Gajar ka halwa (Carrot Halwa) Recipe


Gajar ka halwa (Carrot Halwa) is a traditional Sub Continent dessert famous in Both Indian and Pakistan equally. It is made with carrots, milk, butter and sugar. There are many ways to making a Gajar ka Halwa but currently we are learning only one type of recipe. 

Some People fry the carrots first, and then add the milk. We are using different method of cooking the carrots in milk first until the liquid evaporates.

I doubled the following recipe as I was having guests over. With this recipe, you can get about 3 to 4 servings. It’s a very easy and tasty dessert to make and I prefer eating it warm, however, you can serve it at room temperature too. You will need a large saucepan and a wok to prepare the halwa.

I will later post more types of Gajar Halwa.

Ingredients:
Whole Milk – 5 cups
Grated Carrots – 8 ounces
Cardamom Powder – 1 TSPN
Butter – 6 TBSPN
Sugar – 1 ¾ cup
Raisins – 1/3rd cup

Instructions:
1. Heat the milk in a large saucepan on medium heat and add the milk,  cardamom powder and carrots.
2. Stir well and let cook on medium – low heat, stirring occasionally, until the milk evaporates and the carrots are soft – about 30 to 40 minutes.
3. Heat a wok, and add the carrots, butter, sugar and raisins and mix well.
4. Cook for another 15 – 20 minutes or until the butter begins to separate.
5. Serve warm or at room temperature with tea or a cold glass of milk.

Servings:
3 to 4 Person



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