Gajar Halwa

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This recipe was submitted by

Krishna Murty


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This is a barfi (fudge-like consistency) made from ricotta cheese
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 25 (2 pcs/person)
Author Krishna Murty


  • 1 large microwaveable bowl
  • 1 large wooden spoon for mixing


  • 1 jar Ricotta cheese (32 oz)
  • 1.5 jars instant non-fat milk powder (use the same 32 oz jar)
  • ¾ jar sugar (use the same 32 oz jar)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (4 oz)
  • 1 tspn cardamom powder


  • Slightly melt the butter for about 20 seconds. Mix all the ingredients in a large microwaveable bowl. No need for a thorough mix.
  • Microwave for 3 mins, take out the bowl, mix the contents and put it back in the microwave for another 3 mins.
  • Repeat the above step about 7-8 times (depends on your microwave). The mixture will turn pale yellow and will have a crumbly look.
  • Mix in a little cardamom powder and plenty of love 😊! Pour into a large steel plate (or two smaller steel plates) greased with ghee or butter.
  • When the mixture cools a little, cut into squares. After some time you can separate the squares (about 50-60 pieces).
  • Enjoy!