Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gajar(Carrot) Halwa

I think one of the most popular dishes made with carrots is the 'Carrot Halwa'.Carrot halwa with vanilla ice cream is a very famous combination.A bite of warm, rich, gooey halwa with cold vanilla ice cream is heavenly, as most people will agree.


Milk-1 Cup
Ghee- 1/2 Cup
Sugar-3/4 Cup
Cashew nuts-10(Broken)

Heat a wide pan with 2 tbsp ghee and add the cashews, fry it for a minute.

Add the shredded carrots and fry for 2 mins.
Mix the cup of milk and allow the carrots to cook in milk, give it a stir every 2 mins.
Now you can add sugar  and cardamom powder. Cook till all the milk gets absorbed
Finally add ghee and simmer for 2-3 minutes
Remove the gajjar halwa from heat and arrange in a serving dish.
Garnish with almonds and pistachios. Serve cold, hot or at room temperature

PS If you like the smell of cardamom,you can add slightly crushed cardamom too.