Gajar Ka Halwa is traditional Indian dessert especially made during winter months. This is also KK own as gajrela in Punjab.
Gajar Ka Halwa recipe in microwave is one of the quickest way to make this traditional Indian dessert.
In this recipe of gajar Ka Halwa, instead of using traditional method of making the gajar Ka Halwa that involves hours of cooking and checking on gas stove I cooked gajar Ka Halwa in microwave.
If you have previously checked my microwave recipes, you know that I am creating unique and delicious recipes using LG microwaves. If you have not checked them till now I would say check them now, microwave cooking is convenient, super easy and non messy way to cook food.
The other two recipes from this microwave Cooking series are Stuffed Tomatoes, tandoori gobhi, both these recipes are quick and delicious. I suggest you must try them if you want to simplify cooking and still want to eat tasty food.
I cooked the microwave gajar Ka Halwa by steaming the carrots in steam chef accessory that comes with LG charcoal microwave ovens. First I steamed the carrots in steam chef and then finished cooking gajar Ka halwa in Microwave safe bowl using the steamed carrots with other ingredients.
For cooking it, just Place steam chef with grated carrots in microwave, choose gajar Ka Halwa from auto cook menu and enjoy a delicious bowl of Garma Garam Halwa in few minutes. Yes! It is that easy 😊.
I used both condensed milk and khoya to cook gajar Halwa, so that it comes moist and well cooked. I know some of you might be worried about bhuna taste of traditional gajar Ka Halwa that comes with traditional cooking. But, trust me this microwave recipe of Halwa comes quite close if not same. Looking at the ease of microwave cooking and that you can make it super quick and in non messy way this one is my preferred choice of cooking.
Since red carrots are not in season right now, I used orange ones. If you are making it in winters which is red carrot season in India you can use those as well. The exact amount of ingredients is given below in the recipe.
Also, I served it in two different ways. One method of serving is delicious steaming hot bowl of gajar Ka Halwa that we eat during winters.
The other way I served this is as layered dessert for the festive occasion. Layers of gajar Ka Halwa alternating with whipped saffron cream looks really good. Taste wise also saffron cream and microwave gajar Ka Halwa creates an interesting contrast in terms of flavours and taste.
Since this is Diwali special recipe I used small champagne flute glasses to serve this as there is lot of other snacks/ food that are served. So if you are serving it as layered dessert the real servings would be around 16 and not 8 regular servings as written in detailed recipe of microwave gajar Ka Halwa written below.e