Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

One of my favourite desserts is Gajar ka Halwa, and I can dig into it anytime. Of late I had this craving for eating gajar ka halwa but was too lazy to get Khoya (Milk solids). I saw an opened tin of Milkmaid (condensed milk) in the fridge with almost half its contents. Ditching the ides to get khoya, I set out making gajar ka halwa with the available ingredients. It turned so lip smacking that I for sometime forgot to count calories and tucked into this pure delight!

So here goes my recipe for yummy carrot halwa------
  • Carrots (medium sized) - 10 to 12
  • Milk - 500 ml
  • Milk Maid (Condensed Milk) - 1/2 tin (about 200g)
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 5-6 tsp
  • Cardamom Powdered - 1-2
  • Cashewnuts,Raisins,Almonds,Pista  - handful (broken)

Grate the washed and cleaned carrots and set aside.

In a kadai or thick bottomed pan, heat 4-5 tsp of ghee and saute the grated carrots for a few minutes. Now add the milk and the milk maid and cook the carrots till they are well cooked and the milk evaporates.

 It took about 12-15 minutes during which I busied myself in sauting the broken nuts and raisins with a tea spoon of ghee in a separate kadai till golden brown. 

Add sugar and powdered cardamom to the carrots and mix well, let the mix simmer while stirring ocasionally for another 10 minutes or till the halwa becomes quite dry.

Finally add the nuts and raisins and let it cook for 2-3 minutes before taking off flame.

 Serve it hot or cold

An Interesting combination is Hot Gajjar Ka Halwa with Vanilla or Butterscotch Ice cream

Sending this sweet to Diwali Sweets & Snacks hosted by Lavi
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  1. Hi Preeya,

    That looks awesome...Love to have some rite now...:)

    Happy Diwali wishes to you dear!!:)



  2. hi! very nice to see and iam delighted too.U r really rocking . Keep it up.

  3. Hi priya,thanks for dropping by, adv diwali wishes to you and your family...and this sweet is just so perfect for any spl occasion, love this one

  4. Wow! This looks very delicious. My all time favourite halwa.

  5. My all time favourite halwa..sooo tempting..

  6. My hubby's all time favorite..looks so perfect n festive..lovely rich color!

    US Masala

  7. These look super delicious!


  8. Superb Halwa. Love the idea of adding condensed milk! Thanks for sending it to DIWALI SWEETS AND SNACKS event.

  9. Great.. it made my mouth wateryy.. looks great