Friday, December 19, 2014

Gajrela (Punjabi Winter Dessert) / گجریلا

Gajrela is a very delicious Winter Dessert from Punjab. It is a very nutritious and energetic dessert. It provided extra energy to fight chilly weather in winter. Almost ever household in Punjab prepare it during cold weather. Children are fond of Gajrela. Only 3-4 table spoon are eaten up in the morning and evening. Here is my mother's recipe of Gajrela.

Gajrela (Carrots in Milk)
  • Full Cream Milk  2 litre
  • Carrots grated   1 kg
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Desi ghee/ Butter  100 g
  • Pistachio chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Almond chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Rasin  1 tablespoon
  • Coconut slices  1 tablespoon
  • Place milk and grated carrots in a large pan.
  • Continue to cook on low flame with occasional stirring till most of the water is evaporated. It will take 2-3 hours.
  • When thick mass is obtained, add sugar,  desi ghee/butter and nuts.
  • Then cook on medium to high flame with vigorous stirring to avoid sticking to the bottom and walls of the pan.
  • Delicious Gajrela is ready.
  • Serve hot/cold.
  • Serving:  8