Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa), an epitome of finest Indian sweets, is a delicious dessert prepared from carrot and milk. This recipe uses full cream milk to make halwa which is not overly sweet. The ghee and cardamom powder gives it an unparalleled aroma and rich texture. Whether you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, excite your kids or entertain guests, serve this classic, rich, creamy sweet as dessert and watch them helping for seconds.
- peeled and grated Carrot : 2 cup
- full fat Milk : 1.5 cup (375 ml)
- ghee : 2.5 Tbsp (clarified butter)
- sugar : 0.25 cup
- cashew nuts : 5 piece (chopped)
- almonds : 5 piece (sliced)
- raisins : 8 piece
- cardamom powder : 0.25 tsp
Stages of cooking
Heat ghee in non-stick pan or heavy based pan over medium flame. Add grated carrots and roast them for 3-4 minutes while mixing continuously.
Pour milk over ghee roasted carrots and stir to mix well. Bring it to boil over medium flame.
When it starts to boil, reduce flame to low and cook until almost milk is absorbed and mixture starts to thicken. It will take approx. 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally in between to prevent sticking.
Cook until all milk is absorbed and mixture turns thick for approx. 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally in between.
Add sugar, chopped cashew nuts and raisins, mix well. Stir and cook until sugar is dissolved; approx. 3-4 minutes.
Add cardamom powder, mix properly and turn off the flame.
Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with sliced almonds.