Sunday, 13 January 2013

Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa)

My most favourite Indian sweet dish that I relish in winters is Carrot halwa or most popularly known as 'Gajar ka Halwa'. This is one of the most popular sweet dish in North India.

5 cups of grated carrot (1 kg Delhi carrots)
4 cups of boiled milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup khova (or 2 malai pedha if khova is not available)
10 almonds (blanched and cut in long pieces for garnish)
Cardamom 2-3 powdered (Optional)
pinch of salt
2 tbs of desi ghee (clarified butter)

  1. In a non stick pot heat the desi ghee and add the grated carrots. Cook for about 8-10 minutes. Add boiled milk and cook on low flame for about 1 hour stirring occasionally.
  2.  Add sugar and mix well and cook till the sugar has dissolved and all the milk has been absorbed.
  3.  Add the khova after milk has been absorbed. Stir well. Add blanched chopped almonds and powdered cardamom.
  4. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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