Carrot Halwa / Gajar Ka halwa
When winter is here we always are blessed with natures best carrots. I love to make carrot halwa from the fresh produce of carrots thats available. Its simple and quick method. The traditional recipes of carrot halwa requires cooking the shredded carrots in whole milk until everything is reduced to halwa consistency and then adding sugar. This usually take hours and also i think it is not very energy efficient. So i would like to share my quick version of carrot halwa that can be done under 30 minutes on a pan. Now lets see how to make the recipe.
- 3 cups Grated carrot
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 3-4 tbsp Condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp Cardamon powder
- 3 tbsp chopped nuts almonds and pistachios
- 5 tbsp ghee
- salt a pinch
- 1/2 cup water
- Wash, Peel and grate the carrots to the required quantity
- Take a heavy bottom pot, heat it to medium to low flame and add half of the ghee quantity mentioned in the ingredients to it.
- Once ghee melts, add in the grated carrots and mix it well in the ghee and add the salt and saute for few minutes. Next add the water and cover and cook until the carrot is cooked and turns soft. Remember to not let it go brown we still want the bright orange colour.
- Next Add in the milk and mix well. Cook until all the milk is absorbed by the carrot and turns slightly thick. Be careful not to burn it in between so keep stirring n between. This may take about 15 - 20 minutes.
- Once all the milk is absorbed, add in the sugar, cardamom powder, condensed milk and mix it all well. Continue to cook for 5 mins until all the sugar is melted and mixed well.
- Add the chopped nuts, and finally add the remaining ghee and mix well until the halwa come rolling out of the pot without sticking to the bottom.
- Transfer to your dessert bowl. This halwa can be eaten hot or cold. Eating it slightly warm with a scoop of ice cream is my favorite way to eat it.
You can alternatively use beetroot here