Gajar (Carrot) ka Halwa

March 16, 2014



One of the most popular Indian dessert, the 'Gajar ka Halwa' recipe. Known to have originated in Punjab, it is a delight during the winter months. Grated carrots, milk, sugar,mava and nuts are stirred and cooked together. Gajar (Carrot)ka Halwa also known as gajrala in Punjabi. This dessert is very common in every function and it is mainly made with carrots and milk. Gajar Halwa is delicious warm or cold, but in my house we like it slightly warm.




Ingredients
Carrots – 1 kg
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Almond - 10
Cashew - 10
Raisins  -20

Mava - 50 grams

Method

Wash, peel and grate the carrots. Heat a pan with ghee and add the grated carrot and cook on low flame till the raw smell disappears. Add milk and let it cook on low flame till milk evaporates. Then add sugar and mava,stir continuously. Cook on low flame till it further thickness. Add cardamom powder and nuts and stir continuously till the ghee separates from the mixture. Finally garnish with nuts and Carrot Halwa or Gajar ka Halwa is ready. Serve hot.






Note:  You can add more sugar if want it sweeter.



Labels: Sweets &  Desserts, Healthy, Carrot

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sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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