Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Carrot Halwa | Gajar Ka Halwa


Here we are on the last day of the blogging marathon. I have been blogging under the theme “Winter Specials”. It was another fun experience. Thought of finishing off the marathon with a sweet note. So here is a classic winter special recipe: Gajar Ka Halwa.
This is a dish which my mom used to make every winter, especially when the Delhi Carrots start arriving in the markets. I too am following her footsteps and make this dish almost 3 to 4 times during these winter months. There are many variations to this simple recipe. Some people use the pressure cooker to cook the carrots, some make use of condensed milk for sweetening and a few others add khoya/khoa to give that extra richness. Here is my way of making this classic Indian dessert:




Makes 5 to 6 servings

What you’ll need

1. Grated Carrots – 5 Cups
2. Milk – 3 Cups
3. Sugar – 1 Cup to 1 ¼ cup
4. Cardamom – 4 to 5 crushed and powdered
5. Cashew Nuts – 6 to 7 broken
6. Raisins – 10 to 12
7. Ghee/Clarified Butter – 3 to 4 tbsp

Method

1. Heat a Kadai with 2 tbsp of ghee.
2. Add the grated carrots and sauté for a few minutes, on medium flame.
3. Now add the milk and allow to cook on medium flame, stirring once in a while till all the milk evaporates.
4. Keep stirring continuously once the milk has almost reduced else the carrots may stick to the bottom and burn.
5. Now add sugar and mix well. The carrot milk mixture will become liquid again.
6. Keep stirring continuously till the mixture starts thickening, add another tbsp of ghee and mix well.
7. Once the mixture is dry and starts leaving the sides, remove from flame.
8. Heat a small frying pan with a tbsp of ghee, fry cashews and raisins and add to the halwa.

That’s it tasty and yummy Gajar Ka Halwa is ready.


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38 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

perfect way to make authentic Delhi style gajjar ka halwa..lovely !!

Now Serving said...

Super duper Halwa! my son would love that bowl :)

sangee vijay said...

Excellent carrot halwa n loved your healthy way....looks so delicious!!!
Why u specially make these during winter?? due to abundance of carrots or ??

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious healthy dessert

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious :)

Prathima Rao said...

Such a tasty halwa....
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The Pumpkin Farm said...

nice halwa, lovely recipe

Rani acharyulu said...

Hi Kaveri....nice to see new looks in your blog,yummy delicious halwa looks tempting in wonderful crystal bowls!!

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious and a beautiful presentation:-)

sesh said...

What a lovely presentation. Am sure this would be tasty till the finger licking tasty too. great going indeed. Now for some more palakkad chamayal.

faseela said...

super halwa...lovely presentation....

Archana said...

I am dropping by for this yummy treat.

Suja said...

Delicious halwa,looks divine

Aarthi said...

i love this

Srivalli said...

Lovely colour..another version of carrot halwa!

Priya said...

Irresistible halwa,i can die for it,serve me anytime..

Ganga Sreekanth said...

my fav.....lovely recipe

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious halwa looks gorgeous,luv the color and the presentation is awesome.

Sobha Shyam said...

who can resist this lovely halwa..looks yum..

julie said...

Yummy yum halwa!!lovely tempting ones..
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divya said...

Slurp,salivating here, irresistible halwa.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks fantastic, love the color and clicks.

Swathi said...

Gajar ka halwa looks delicious and nice color. Yes my header is new.

Prathibha said...

very delicious halwa...looks yumm..

Vardhini said...

Halwa looks tempting and yummy.

Tina said...

delicious and colourful halwa...

Chandrani said...

My fav dessert.Corrot halwa looks superb.

Biny Anoop said...

well presented and i love this halwa...

PJ said...

Looks delicious...

Suma Gandlur said...

Very yummy desert.

Ambreen said...

wow...yummy & delicious.

Cool Lassie said...

Very tempting carrot halwa. Everyone's weakness, I suppose!

SouthIndianHome said...

Halwa looks super delicious

veena krishnakumar said...

wow...looks awesome...love this dessert anytime!!!!

Archana said...

Delicious.

Hyma said...

Hi Kaveri, tried your halwa for blog hop! Turned out really yumm...so easy and quick to make. First time at ur space and absolutely love it here...happy to follow you. Do visit me and join me in my journey as well:-)!

Ruchi Indu said...

Hello Kaveri,

I tried this recipe. Came out excellent. Thanks to you. Do visit my space - http://endekushini.blogspot.in/2013/01/ghajar-ka-halwa.html

Krish Lakshminarayanan said...

I made it today. Good step by step explanation

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