Republic Day Recipe- Gajar Dhudi and Kaju bites by Chef Rajesh Shetty


Gajar Halwa

Grated Carrots 500 gm

Milk 250 ml

Sugar 90 gm

Ghee 20 ml

Cashewnuts 15 gm

Raisins 10 gm

Pistachios 10 gm

Almonds 10 gm

Dhudi Halwa

Grated Dhudi 500 gm

Sugar 90 gm

Ghee 20 ml

Milk 250 ml

Cardamom 2 gm

Pistachios 10 gm

Almonds 10 gm


Ground Cashewnut 200 gm

Water 90 ml

Sugar 150 gm

Rose water 5 ml

Cardamom Pdr 2 gm

Ghee for cooking 10 ml

Ghee for greasing 5 ml


· Grate Carrots, Sauté in half ghee till some moisture evaporates, add milk and let it cook till the carrots have become soft and the milk has almost evaporated.

· Add sugar to the remaining ghee and the toasted nuts and raisins

· Grate Dhudi and sauté in half ghee, cook till moisture evaporates and the mixture has become soft.

· Reduce the milk and then add to the dhudhi mixture and cook it further till the milk has evaporated. Add sugar, ghee and cardamom. Adjust seasoning accordingly. Add toasted nuts to the mixture.

· For the Kaju mixture, mix sugar and water and boil rapidly, add the ground cashewnuts and cook on low heat till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, add cardamom powder. Pour it on a pan and slightly knead the mixture. Spread on a greased tray and roll it to the desired thickness

· To assemble the bites place the dhudhi halwa in the bottom of the pan then the kaju mixture and top with gajar halwa. Leave it in the refrigerator for 1 hour for the mixture to set.

· To serve cut them into squares and garnish with toasted nuts.