Sunday, January 27, 2013

Carrot Halwa

                                                                   I am posting this Carrot Halwa/Gajar ka halwa recipe specially for a blogger friend who has been a great support to me. Carrot Halwa is a very popular Punjabi Dessert ,especially in winter. My friend usually makes the dish with Delhi carrots, which are red in colour. Somehow, I prefer the normal carrots for their colour.
It is a simple recipe if you have the carrots shredded. It does not require much ghee nor there is frying involved, so you can really indulge in this sweet without feeling guilty. You can add some more nuts like Almonds or Pistachios, if you prefer.For a quicker version, people do add condensed milk or khoa. Whichever method you follow, it still tastes great !!




You will Need

  • 6 Medium sized Carrots
  • One cup of Milk
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • A pinch of Cardamom Powder
  • A pinch of Edible camphor
  • Two to Three tbs of Ghee
  • Few halved Cashew nuts
  • Few Raisins
How to
  • Peel the skin and shred the carrots.Heat one tbs of ghee in a thick bottomed pan and roast the cashewnuts till light brown and add the raisins and keep them aside in a bowl.
  • Add the shredded carrot in the same pan and fry for a minute

  • Add the milk and allow it to boil and keep the stove in medium flame and cook it covered for 5-7 minutes till the carrots gets cooked.
  • Continue to cook till the milk completely evaporates.Add the sugar and mix well.when the sugar melts let it cook till the suagr thickens.



  • Add rest of the ghee or more if you prefer and the fried cashews and raisins.

Enjoy it hot!!!enjoy it with some vanilla ice cream!!!!


7 comments:

RENU said...

its my fav...looks so yummy....love it.

uma shankar said...

Thank you renu i posted it for you only!

RENU said...

uma thanks a lot.it s so tasty n easy to make.i have a request...can u post sambar powder recipe?i mean small quantity....thanks.

lakshmi cheepati said...

i love carrot halwa,it looks so yummy

Anonymous said...

It looks yummy... Will definitely try it

Haffa Bexi said...

nicee!! see my recipe too http://haffaskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/10/carrot-pudding-gjar-ka-halwa.html

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