gajar ki barfi | carrot burfi

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Gajar ki Barfi Recipe with step by step photos – easy, quick and tasty recipe of carrot burfi made with 4 ingredients.

Red Delhi carrots are in season now and time to make various carrot based recipes like carrot halwa, Gajar ka murabba. every year I make gajar halwa with the tender juicy carrots we get in winters. By now I have shared some Versions of making gajar halwa like:

carrot burfi. gajar barfi

The recipe of carrot barfi is similar to the way gajar halwa is made. Here I have used milk powder in the burfi. So obviously the recipe does not have milk or condensed milk or khoya. Though you can use any recipe of gajar halwa and make the barfi. You just need to cook more than what we cook for gajar halwa, so that the sugar cooks more and the barfi sets after cooling.

This is a quick recipe and does not take much time, apart from grating carrots. The recipe can also be doubled or tripled.

Serve gajar ki barfi as a sweet or after dinner dessert.

How to make gajar barfi

1. Rinse, peel and then grate 550 grams carrots. In cup measurement, you will need 4 cups grated carrots.

carrots for carrot burfi recipe

2. Grease a pan or tray with ½ tsp ghee and keep aside.

tray for carrot burfi recipe

3. Then in a kadai or thick bottomed pan, melt 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter).

ghee for carrot burfi recipe

4. Add the grated carrots.

carrots for carrot burfi recipe

5. Mix very well.

carrot for carrot burfi recipe

6. Then on a low to medium flame, with frequent stirring saute the carrots till they are almost cooked.

carrots for carrot burfi recipe

7. takes about 10 to 12 minutes on a low to medium flame.

carrots for carrot burfi recipe

8. then add 1 cup milk powder (100 to 105 grams).

milk powder for carrot burfi recipe

9. Mix the milk powder with the carrots very well.

milk powder for carrot burfi recipe

10. Saute for a minute.

making gajar barfi recipe

11. Then add ⅓ cup sugar and ½ tsp cardamom powder.

making gajar barfi recipe

12. Mix the sugar and cardamom powder with the rest of the ingredients very well.

making gajar barfi recipe

13. The mixture will loosen up as the sugar melts. Continue to saute with frequent stirrings for about 7 to 9 minutes on a low to medium flame. for a more firm and dense consistency in the barfi, you can cook for more 10 to 12 minutes. I wanted a less firm texture, so cooked for less time.

making gajar barfi recipe

14. When the mixture thickens and reduces, its time to switch off the flame. a test is to take a small mixture and cool it. Then roll into a small ball. It should easily form a ball.

making gajar barfi recipe

Setting carrot burfi

15. Immediately, pour the barfi mixture in the greased pan and with a spatula or spoon smoothen the top part.

making gajar barfi recipe

16. Sprinkle chopped pistachios (18 to 20 pistachios) on top and gently press them with a spoon or spatula on the halwa. You can also use any other dry fruits instead of pistachios.

making gajar barfi recipe

17. Cover and allow the barfi to cool and set at room temperature. You can also keep in the fridge after the barfi cools down at room temperature.

making gajar barfi recipe

18. Slice and Serve carrot barfi. the remaining portions can be refrigerated.

carrot burfi recipe

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Gajar ki Barfi
5 from 9 votes
Easy, quick and tasty recipe of carrot burfi
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Cuisine North Indian

Servings 15 barfi pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 550 grams carrots about 4 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup milk powder or 100 to 105 grams milk powder
  • cup sugar or 65 to 70 grams sugar or add as required
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 20 unsalted pistachios, sliced or any other dry fruits (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ghee for greasing pan or tray or plate

Instructions

grating carrots

  • Rinse, peel and then grate 550 grams carrots. In cup measurement, you will need 4 cups grated carrots.
  • Grease a pan or tray with 1/2 to 1 tsp ghee and keep aside.

making carrot barfi

  • Then in a kadai or thick bottomed pan, melt 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter).
  • Add the grated carrots. Mix very well.
  • Then on a low to medium flame, with frequent stirring saute the carrots till they are almost cooked. Takes about 10 to 12 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  • Then add 1 cup milk powder (100 to 105 grams).
  • Mix the milk powder with the carrots very well. Saute for a minute.
  • Then add 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cardamom powder.
  • Mix the sugar and cardamom powder with the rest of the ingredients very well.
  • The mixture will loosen up as the sugar melts. Continue to saute with frequent stirrings for about 7 to 9 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  • When the mixture thickens and reduces, its time to switch off the flame and pour the mixture in the greased pan. 
  • A test is to take a small mixture and cool it. Then roll into a small ball. It should easily form a ball.
  • Immediately, pour the barfi mixture in the greased pan and with a spatula or spoon smoothen the top part.
  • Sprinkle chopped pistachios (18 to 20 pistachios) on top and gently press them with a spoon or spatula on the halwa.
  • Cover and allow the carrot barfi to cool and set at room temperature. You can also keep in the fridge after the barfi cools down at room temperature.
  • Slice and serve gajar ki barfi. Leftovers can be refrigerated.

Notes

Substitutions you can make in carrot barfi:
  • Milk powder - almond meal or almond powder.
  • Ghee - coconut oil.
  • Pistachios- any dry fruits like cashews, almonds, raisins etc.
  • Carrots - beetroots.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 57mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 6265IUVitamin C: 2.9mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 0.2mg

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  1. Hello! Please tell me where to purchase milk powder? Is it in the regular grocery store – powdered milk? Thanks!

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