Gajar Halwa With Khoya/Mawa#Foodieextravaganza

Gajar Halwa is a carrot based mouth watering popular dessert rich in taste. Gajar Halwa is traditionally eaten during all the festivals in India and made especially in winter when red carrots are widely available.
This is my hubby and son-in-law's favorite. I make this halwa at least thrice in winter.

1 Cup = 200 Ml Cup

1¼ Kg Red Carrot
250 Ml Milk
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Heaped Tablespoons Milk Powder
2 Tablespoons Desi Ghee
300 Grams Homemade Khoya/Mawa
¼ Cup Chopped Cashew nuts
¼ Cup Raisins
1 Teaspoon Cardamom powder

Wash and clean the carrots, peel it, and then grate into the bowl using the thin grater.
In a thick bottom kadai add the carrot and ghee, cover and cook on medium low flame for 10 to 15 minutes stirring in between till the carrot is cooked and has a shine. 
Add the milk and cook without the lid till the moisture evaporated . Keep stirring in between after every 3 -4 minutes.
Cook opened till the milk nearly evaporates.
Add the sugar 
and cook till sugar melts and moisture evaporates.
Now add the mawa, milk powder and cook stirring for about 3 -5 minutes. Then add the chopped cashews and raisins cook for 5 minutes, stirring again after every 3 -4 minutes. Add cardamom powder and give it a good mix.
Served garnished with chopped cashew nuts, pistachio, raisins. Enjoy!!
Gajar Halwa is so yummy and delicious.

Lables: Carrot , Halwa, Mawa, Festival Sweets,Sweets & Desserts, Foodie Extravaganza Party, No Bake Desserts

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Our host for hosting this month's event Sneha of all the other recipes for today's Foodie Extravaganza Event - National Carrot Day

Carrot Fries From Magical Ingredients 
Carrot Salad with Feta and Pistachios From A Day in the Life on the Farm 
Carrot Slaw From Palatable Pastime
Duck-fat Roasted Carrots and Parsnips From Food Lust People Love 
Gajar Halwa With Khoya/Mawa From Sneha's Recipe 
Pasta Salad with Roasted Carrots and Kale From Karen's Kitchen Stories 
Roasted Carrots with Vinaigrette From Making Miracles  

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. I have made this dish before and we loved it. Your version sounds excellent. Can't wait to try it.

  2. What an interesting and delicious sounding dessert! This sounds wonderful.

  3. Gajar halwa is my favorite and yours look addictively delicious!

  4. I am fascinated by this dessert! I've never really seen carrots used in a dessert here besides carrot cake - but they are naturally sweet so I can see why they would be fabulous in this treat!