Gajar ka halwa or carrot ka halwa is a savory dessert of Pakistan. It is one of the delicacies of Pakistan cuisine. It is usually made in winters when the season of carrots arrive. These seasonal carrots are large and very sweet in taste.
During winters, gajar ka halwa is found in all the weddings, mehndis and parties and is loved by the masses in Pakistan. Gajar ka halwa is prepared by different methods. Everyone has a unique way of making gajar ka halwa. It is prepared in all parts of Pakistan and has been spread worldwide.
It is now a vital part of Pakistani Cuisine and is liked by people living in abroad too. Almost all the Pakistani restaurants functioning in outside Pakistan have this delicious dessert in their menu. Gajar ka halwa is as healthy as it is tasty. Gajar ka Halwa takes a bit of time to prepare but once made it is the best thing one can have. Ready made Gajar ka halwa is sold all over Pakistan but people love to prepare it at home as a part of tradition, in winters. People also send it out to neighbors and relatives once the carrots are in season in Pakistan, as a token of love.
This was one of the various methods of making gajar ka halwa. There are several other methods of preparing Gajar ka halwa. Some people cook it in milk, others use water. Some people garnish is with nuts like Walnuts, almonds, pistachio etc while some garnish it with silver paper and khoya. Gajar ka Halwa has a high caloric index but the ingredients used are very healthy for young people. Thus young people are always encouraged to eat it as it also has a good nutritional value. Carrots, being rich in Vitamin A, are very good for eyes. It is a very tasty sweet dish and is widely served in Pakistan.