Dubai's Taj JLT chef reveals gajar ka halwa recipe

The dish is a popular Indian dessert typically served during celebratory occasions

Gajar ka halwa
Gajar ka halwa

With Eid right around the corner, Taj Jumeirah Lake Towers’ executive chef Sonu Koithara has revealed how to make his gajar ka halwa dish – a traditional Indian dessert served during moments of celebration.

The recipe for the carrot-based dish is as follows:

Ingredients
• 1kg of carrots
• 2 litres of milk
• 30g of ghee
• 2-3 green cardamom pods
• 60g of sugar
• Cashew nuts

Method
• Wash and peel the carrots, using a thick grater, grate the carrots
• In a thick bottomed pan heat the milk
• Lower the heat and reduce the milk till it reduces to half
• When half of the milk is left, add in the grated carrot and stir until it goes soft and all the milk is incorporated in the carrot
• In a separate pan, heat ghee and add in the cardamom and sugar
• As the sugar dissolves add in the cooked carrot
• Cook till the ghee starts separating from the mixture
• Garnish with fried cashew nuts and serve warm

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