Friday, January 20, 2012

Carrot Pudding (Gajjar Halwa) Recipe

Halwa is a sweet and delicious dessert of India. It is prepared in many different ways. Carrot Pudding is a popular Indian desert and it is prepared by using carrots and milk.


Growing up in India , I remember the times when my mom made this dessert and the sweet aroma from the cooked dessert filled the kitchen and other rooms. I have tried to create the same taste, so wanted to share the recipe. It is really easy and the result is rewarding ....hot halwa in cold season..makes a good combination.


Ingredients:
2 pound peeled and grated carrots.
1 cup milk
1/2 cup / 200 gm condensed milk
2 to 3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp clarified butter( ghee)
3 to 4 small cardamom powdered
50 gm cashews and raisins for garnish
1/4 cup almonds powdered
2 to 3 strands of saffron


Method:
1. Heat 1 tsp ghee in a kadai (wok). Add cashews, raisins saute for few seconds, remove and keep aside for garnish.
2. In the same wok, add 3 tbsp clarified butter, add in the grated carrots, stir for about 5 minutes.
3. Pour in the milk, further cook till the milk evaporates.Now add the condensed milk and sugar.Keep stirring well till the milk gets absorbed. Add almonds, cardamom powder & 2 to 3 strands of saffron.
4. Allow to cook for another about 10 minutes on high to medium heat, stirring  till all the liquid evaporates, and halwa turns nice deeper color. Garnish with nuts and serve hot.


You can also top it with cream and berries.


Carrot Halwa With Cream And Berries









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