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Gajar Halwa Cheesecake Shots

Gajar Halwa Cheesecake Shots


Happiness is when you see red carrots (or Indian carrots, as they are called here in Dubai) in the month of April!!

Generally red carrots are available in winters but during my recent visit to my local hypermarket, I found these beauties in the vegetable section. The moment I saw the red, luscious, fresh carrots I just rushed to pick them. I was jumping with joy. Why? Because the foodie inside me was screaming Gajar Halwa. The very last of this season.
 
 
 
I have made Gajar Halwa many times, so wanted to bring in a twist to it and hence made these cheesecake shots with it. Believe you me the taste was heavenly!!

Sweetness of gajar halwa is very well balanced by the slight tanginess of cream cheese. And those buttery biscuit bites combined with halwa cheesecake are like a match made in heaven!!

 
 


 
If you have ready gajar halwa then making this dessert is like a child’s play.

This is an absolute party pleaser! This is a gorgeous yet easy-to-carry dessert to your pot meal parties.

Be it brunch, lunch or dinner time I can bet on one thing- you can serve them anytime, anywhere and they will be the first dish to finish.

 
 
 
 

Cheesecake and that too this delicious Gajar Halwa cheesecake is like a heavenly bliss. This no-bake cheesecake is served in individual dishes, preferably shot glasses making it a fancy yet simple dessert.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS CHEESECAKE


Eggless

No bake

No Gelatin

Easy and quick to make

Individual portions


Let's see how to make this delicious treat.



INGREDIENTS:


FOR THE BASE/CRUST

Biscuits (Good day/Digestive/Marie)- 10

Butter- 2.5 tablespoon

Sugar- 2 tablespoon


FOR THE CHEESECAKE FILLING

Cream cheese- 100 grams (at room temperature)

Whipping cream/ Heavy Cream- 100 ml

Cardamom powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Icing sugar- 3/4th cup

Gajar Halwa- 1/2 cup

(For gajar halwa recipe click here--> GAJAR HALWA )


FOR TOPPING

Gajar halwa- 1/2 cup

Slivers of Pistas, Cashews and Almonds- 2 tablespoon

Dried Rose petals- 1 teaspoon


DIRECTIONS:


Crush the biscuits and sugar together in a dry grinder or blender.

Melt butter either in a pan or in the microwave.

While it's warm add it in the crushed biscuits mix.

Mix well. Make sure all the biscuit crumbs are well coated with butter.

The mixture should be of sand consistency.

 
 


Divide this mix equally in all the glasses.

Spoon the mix gently at the bottom of the glass and press it gently.

Do not press it very hard. It will be eventually pressed down with the moisture and weight of the cheesecake layer.

Keep the glasses in the fridge to set while you make the filling.

 
 
 
Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk heavy cream until soft peaks form.

Avoid over beating.

 
 
 

Gently beat the softened cream cheese.

Add in icing sugar and mix well.

 
 
 

Next, fold in whipped cream in this cream cheese mix.

Add in cardamom powder and gajar halwa too.

Gently fold everything.

 
 


Put this gajar halwa filling over the biscuit crumbs layer.

You can put about 2 tablespoons of filling in each shot glass.

 
 


 
 

Top it up with about a teaspoon of gajar halwa in every shot glass.

Garnish with slivers of nuts and rose petals.

 
 


Cover and place in the fridge for at least two hours before serving. This way the layers will set properly.

Serve them cold.

Enjoy!!!

 
 

Recipe Card



Gajar Halwa Cheesecake Shots

 
Cheesecake made with Gajar halwa and served in shot glasses. An absolute delightful dessert. 

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Setting time: 30 minutes

Serves:10


INGREDIENTS:


FOR THE BASE/CRUST

Biscuits (Good day/Digestive/Marie)- 10

Butter- 2.5 tablespoon

Sugar- 2 tablespoon


FOR THE CHEESECAKE FILLING

Cream cheese- 100 grams (at room temperature)

Whipping cream/ Heavy Cream- 100 ml

Cardamom powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Icing sugar- 3/4th cup

Gajar Halwa- 1/2 cup

(For gajar halwa recipe click here--> GAJAR HALWA )
 


FOR TOPPING

Gajar halwa- 1/2 cup

Slivers of Pistas, Cashews and Almonds- 2 tablespoon

Dried Rose petals- 1 teaspoon


DIRECTIONS:


Crush the biscuits and sugar together in a dry grinder or blender.

Melt butter either in a pan or in the microwave.

While it's warm add it in the crushed biscuits mix.

Mix well. Make sure all the biscuit crumbs are well coated with butter.

The mixture should be of sand consistency.


Divide this mix equally in all the glasses.

Spoon the mix gently at the bottom of the glass and press it gently.

Do not press it very hard. It will be eventually pressed down with the moisture and weight of the cheesecake layer.

Keep the glasses in the fridge to set while you make the filling.


Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk heavy cream until soft peaks form.

Avoid over beating.

Gently beat the softened cream cheese.

Add in icing sugar and mix well.

Next, fold in whipped cream in this cream cheese mix.

Add in cardamom powder and gajar halwa too.

Gently fold everything.


Put this gajar halwa filling over the biscuit crumbs layer.

You can put about 2 tablespoons of filling in each shot glass.


Top it up with about a teaspoon of gajar halwa in every shot glass.


Garnish with slivers of nuts and rose petals.


Cover and place in the fridge for at least two hours before serving. This way the layers will set properly.

Serve them cold.

Enjoy!!! 
 

3 Comments

  1. 34421 Preethicuisine
    Preethicuisine

    Gajar halwa cheese cake shots looks so luscious . A royal dessert and star attraction for any occasion. Beautiful clicks.

  2. 34420 Jayashree T.Rao
    Jayashree T.Rao

    This gajar halwa cheesecake shots looks absolutely delicious and my children will relish it. I must make this when I have carrot halwa at home. Loved it.

  3.  

    sunny
    Sunny Family Kitchen

    Glad you liked it. I am sure you will love it. Thanks for stopping by dear.

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