Popularly known as gajar ka halwa makes its presence in most special occasions like festivals, celebrations and parties. It is one of the classic Indian sweets that would not fail to impress anyone. Carrots are available in plenty in winters, and Indians never lose this opportunity to make this damn tasty sweetdish from it!
Recipe – Gajar ka halwa
- 1 Kg Carrots
- 1 1/2 Litre Milk
- 8 Green cardamoms
- 5-7 Tbsp Ghee
- 5-7 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Raisins
- 1 Tbsp Almonds, shredded
- 2 Tbsp Dates, chopped
- 200gms khoya
- Dip the carrots in water for half an hour.
- Peel and grate the carrots.
- Pour the milk with the cardamom and keep it on flame on low flame until liquid evaporates.
- Heat ghee in a heavy pan and add the carrot mixture. Add the milk prepared in the above step after 5 minutes.
- Cook over a gentle flame for 15-20 minutes.
- Stir in sugar and continue cooking until the halwa turns deep reddish color.
- Add crumbled khoya to the halwa and cook for another 5minutes.
- Add the chopped dry fruits and stir well.
- Serve with dry fruits dressing on top.
Some useful tips:
Stir in the saffron, cardamom powder and almonds, reserving a few for garnish along with silver foil. Reheat carrot halwa just before serving with a little milk.
If not serving immediately, refrigerate carrot halwa and re-heat and serve when desired.
If u dont have khoya, use 1 cup whole milk powder mixed with 1 tsp ghee and 1-2 tbsp water to get a dough like consistency.