Restaurant Recipes

Shalimar Indian Restaurant Gajar Halva

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Yield: 8 servings


  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 pound peeled, grated carrots (5 cups)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons melted clarified butter, or ghee (see note)
  • 4 tablespoons cashews
  • 4 tablespoons raisins


  1. Mix milk and grated carrots in a medium saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until milk boils, then dries up (about an hour).
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk and sugar to taste and continue to cook until mixture is again almost dry, another 1/2 hour or so.
  3. Add melted butter and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Garnish with cashews and raisins.
  5. Serve hot.


Shalimar's Indian Restaurant, Louisville, Kentucky

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