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Friday, December 6, 2013

Gajar ka Halwa

Back then when I was growing up, carrots were only available during winters and I would wait for winters so that my mom could make a huge batch of gajar ka halwa with lots of ghee and nuts. Those were the times when I could eat these delicacies and not gain a pound.

gajar ka halwa


Carrots - 2 cup grated
Sugar - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Milk - just enough to cover the carrots
Raisins, Cashews - handful
Desiccated coconut, grated - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - as needed

  1. Wash, peel and grate carrots
  2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in heavy bottom pan. 
  3. Saute raisins and cashews at low heat.
  4. Add the grated carrots to the pan and saute  for 43-5 minutes.
  5. Add whole milk, just enough to cover the carrots.
  6. Cook on medium heat. 
  7. Constantly stir the mixture to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  8. Add sugar just before it is completely dry.
  9. Add more ghee to finish frying.
  10. Sprinkle cardamom powder and garnish with coconut.
  11. Serve warm or cold.


Lubna Karim said...

Love the way you retrained the crunch in carrots...yum recipe...

Hari Chandana said...

Looks delicious!!


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