Gajjar ka Halwa

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Carrots is a good source of vitamin A, certainly good for vision. I have learnt that these days people feed small kids with cooked carrots so they get used to the taste. At home I always keep a stock of carrots in the fridge so that we always have a chance to prepare a simple salad or carrot fry.

Carrot halwa is one of the favorite dishes of all of us siblings since childhood. It turns out to be rich if proper ingredients are aded to the dish. Now being Diwali time I thought of putting up this recipe today. Here it goes!!!!

What you need to have:

1. Grated Carrots(fresh Orange ones) – 3 cups

2. Whole milk – 1 cup

3. Cream (Amul) – 1/4 cup

4. Pure ghee – 1/4 cup

5. Sugar – 1 cup

6. Cardamom – 10-15

7. Cashews – a few

8. Almonds – a few

9. kishmish to decorate A few

Ingredients of Carrot Halwa

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, clean and grate carrots and half the quantity of cashews and almonds above and keep aside. Peal and powder Cardamom as well and powder it.

2. Place a wide bottomed skillet on medium flame with milk and grated carrots in it. Keep stiring and in between add grated cashews, almonds from step 1 and half the quantity of ghee and cream to it. Let it cook till the milk evaporates and its all mixed well.

3. Add sugar and left over quantity of cream and ghee as well and cook it on low flame till it leaves the sides of the skillet. Lastly add cardamom powder and spread it on a plate as shown in the image below.

Carrot Halwa spread on a plate

4. Decorate it with cashews, almonds and kishmish. And there below is your halva.

Decorated Halwa ready to be served

Let it set and you are ready to serve/consume.

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 5

4 thoughts on “Gajjar ka Halwa

    Vishy said:
    October 2, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Prathiba,
    I ve tried 3 of your dishes and have got much appreciation from my wife. I ve always been a big fan on gajar ka halwa…. and want to try it out today. I am off to do my gajar shopping …. I am quite certain that …with your recipe and with the pictoral aids …its going to turn out well.
    I report back with the success of my venture

    Carrot-Capsicum Salad « The Indian Food Court said:
    October 29, 2009 at 9:30 am

    […] (with Moongdal, with cabbage ) with carrots among the primary ingredients, I have also put up carrot halwa, carrot roti and fried carrot curry. Today I would love to put up a salad that has carrots in […]

    iqra said:
    May 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    i like this recipe.

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      Hi Iqra

      Thanx a lot for ur comments.

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