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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Easy Carrot Halwa/ Gajar Ka Halwa

       My friend brought me a big bowl of carrot halwa a few months back, i'm not a big fan of halwa, i've always felt it's tooo sweet and oily, and it's also a tedious job in the making....stirring and stirring till my hands fall apart :(  
     But my perspective in halwa's taste and it's preparation soon changed, after tasting her creamy halwa. It tasted so good....not very sweet and it was not dripping oil. She gave me the recipe too...easy to make and good to eat. Thanks Sasikala :)
Ingredients:
2 cups                      grated carrots
4 - 6 cups                 whole milk
1/2 cup                     sugar
3 tbs                         ghee/ melted butter
1 tbs                         oil
1/2 tsp                      cardomom powder
1/4 cup                     finely chopped nuts
1/2 cup                     mava/khoya or scraped paneer (optional)
Method
1.  Heat oil + 1tbs ghee in a pan and fry chopped nuts till crisp, remove it from the pan and keep it aside.
2.  Put scraped carrots in the same pan and fry it in the remaining oil in the pan, for few mins.
3. Add milk to the pan (carrots must be fully covered fully in milk), when milk starts to boil, lower the heat and let it cook till the mixture becomes dry.
4. Add sugar, ghee, nuts and mava/paneer stirring in between each addition. Garnish it with more chopped nuts and serve it warm :) 
     











24 comments:

Divya Shivaraman said...

My fav halwa....love the way you made

Mahi said...

Quick and yummy dessert!

Mahi said...

// Kesar Ka Halwa// you mean, "Gajar ka halwa"? Kesar means Saffron, Gajar means carrots! Hope its a typo! Just correct it and don't publish this comment! :)

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks Divya :)

Thanks Mahi, these hindi ( i hope it's hindi, love that language) names are still new to me, somehow it got mixed up :)

Harini M said...

Carrot halwa looks delicious and its my absolute favorite,thx for sharig

Mahi said...

//( i hope it's hindi, love that language) // yup! Its Hindi only! :)

Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

Yummy n delicious halwa

Rafeeda AR said...

my favorite halwa anytime... looks so yum...

nandoos Kitchen said...

This is my favourite. Looks yummy.

On-going event: Healthy breakfast

Beena.stephy said...

Yummy sweet

Priya Anandakumar said...

Lovely and delicious halwa...

Reni said...

Carrot Halwa looks amazing !

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks Mahi, love your blogs, you should start a hindi blog too :)

Thanks guys (Harini, Akilandeswari, Rafeeda, Nandoo, Beena, Priya and Reni) for visiting my blog and leave kind and encouraging words, it means a lot to me :)

Nithya Naveen said...

My favourite one.. Very tempting, quick and delicious dessert..

Radha Krishnakumar said...

Wow my favourite Sweet Neela :D

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks Nithya :)

Aysha Dileen said...

This is my favourite and thanks for sharing an easy recipe.

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks Radha :)

Suchismita Majumdar said...

Lovely halwa, love it during the winter :-)

megha singhal said...

i learnt this recipe from my mom and have always made carrot halwa like this:) never liked those greasy halwas in market. urs look awesome.
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Nilu A said...

Great recipe.. Your halwa looks soo perfect Neela.. this dessert is always a hit especially in winters :-)

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks Suchismita, Meha and Neelu for taking time to visit and comment :)

Nupur UK-Rasoi said...

Sheer torture !! I have to make it ASAP now :)

nicely done dear !:)O

Pinky Gupta said...

hi divya mam

gajar ka halwa is my favorite . thanks for share this recipe.