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Carrot Sweet Pudding (Gajar Halwa) - Vegetarian

  • Ages 21 & up
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Language: English

$15 per person7 tickets remaining!


Carrot Sweet Pudding (Gajar Halwa) - Vegetarian

Ah, the cuisine of India! And the aroma of its spices! It made the Europeans salivate and their daring explorers risk their lives to find a sea route to India! That remarkable cuisine is now yours to create and enjoy through this class. 

Carrot Sweet Pudding or Gajar Halwa (Gajar=carrot, halwa= pudding) is a delicious Indian dessert. Although it is not certain where it originated, Gajar Halwa is strongly associated with Punjab, a state in northern India. This dessert is prepared during festivals and special occasions. The combination of carrots, milk, sugar, and a hint of cardamom makes it a mouthwatering and popular dessert among the young and old. Gajar Halwa is typically served warm.  

Note: There’s some prep work required for this class. Please see the instructions below. 

This class is limited to 8 people for an intimate experience. 


* 2 cups of grated carrot (tightly packed)

* 2/3 cup milk or almond milk

* About1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar

* About 1 teaspoon cardamom powder

* About 2 tablespoons unsalted raw cashew halves

* About 1 tablespoon unsalted slivered pistachios (optional)

* About 2-3 tablespoons of
Milk Mava Powder
(optional) (available at the Indian store)

* Ghee (clarified butter) or Unsalted butter –
please see note below

Prepping the carrots

* Wash and grate 2 cups (tightly packed) carrots before class. 

: We can make ghee out of unsalted butter, if you are unable to find or obtain ghee. 

Your host

Yaymaker Host Sheela Vijay located in FREMONT, CA

To Sheela, cooking is a joy and a passion right from childhood, inspired by her loving grandmother. With a particularly rich and diverse repertoire of Indian dishes, she has wielded the chef's spoon creatively for 30 years delighting her family and friends, and finding fulfillment in it. A fearless experimenter, she believes that you can become a great cook, armed only with interest and no gifts. She is a former school teacher and principal, and enjoys arts and crafts, and growing her own organic vegetables too.

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