Sunday, 16 December 2018

Easy Gajar ka Halwa Recipe

Hello friends,

So I am back today with everyone's favourite winter preparation of sweet. It is the 'Gajar ka Halwa"

Gajar ka Halwa



Gajar ka Halwa – is the most loved halwa in India. A ghee laden sugary Indian dessert that is made when the red carrot season arrives with the onset on winters. My blog covers a pumpkin and doodhi halwa uptil now. So let me add to my list of halwas with Gajar ka Halwa.
Sharing with you a  no fuss, no mess, simple and straightforward recipe that is easy to follow. 



Ingredients


2 cups grated carrot
1 cup milk
3 tbsps white butter/ ghee
2-3 tbsps sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom ( elaichi ) powder
Handful of  raisins, almonds, cashew
1 cup Mawa/khoya


Method

1. In a non stick pan add  1 tbsp  ghee. Roast the cashews/ almonds and fry until it emits a fragrance.  Do not brown to much. Keep aside. 

2. Now in a heavy bottom pan add carrot, milk, sugar and mawa. Keep this on high flame and allow it to boil and cook.

3.  Cook until the milk evaporates and the carrots are softened and cooked completely.

4. Keep stirring constantly  to avoid the carrots from sticking to the bottom and burning.

5. Once the liquid reduces add the cardamom powder and ghee. 

6. Keep stirring until all the water evaporates and ghee is seen on the side of the pot. The cooked carrot mixture should thickens. 

7. Now add the roasted cashews/ almonds and stir in on low flame. Keep some aside for garnish.

8. Keep stirring to avoid burning at tne bottom. The way to know Gajar ka Halwa is done is to check the mixture. If the carrot mixture thickens and comes off the pan as one mass it is done.

9. Now garnish with nuts and raisins before serving.

10. Always serve warm, even if you serve it with a scoop of ice-cream


Gajar ka Halwa

Note

1. You can totally avoid ghee in yr halwa to make a diet version.  But ut will definitely vary in taste.

2. Mawa is optional. You can add a cup of fresh malai or condensed milk.

3. If you adding condensed milk then lessen the sugar quantity.

4. Some cooks add saffron too. However I don't like mixing too many ingredients. The cardamom ( elaichi ) is the best when it comes to a halwa.

Gajar ka Halwa


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