Carrot Halwa or Gajar ka halwa is a very popular Indian dessert. This halwa is everyone’s favorite in my place. They love it hot directly from the stove top as it is or with vanilla ice-cream.
It is a south Indian style preparation, which we follow in our homes. i.e. Without khoya/milk solids and it is cooked in whole milk.
Now we will see my style of preparation,
Red Delhi carrot – 1 kg
Regular carrot – ½ kg
Milk – ½ litre
Sugar – ¾ to 1 cup (according to your taste)
Ghee – ¼ cup
Roasted Slivered almonds – 1 to2 tablespoon
Roasted cashew bits – 1 to 2 tablespoon
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp.
-Wash and peel the outer skin and grate the carrots.
-Take one thick bottomed pan, heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and fry grated carrots for 10 min, till it completely wilts.
-now add milk, cook until milk evaporates and carrot cooks.
-now add sugar (here we must check for required sweetness, we usually prefer a little less sweet), and mix nicely by adding the remaining ghee until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
-now garnish this with cardamom powder, roasted slivered almonds and 1 tablespoon ghee. Mix this nicely.
Serve hot as it is or with vanilla ice cream and enjoy your winter treat.