Monday, February 22, 2016

Gajar ka Halwa - How to make carrot halwa with condensed milk

Carrot Halwa Recipe

Carrot Halwa is my favorite now that mittu is fond of it I am making it often.When I saw red carrots / Delhi carrots in season I quickly grabbed it to make this halwa.Adding condensed milk to carrot halwa gives a rich taste and elevates the taste to a new level :)

Other versions of Carrot Halwa:
Carrot Halwa
Carrot Halwa with Khoya

I made this carrot halwa today with my ultra pressure pan as I am trying to avoid nonstick pans lets see how it goes :)

Carrot Halwa Recipe

Carrot Halwa Recipe

Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Grated Carrot - 1 and 1/2 tightly packed
Condensed Milk - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/3 cup(Boiled and cooled)
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Ghee - 1/2 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped Nuts - 1 tbsp(I used pista)

Method:

  1. Wash carrots well, trim both the edges and peel off the skin.Grate it using a grater.
    How to make Gajar ka Halwa - Step1
  2. Measure and keep it ready.In a pan or pressure cooker, heat ghee and add grated carrots.Saute till raw smell leaves and it starts to shrink.
    How to make Gajar ka Halwa - Step2
  3. Add remaining 1/2 tbsp ghee and keep sauteing till it shrinks.,it may take atleast 5mins, do this in low flame.Add condensed milk.How to make Gajar ka Halwa - Step3
  4. Then add sugar and milk.Let it cook.
    How to make Gajar ka Halwa - Step4
  5. Once carrots become soft and cooked fully , keep the flame in low medium for the milk to reduce.It will nicely bubble and start reducing slowly,stir on and off.Keep scraping the sides.Keep stirring so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.How to make Gajar ka Halwa - Step4
  6. When it becomes dry with a slight sticky texture,add cardamom powder .Give a quick stir, let it cook for a minute then switch off.How to make Gajar ka Halwa - Step4
Serve hot / warm with nuts as garnish!
Carrot Halwa Recipe

My Notes:

  • Always saute carrots in ghee till raw smell completely leaves.
  • You can skip milk and make it entirely with condensed milk too.
  • I used homemade condensed milk.
  • I used raw nuts, you can add ghee fried cashews / badams too
  • Using a thick bottomed utensil is a must.
  • Cooking the entire process in low or low medium flame is advisable.
  • You can even add saffron strands and raisins in addition.
  • The halwa keeps well for 2-3 days if refrigerated, in room temperature only for a day.
Carrot Halwa Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

5 comments:

  1. Nice styling too..white n orange is an awesome combo

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  2. Yummy halwa, kudos to u, amazed at you on how u manage time cooking and blogging with the lil one. I hardly find time for myself as I have I 10 month old baby...

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