Gajar ka halwa is a carrot pudding garnished with some mixed nuts. I have lived more than half of my life in Delhi and as a foodie, I have a special attachment to that place. I’m also fond of sweets and desserts and reading my blog, you all would have understood that by now 🙂 I usually wait for the lovely red carrots or Delhi carrots as we call them to make this pudding and the wait is usually long as they are only available in winters. I do occasionally indulge in making this dessert with the available carrots and add loads of dry fruits to it. You will love this dessert if you love carrots. So, sharing a quick recipe and hope you all make it and enjoy with your family.
Milk – 500 ml
1) Take a pan and add 1/2 liter milk and bring it to boiling point.
2) Lower the flame and continue to boil. Keep stirring so that it does not stick to the pan.
3) Stir vigorously when milk starts to thicken. Khoya is ready when the milk stops simmering and its completely dry.
4) Transfer it into a boil and keep it aside to cool.
Read complete recipe and my above notes to make this halwa. Hope you enjoy it with your family and friends..
Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot pudding
- 5 Carrots medium sized
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 1/2 cup khoya/Dried Milk
- 2 Green Cardamom crushed
- 3 tbsp Mix of nuts almonds, cashews, dry grapes
Add 1 tbsp ghee in a heavy bottom frying pan and fry nuts on low flame till cashews turn light brown. Transfer it in a plate and keep it ready for garnishing.
Clean the carrots, peel the skin and grate it. Add 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and saute the carrots in low flame.
Now add milk to it and cook on low flame for about 15-20 minutes.
Keep stirring in between and when the carrots have soaked the milk, add sugar to it and mix it well.
Cook it for 5 minutes till the sugar is completely soaked by the carrots and add khoya and cardamom powder and mix it well.
Transfer it into a bowl and add nuts for garnishing.