Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa

Gajar or Carrot is considered to be a very nutritious food product especially it is good for eyes and heart. Gajar Ka Halwa is a classic Indian Mithai. This is a  traditional Punjabi dish. This dessert can be explained in brief as Grated carrot cooked in milk, sugar, ghee and other ingredients. It is very easy to prepare and cook however it takes little bit of time to cook.

Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 2 cups Grated  juicy orange Carrots
  • ½ cups sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • Elaichi powder (cardomon)
  • 1 table spoon chopped  cashew nuts
  • 1 table spoon raisins
  • 1 ½ table spoon Ghee

  • Wash Carrots properly, peel them before grating it finely.
  • Heat 1 ½ table spoon ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the grated carrot and saute for 8 minutes on low to medium flame.
  • Add the milk and cardamom powder and allow to cook till the milk is almost absorbed. Add sugar and cook further for another 15 minute.

  • Go on stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Garnish with toasted almonds, raisins and cashew nuts.
  • Continue stirring in low flame until a thick consistency is attained.
  • Serve warm or refrigerate and serve. It tastes good both warm and cold.

 PS:  Don’t close the lid of the pan while cooking till the end. This recipe contains high level of sugar. However amount of sugar can be reduced as per one’s taste.


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