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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gajar Ka Halwa






Gajar ka Halwa is a sweet dessert pudding prepared from grated carrot , milk, sugar and ghee. This is a famous dessert which is  favourite all over Northern India. During the festival like Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan gajar ka halwa is prepared and served. In 300 grams of gajar halwa there are 268 calories which can be split into 76 Calories fat, 180 Calories carbohydrates and 16 Calories protein. Now a days in restaurants you can find gajar ka halwa being served along with a scoop of ice cream. For me it tastes heavenly specially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. In this post you can find traditional recipe of gajar ka halwa. You can also add khoya while preparing halwa to get different taste.

Preparation Time : 15 min
Cooking Time       : 25 min
Serves                   : 5-6

Ingredients ::

English Name For Ingredients
Hindi Names For Ingredients
Quantity
Carrots
गाजर
400 gm
Sugar
चीनी
1 Cup or as per taste
Milk
दूध
1 1/2 Cup
Ghee
घी
3 tbsp
Cardamom Powder
इलायची पाउडर
1/2 tbsp
Dry Fruit Mixture (Raisins, Almond, Cashew Nuts)
सूखी फलों के मिश्रण (किशमिश, बादाम, काजू)
2 tbsp


Preparation ::













  1. Grate the carrots and cook using milk until they  are soft. If you would like to make it faster then cook in cooker taking two whistles. You can also cook in a skillet but it will take few extra minutes of your time.
  2. Keep sautéing to reduce the milk and the flame of the stove should be in medium. When milk start reducing add sugar as per your taste.
  3. After adding sugar the liquid content will increase again due to moisture of sugar therefore you need to keep sautéing between every minute to drain the liquid and to make thick.
  4. Cook until all milk is absorbed. Add ghee and dry fruit mixture and mix well. Let it be in heat for few more minutes.
  5. Add cardamom powder , saute and turn off the flame. You can serve this halwa warm. Some people also like to eat chilled carrot halwa. This dessert also goes good with a scoop of ice cream.

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