That sweet traditions have to be seriously looked at once in a way to keep up the good feeling. Now my Facebook and Instagram feed has been flowing with tantalising images of the classic carrot halwa. As it is the season for carrots and winter in many parts of Indian, I am literally left hot and sweaty for some with summer at its peak here down under.
Here is another easy way to get the carrot halwa feel – Gajrela shake
With a couple of heatwaves our way, there was no way I would even think of stepping into that halwa making zone. So naughty that halwa kept coming back and forth on my feed, till I couldn’t resist anymore. What’s the best way to solve a long cooking process without hitting that heat… microwave of course. Zapp and get stuff done in a much faster way , especially the microwave carrot halwa.
Just like in most of my recipes, there is a variation. Guess what I found in the farmers market, purple carrots. Previously I have used the purple carrots in this salad.
Salad recipe – Kadalebele kosambari salad with kali gajar
Purple carrot kosambari, we made earlier and today we have the classic gajar ka halwa revamped to make microwave Kali gajar ka halwa. These are the two kali gajar recipes along with a roasted black carrot recipe that we have on the blog till today.
The biggest achievement with this microwave carrot halwa is, I had no heat to withstand and did the halwa in the comfort of the cool drink and a book to keep me company. The occasional stir and mix and zap did the trick. Are you ready for this? Check out the step by step recipe for this easy kali gajar halwa.
Kaligajar ka gajrela
- 1.5 cups carrots grated
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 tbsp Sugar/brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
- 2 tsp almond flakes
- 2 tsp raisins
- Into a large microwave-safe bowl, add the ghee, the almonds and the raisins and microwave of high for 15 seconds.
- Remove the bowl carefully and remove the roasted almonds and raisins. Set this aside till you need later.
- Add the carrots into the same bowl, add the milk and microwave it on high for two minutes.
- Stir well and give it another 2 minutes on high.
- Add the sugar and mix well. Set on microwave high for another two minutes.
- Add the cardamom powder, the almonds, raisins. Stir well and set on high for a minute.
- The carrot halwa is ready to serve.
More carrot recipes
We love carrots and try our hands to grow a few each year. that experiment has had decent success, but carrots is always in my fridge. Here are a few more published carrot recipes on this blog.
Curried carrot and celery soup
Zucchini, carrot, cheese muffins.
Roasted black carrots with thyme honey.
Carrot fries and hung yogurt relish
Carrot and bell pepper salad with Italian dressing
Wish you a happy healthy and colourful 2022!!
I love the way you have cooked the gajrela! The occasional stir and Zap! I love it! How I wish I can do that to all my food! Lucky you to get purple carrots they are a lot healthier and yes you do succumb to feed pressure don’t you but the result is so very tasty!
Haha, honestly this was perhaps one of those moments but was so glad I did attempt it. It was so worth it though.
Woah, this looks so exotic! We don’t get purple/black carrots here in Bangalore, so this sounds so unique to me. The shake sounds like an easy way to enjoy Gajar Ka Halwa. Would love to try it out some time.
Never used purple carrots for halwa. But now your gajrela tempting me to try these carrots. Loved your easy to make microwave recipe. I would love to try your microwave version soon.
Such an easy to follow recipe using nutritious purple or black carrots ! Now I am tempted to give this microwave version recipe of gajar ka halwa a try.
I just got some red carrots to make some halwa. Have never seen purple carrots and so loved the look of this bowl of yumminess….
Oh wow, just wondering when will I get a chance to use carrots that are black, purple, white and pale yellow. I too have been salivating over the images of carrot halwa that has been flooding the social media. Your kaligajar ka gajrela..so tempting and easy to make.
Looks very delicious.Carrot halwa is the most popular dessert loved by one and all. It is rare to find purple carrots.Would love to try if I find them.
Purple carrot halwa looks very delectable and colorful. Liked the way you prepared in microwave, never tasted kalagajar. Surely this halwa is delicious treat.
First time I am hearing about the purple carrot. The halwa looks so delicious and I like the way you made in the microwave. I too made carrot halwa for this theme in the instant pot.
Kaligajar Ka gajrela Looks absolutely incredible. I am in love with the beautiful colour of the halwa.Would love to try it sometime. I should look for Purple carrots here.
Love the way how you have made the whole process so easy and quick by making it in the microwave. carrot halwa looks so delectable and delicious. I am also tempted by your pics to try it immediately.
I am yet to use black carrot seema 😉
this is such an easy-to-follow recipe using the nutritious black carrots!
Must try recipe ….
East peasy and so quick.. loved this microwave Kali Gajar ka Halwa.. looks like a gourmet dessert.
Easy peasy and so quick.. loved this microwave Kali Gajar ka Halwa.. looks like a gourmet dessert.