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Monday, June 11, 2012

Carrot Halwa/ Gajar ka halwa (using condensed milk)

Carrot Halwa needs no introduction at all. It is a rich dessert made with carrots and loaded with nuts and raisins. I made carrot halwa for my daughter. She is a big fan of carrots, almost to the doubt that she was a bunny in her last birth. Last week, She got full marks in her kumon math and had moved to next level. She has just started going to kumon and has moved from 4 A to 3 A. She was so happy and excited about that, so we wanted to celebrate . Celebrations call for something sweet always, right? So made this Halwa with her favorite carrot. 

Carrot Halwa

What are the ingredients needed?

Grated Carrot, 1 1/2 cups
Milk, 1 cup
Sugar, 1/4 cup
Condensed milk, 1/2 cup
Raisins, 1 Tbs
Cashew, 1 Tbs
Ghee, 1 Tbs
Cardamom, 4-5 nos.

Gajar ka halwa

Preparations:
  1. Powder the cardamom with 1-2 Tbs of Sugar. 
  2. In a Tbs of ghee, and roast raisins and cashews.
How it is made?
  1. In a sauce pan, add the grated carrots and milk,let them cook. 
  2. Once the carrot turns soft and milk starts evaporating, then add the condensed milk and sugar. Mix well.
  3. Then in equal intervals keep stirring and wait till all the liquid evaporates and the mixture comes to halwa consistency. 
  4. Then add the powdered cardamom and mix well and remove from stove.
  5. Finally add the roasted cashew and raisins along with ghee and mix well and serve.
It serves 3 persons.

It can either be served warm or chilled. Sometimes it can be served warm with vanilla ice cream too. But I personally prefer it served chill and how about you?

31 comments:

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  2. Who doesnt love Carrot Halwa Divya.. Lovely color.. am soo hungry again now :P

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  3. This halwa certainly needs no introduction! Bowl of halwa is tempting and am salivating reading the recipe and looking at the pictures.

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  4. cannot refuse a bowl of such indulgence!!

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  5. So decadent and rich dessert! A great way to add carrots to the menu :)

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  6. A dessert to which I can never say NO....Looks very yummy..

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  7. Cannot refuse for such a nice dessert...Very yummy!!!!

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  8. my favorite halvah - I always buy some when I visit mithai shop we have here - now will have to try and make it myself - looks very easy

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  9. Carrot Halwa is my fav and my signature dish also ..

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  10. All time fav with Vam=nnila ice cream

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  11. delicious .. irresistible,, yet elegant

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  12. Nice and tempting gajar halwa..

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  13. i love carrot halwa.. looks delicious..

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  14. I rarely heard people saying no to this yummy halwa,tempting.

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  15. all time favorite ...yummy

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  16. So nice! This is one of the first Indian sweets I learnt to make from my grandma.. really yummy..

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  17. You never tire of this one!

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  19. A delicious and flavorful dessert,love to eat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream....

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  20. Carrot halwa looks awesome. Nice ....

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  21. Love to have this with a bowl of ice cream..

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  22. I love carrot halwa and the clicks are so tempting!!!!

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