Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Carrot Halwa / gAjAr Ka hAlWa | Step by Step Recipe

I dont know why but I had a sudden urge to have carrot halwa. Basically I hate any kind of halwas, the overdose of ghee makes me go ewwww.. So this feeling came to me as a surprise. I know you guys would be scolding me. My whole family looks at me like an out-of-the-earth creature whenever I tell them "I hate halwas". But I still haven't got the slightest hint what made me want this halwa so badly. But then as my tummy wished, I made this halwa, relished and enjoyed it to the core... So now onto the recipe.

Grated carrot - 2 cups
Milk - 3/4 cups

Sugar - 5 tbsps

Ghee - 2 tblsps

Cardamom/elachi powder - A pinch

Cashew - 4 – 5 nos

Dried grapes - 4-5 nos

Salt - a pinch (optional)

The Making:
In a heavy bottomed pan, add the ghee and when hot add the grated carrot. Fry for 2-3 minutes / till the carrot turns pale.
Now add the milk and bring to boil, cook in medium flame.
Cook till all the milk evaporates and the carrot gets cooked . This will take sometime. Stir in between to prevent the carrot from sticking to the pan
When the mixture is almost dry, add the sugar and keep on stirring.
The mixture will start oozing water.
Meanwhile, fry the cashews and dried grapes in ghee till golden brown When the carrot mixture starts thickening, add ghee, cashews and dried grapes and cardamom powder. Keep stirring for 3-4 minutes.
The halwa will now start leaving the sides.
Transfer this to the serving bowl. Garnish with chopped nuts and serve.

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  1. Never had carrots cooked this way. Looks very yummy!

  2. Too tempting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Delicious gajar halwa..looking pretty and cute.

  4. Nice Carrot Halwa one of my favourite dessert.. best topping for ice-creams :-)

  5. tempting and delicious gajar ka halwa.

  6. Delicious and tempting halwa dear...

  7. yum yum carrot halwa...looks delicious dear !

  8. Gajar ka halwa looks dleicious and tempting.

  9. gajjar ka halwa is my fav indian dessert. this def looks good

  10. delicious carrot halwa looks wonderful

  11. Gajar ka halwa looks to be heavenly. For a very long time I have not seen such an inviting and delicious looking halwa.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Gajar halwa looks yummy. Tempting pics.

  13. The gajar halwa looks delicious...an any time treat.

  14. looks delicious...wonderful instructions...

  15. Carrot halwa is really yummy. I loved it.

  16. Very seldom we have halwa here. Carrot halwa is something new..looks delish! :D

  17. delicious and attractive.
    1st time here do visit my site

  18. What beautiful carrot dish! =)

  19. A classic n everyone's fav- loks delicious!

    US Masala

  20. Great going with the blog Vimi. Halwa looks so delicious. And how do you get all the time to click step by step picturs besides your day job?

  21. Very nice carroty dessert...delicious!

  22. that is a very special treat to eyes and tummy..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  23. Very tempting n yummy halwa n colorful ..

  24. Yummy and one of my favorite dessert.. Lovely clicks !!
    Bhalo Khabo

  25. Halwa looks so tempting !!!



  26. Looks fabulous and well clicked :)


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