Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot sweet)

As a kid  I had always heard  “Gajar ka halwa” mentioned in Bollywood movies and I still remember the first  time I had a chance to savor this delectable dish..   For me it was love at first bite..  it still is one of my favourite desserts…

Gajar ka halwa is a very traditional Indian sweet. Grated carrots are boiled in milk in a low flame. When milk is almost dry, sugar is added and cooked again. Though the cooking procedure is very simple it  takes time. I heat the halwa in microwave after  adding sugar to save effort :)


Ingredients
Carrots – 500gmsMilk – 750 ml

Ghee – 2tbsp

Sugar – 200gm

Almonds – 15 to 20
Green Cardamom powder – 1 tspDirections

1.   Peel, wash and grate carrot

2.   Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan . Add grated carrots cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes

3.   Add milk and green cardamom powder. Bring it to a boil and then reduce flame.

4.   Cook on a slow flame until milk is almost reduced.

5.   Add  sugar and cook until dry. Stir constantly.

(this stage can be done in a microwave also..  Heat in Medium High setting for 25 to 30 minutes… )

6.   Garnish with sliced almonds.

This halwa tastes best when served warm..

Sending this to AWED Indian Cuisine Event hosted by Umm Mymoonah of  Taste of Pearl City , started by DK of Chef In You

... and to Indian Mithai Mela at What’s Cooking by Kalyani


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3 thoughts on “Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot sweet)

  1. tried this today, it was good. few mistakes i did
    1) i put more ghee :(
    2) i did not know what to do with badaam so put that also into it while cooking :)

    could not impress pournami :)

    • y even if it was good cudnt impress her? :) Badam is for garnishing only.. try the bread pudding with condensed milk (cold version).. its easy. if u want, instead of pista,u can use nuts .. do msg if u have doubts.. meanwhile, happy cooking :)

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