and mix well.
  • Then add 1tsp of cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Take one tbsp of ghee in a separate pan and roast 8-10 almonds,8-10 pistachios, and 8-10 cashews.
  • Let them cool and crush them with a knife
  • Dish out gajrela in a dish and garnish it with roasted nuts.