Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe । Carrot Halwa
You have relished your favorite Gajar Halwa during winters, what if you crave for Gajar Halwa after winters. Here is an easy recipe to do it.
Ingredients For Gajar ka Halwa Recipe
- Grated Carrots - 1.5 kg
- Mawa - 250 gms
- Sugar - 300 gms
- Milk - 1 cup
- Ghee - 4 tbsp
- Cashews - 15 to 20
- Almonds - 15 to 20
- Green Cardamom - 6
How to make Carrot Halwa
Add ghee to the wok, turn on flame let it melt. As ghee melts, pour the grated carrot in ghee. Roast on medium flame, for 1 to 2 minutes while mixing. Cover and cook the carrot on low medium flame for 5 minutes.
Cut the dry fruits, Take 15 to 20 cashews,cut them into 5 to 6 pieces,some in 2, take 15 to 20 Almonds, cut into 4 to 5 longer slices.Take 6 small cardamoms, make green cardamom into coarse powder.
After 5 minutes, stir the carrots. Cover and cook it again on medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes. Carrot is juicy and sugar has dissolved. Carrot is cooked for 15 minutes, stirred at regular intervals.
After 15 minutes, add sugar to it. Cover and cook it for 3 to 4 minutes minutes on low flame.Check halwa. Cook carrot open until its juices reduce. Increase flame. Check at regular intervals.
Meanwhile crumble and add mawa till ghee separates from it. Stir and cook it on low medium flame till it changes color and is aromatic. Turn off flame, roast mawa for a while.
Carrot is cooked and ready, its juice has reduced.
Add 1 cup milk to the rest of the halwa mix in the wok. Cook until it is dense. Stir at regular intervals. Halwa is cooked on high from 5 minutes.Add roasted mawa, dry fruits, add cardamom powder. Mix all ingredients, cook for 2 minutes.
Take out the halwa in a platter.Garnish halwa with dry fruits.You can keep and eat this halwa for 1 week.
To preserve carrot in sugar
Take any container which can be closed easily. Keep the carrot sugar cooked mix, let it cool, then keep in freezer. Use later anytime for upto 6 month.
To make Halwa from preserved carrots
Take out the halwa from the freezer. Bring it to to room temperature. Then take mawa, roast it, add preserved carrot, desired dry fruits and make yummy halwa. Cook for 5 minutes and it will be ready for serving.
- Use the reddish carrot for making the halwa available especially in winters.
- If the carrot turns out to be too soft, then the halwa doesn't taste that good.
- You can adjust the quantity of sugar as desired.
- Using milk is optional.
- We had roasted the mawa,you can also take it unroasted.
- Keep an eye to prevent halwa from browning.
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