Gajor er Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Gajor er Halwa (Carrot Halwa)


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About this recipe: Carrot halwa or gajor er halwa is often made for celebrating the auspicious night of Shab-e-barat. It is sweet, and is delicious by itself. It can be also served with parathas or loochis.

shammi_mustafa Dhaka, Bangladesh

Serves: 20 

  • 8-10 carrots
  • water as needed
  • 1 cup of ghee
  • 3-4 cardamoms
  • Sugar-as preferred

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:20min setting  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Chop the carrots into thin slices. Boil the carrot slices in water.
  2. Grind the boiled carrot slices on a sheel pata to make a soft paste.
  3. Heat a pan with the ghee. Add the carrot paste, cardamoms and sugar. Stir well continuously so that the carrot paste becomes sticky and dough-like.
  4. By now the ghee should start to simmer on top. Pour the halwa on a flat tray.
  5. Cut out diamond shapes (borfi shapes) or any preferred shapes and place the shapes on a plate. Allow the halwa borfi to chill for a few minutes.

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