Garjarela (sweet carrot dessert)

Enjoy a traditional Indian dessert with Vicky Bhogal's simple, tempting recipe for spiced, candied carrot
By Vicky Bhogal
Garjarela (sweet carrot dessert)
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 10 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 7 tbsp butter
  • 5 cloves
  • green cardamom, crushed
  • a small piece of cinnamon sticks
  • 75 ml milk
  • 115 g granulated sugar


1. Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add in the grated carrots and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain into a colander.

2. Melt the butter in a pan with the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon on a very low heat.

3. Add the milk and stir well.

4. When you can smell the cardamom, add the sugar.

5. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then add in the drained carrots.

6. Cook gently, stirring, until the liquid has cooked off, around 5 minutes.

7. Cover and cook on a very low heat for 15 minutes.

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