The Christmas season is upon us, and with it comes the inevitable feasting of sweet treats, whether they be decadent chocolate chip cookies or fine feasts on the 25th. If you're in search of a festive dessert that's packed with flavour but more subtle in its sweetness, carrot halwa may be it. Made from shredded carrots, milk, spices, sugar and ghee, carrot halwa (also known as gajar halwa) is an Indian dessert that's surprisingly easy to make – and even easier to consume.
"This carrot pudding is a really popular traditional festive dish in North India," shares Kohinoor Kaur, founder and managing partner of Jhann KL. "One of the nicest things about it is it can be done in so many ways; it can be made with condensed milk, with full cream milk or low fat; you can spruce it up a little, play with flavours by adding almonds, cranberries—whatever you like."
Together with mum Del Ghoman, Kohinoor oversees day-to-day operations at Jhann, flexing her passion for F&B and interior design in this modern and beautifully-decorated family restaurant. Watch the video below for Kohinoor and Del's quick and easy recipe for Gajar Halwa, a beloved menu item at Jhann this festive season.