Friday, October 4, 2013

Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:      45-50 minutes

Whole Milk: 1 liter or Sweetened Condensed Milk (Nestle Milkmaid/La Lechera or Amul Mitha Mate)
Ghee or unsalted Butter:  50 gms
Carrot:                      750 gms
Sugar:                       8 tbsp or to taste
Raisins:                     1 tbsp
Chopped Pistachios: 1 tbsp
Chopped Almonds:   1 tbsp
Saffron:                      A pinch

  1. Wash the carrot well and grate them finely.
  2. Heat the ghee/butter on low flame in a heavy bottomed pan and allow it to melt.
  3. Add the grated carrot to it and stir till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Pour the milk or condensed milk and keep stirring, so that it does not stick to the bottom.
  5. Once it gets thick add sugar, Raisins, Pistachios and Almonds and mix well.
  6. Keep stirring until ghee or butter separates from the halwa and is seen along the pan.
  7. Turn off the flame.
  8. Serve it warm, with or without Vanilla Ice-Cream

Use full cream milk, rather than skimmed/toned milk.
The entire cooking should be done on low to medium flame.

1 comment:

  1. Very yummy halwa. Love this.

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