Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa
Carrot Halwa/Gajar ka halwa is the most popular and famous Indian dessert.Its also very simple and easy to make.Warm Carrot Halwa tastes good with a dollop of Vanilla ice cream.Usually you will have this combination in the wedding receptions.Its an all time favorite dessert of our family.
Shredded Carrots- 2 cups
Whole milk - 2 cups or Carnation evaporated milk- 1 can
Sugar- 1 cup
Ghee/ Unsalted butter- 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Cashews,Raisins,Almonds(to garnish)-1/4 cup
Roast the Cashews,Almonds,Raisins in ghee and keep it aside.
Take a heavy pan and fry the shredded carrots with the ghee till the water in the carrots disappear.(fry for about 10 mins over medium heat).This helps the halwa to have some texture and not turn mushy.
Now add Sugar and Milk and allow it to boil.Slowly the liquid dry's up and the halwa starts to leave the side of the pan.This is the indication that its done.Add Cardamoms and mix well.Garnish with dry fruits.