Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
1 hr

19th Feb 2002, a day I will cherish forever. A day that brought immense joy in my life. A day I was waiting for for so many months. I received from www.poetry.com, an anthology "Across the abyss" that contains 301 pages of delightful poetry written by amateur poets, mine was a part of it! I celebrated this day by serving this halwa to my parents and brother. They loved it, it's a rich sweet very popular in winter months and served at very special occasions! Try it, you will love it, GUARANTEED!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 34 cup ghee, melted
  • 1 kg carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 12 cans evaporated milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 100 g khoya
  • 15 almonds, soaked in hot water,peeled and slivered
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 pinch saffron, soaked in the water
  • 12 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • edible silver foil, for garnishing (optional)

Directions

  1. Grate khoya and keep aside.
  2. Combine carrots and milk in a large heavy based pan.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat and cook the carrots, stirring constantly, until all the milk dries up.
  5. Pour ghee into the carrots.
  6. Add khoya.
  7. Saute for a few minutes.
  8. Add sugar.
  9. Continue to cook and stir the carrot mixture till it dries.
  10. Remove from heat when still moist.
  11. Stir in the saffron, cardamom powder and almonds, reserving a few for garnish along with silver foil.
  12. Reheat carrot halwa just before serving with a little milk.
  13. If not serving immediately, refrigerate carrot halwa and re-heat and serve when desired.
  14. Handy hint: If u dont have khoya, use 1 cup whole milk powder mixed with 1 tsp ghee and 1-2 tbsp water to get a dough like consistency.
  15. This makes 100gms of khoya.
Most Helpful

2 5

it was ok,and i dint have khoya and i tried making it with milk powder,and i think tht undid the dish

5 5

I Always have it when i come home its just my familys cultural recipe!!! its great

4 5

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