9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Carrot Halwa / Gajar Ka Halwa

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Carrot Halwa / Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa is a very famous Indian desert made from carrots. It tastes best when served either warm or on room temperature. Generally Halwa has a lot of sugar and lot of ghee.. On the contrary, this one is quite less in sugar (you can reduce it even further) and very less in ghee.

Carrot (Grated) – 3 cups
Ghee – 2 tea spoon
Almonds –1 tea spoon (slices or small pieces)
Cashew – 5
Charoli - 5
Cardamom Powder – ½ tea spoon
Saffron – a pinch
Milk – 1 ¾ cup
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Nutmeg Powder – A pinch (grate the whole nutmeg a few times to a powder)

Grate the carrots and keep aside. Lightly dry roast the almonds and keep aside
Roast cashew until golden and set aside
Heat ghee in a pan and add the grated carrots and saut̩ it till the smell of carrot goes away Рabout 7 minutes.
Add the milk and stir until it comes to halwa consistency and leave the sides – this will take 9 – 14 minutes. Add sugar and keep stirring for another 2 – 3 minutes.
Once the sugar is well blended to the above, add cardamom, saffron, edible camphor, nutmeg and remove from heat
Spread to a plate and add garnish with almonds, cashew and charoli.
Now the carrot halwa is ready to be served.

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  1. Delicious looking carrot halwa..love with a scoop of ice cream..yum..

  2. Gajar halwa looks delicious...Mouthwatering dear.
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

  3. Wow one of my fav sweet. Looks delicious.

  4. Perfectly made halwa :) super inviting

  5. Cant take my eyes from ur click, carrot halwa is one of my weakness.

  6. wow.. delicious carrot halwa.. drool!


  7. U have used very less ghee. I'll try ur version :)

  8. Good one...perfect kfor the carrot season :)

  9. carrot halwa, served warm or cold is my fav of all times. I have tried making with low fat milk and less sugar and turned out pretty good! I allowed the carrot to cook with milk in low heat and omitted the ghee for healthier version!

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  11. Looks very delicious. Nice recipe.

  12. healthy and tasty halwa.great.....nice blog vth tasty recipes..
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  13. healthy and tasty halwa..great.....nice blog vth tasty recipes..
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  14. An all time fav.Love this with vanilla icecream.Good one Sowmya

  15. Looks so delicious and nice color..

  16. Such a classic dish. Looks delicious.

  17. That's everybody's favorite sweet right!..nice one..

  18. reminds me this is the time of the year when i have to make it again :)


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