Gajar ka halwa (Carrot Dessert) is a very delicious and popular dessert of India. Usually made in winters, I tried my hand on it before the season for carrots end.
Serving : 4 (one serving per head)
Carrots – 1kg
Pure ghee – 3 tablespoons
Green cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Sugar – 1 cup – 1.5 Cup ( as per sweetness required)
Milk – 500 ml + 1 cup water.
Nuts – as per choice.
Khoya/mawa, grated – 150gms.
Wash, Peel and grate the carrots.
Now take a heavy bottom pan/kadai and heat the ghee. Put in the grated carrots and fry them for about 5-6 mins. Add cardamom powder.
Add milk to it and let it simmer on low heat till the whole milk dries up. This should take around 20-25mins.You should stir the halwa occasionally to prevent any sticking.
Add sugar and again cook for another 6-10mins or so. Now add mawa/khoya and mix it in properly.
Add the nuts as per choice and taste.
Decorate the halwa with dry fruits or silver vark.