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Gajar halwa recipe

Inspired by a recipe from BBC Good Food, this classic North Indian dessert is the perfect way to finish any Diwali feast.

It might take a little while to make, but don’t let that put you off! It’s actually very simple, and (thankfully!) the hob does most of the work.

Why not put a fresh twist on this fudgy dessert by using the fresh carrots from your HeroGo delivery? It’s a great way to help keep your Diwali celebrations more sustainable this year.


Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Serves: 4 people


500g carrots, grated

8 green cardamom pods, pierced with a knife

500ml milk

125g butter

100g caster sugar

25g raisins

25g blanched almonds, chopped


  1. Put a heavy-based pan on the heat. Add the carrots, cardamom pods and milk, then bring to the boil.

  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for one hour, stirring often until the milk evaporates.

  3. In a separate deep pan, heat the butter then stir-fry the carrot mixture for 15 to 20 minutes, until it darkens and loses its wetness.

  4. Add the sugar, raisins and almonds, and stir-fry for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.


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