Tuesday, June 28

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Sweet)

Gajar ka halwa is a very popular Indian dessert made with carrots. Gajar ka Halwa is an unavoidable part of the menu. When served hot, the Gajar Ka Halwa tastes wonderful. It is simply the prefect sweet dish to be relished post dinner.
On my hubby's birthday i made his favorite gajar ka halwa. Usually i cook this halwa very often but never felt like taking picture, to remember my hubby's 2nd bithday after our marriage. I took a picture, this will always remind me of what i cooked on this special day... Even i made his favorite cake, food, and drinks too. As usual he love's the food what i cook.. :)

Ingredient's
Carrots -250 grams
Milk -3/4 cup (boiled)
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts -5-6
Raisins 6-8
Cardamom -3
Ghee -2 tbsp
Khova 100 grams

Cooking Method
Wash and grate the carrots. Soak the raisins in water for 30 minutes. Blanch and shred the nuts. Put the water to boil, when it starts boiling add the grated carrots. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Add the milk. Cook on a low flame for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Add sugar, mix well and cook till the sugar has dissolved and all the milk has been absorbed. Add ghee and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the slightly crushed cardamoms, raisins and khova. Mix well. Remove from heat and arrange in a serving dish. Garnish with almonds and pistachios. Serve cold, hot or at room temperature.

29 comments:

Prathibha said...

Love this classic halwa anytime..looks yumm

Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav anytime...looks super yum

Kalpana Sareesh said...

all time fav halwa..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Rumana
How are you?
Gajar Halwa is my all time favorite.
I like your recipe and will try when the Gajors are available cheap in winter.
I use 1 Kg grated gajor and 2.5 liter milk. It is heavy on gas bill, but worth it. In Delhi , I am doubtful about the quality of Mawa, not sure if I am buying more starch than milk concentrate. But in Blore , the quality of Mawa is good...by the way Blore is my 2nd home,,
Have anice day

Priya said...

Our family favourite always,beautiful clicks..

Laxmi said...

Lovely Pics.. My fav halwa..

purabi naha said...

This gajar ka halwa is just right. Lovely pictures...I am in love with your blog!

Sushma Mallya said...

My fav dessert looks delicious!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious Dessert,luks yum...Too gud presentation.

miri goes phishing! said...

hi rumana...thank u so much for dropping over at my blog....this carrot halwa looks sunny n' lovely....:)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow carrot halwa looks so nice and yummy !! awesome clicks and well preseneted !!

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious dear...
love ur presentation :)

Prathima Rao said...

This is an all time fav & classic sweet dish!!! Nice presentation sweets!!!
Prathima Rao
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Halwa looks simply heavenly. Wonderful preparation. Not to mention the pics are excellent.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suja said...

Looks divine,delicious and tempting halwa.

Nitha said...

delicious halwa..

Vimitha Anand said...

Love to have this yummylicious halwa anytime

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love your coasters and of course your halwa too :)

Sobha Shyam said...

very yummy n delicious halwa..

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kothiyavunu.com said...

who wouldn't want that..my all time fav..yummy looking gajar ka halwa!

divya said...

wow carrot halwa looks so nice and yummy !! awesome clicks

Reshmi Mahesh said...

My all time fav...excellent halwa and presentation...

Ambreen said...

This looks divine! An all time favorite dessert.

Plateful said...

Such a lovely color! This's one of my favorite Indian classic dessert.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Such a delicious looking halwa and lovely presentation :)

hemalata said...

So healthy and delicious halwa.Excellent presentation.

Chitra said...

nice halwa,lovely presentation...

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JishasKitchen said...

OMG...carrot halwa looks so tempting and colorful....I can finish that whole bowl in no time....yummyyy!!

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwww... Lovely and tempting recipe.. Looks absolutely amazing.. Thanks for the awesome recipe.. Love it :)
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