CARROT HALWA/ GAJAR KA HALWA

               Im back home in chennai for a month. My daughter seems extremely overjoyed running around the place and examining her old toys.... everything is the same. Only she has grown bigger!:)
What better way to celebrate.....than a gorgeous looking carrot halwa?? Best when served hot with some vanilla icecream.............Ahhhhhhhhhh..........Heaven!;)


INGREDIENTS:
4 cups carrots, grated
3 tbsps ghee
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
a pinch of cardamom powder
5 almonds, skin peeled and chopped
8 raisins
8 cashewnuts, halved


PROCESS:
  •  heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a non stick pan. fry the nuts till slightly browned. Add the raisin and then drain.
  • In the same pan, add the rest of the ghee and saute the grated carrots for a few minutes till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the milk and slow cook the carrots. This might take long. Cook, till the carrots have absorbed the milk.
  • Add the sugar and stir. The sugar wil give you a nice glaze. keep stirring so the bottoms dont catch.
  • Add the cardamom powder and stir till the mixture has come together.
  • garnish with fried nuts.

notes:
  • make sure you use a non stick pan. It really helps

19 comments:

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very tempting carrot halwa. Love to have this with vanilla icecream

Tina said...

Delicious...

Nandita Pai Shirali said...

aawww.. i jus love those carrot halwa balls :) cute way of serving them!! :) and... these are ur creation or mommy dearest's??!! ;) :P hehe...

PT said...

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Sharans Samayalarai said...

Tempting !! First time on your space... Happy to follow you :)


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Rashida shaikh said...

Halwa must be tasty and thanks for visiting my space. Though you told me following, I can't see you dear.
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Priya said...

Never get tired of this halwa,our family favourite.

Roshan said...

mouthwatering....

as said, ice creams makes the halwa a divine treat!

Hema said...

Mmm, Mmm, delicious, love this with the vanilla ice cream..

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy :D

Shailaja Reddy said...

Delicious & tempting.

Jay said...

wooow....looks sooo temptilng..;)
Tasty Appetite

Jagruti said...

Hmmmmmm...my fav. gajar halwa !! so tempting
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Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Love Vanilla icecream with carrot halwa, divine combination

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

What a lovely presentation, halwa balls looks so cute!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

Hi Farah... first time here, you are having such a lovely space here, glad to follow you dear... When u get time visit mine...
kajar ball looks so unique n yumm.....
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Perfect and delicious...

familycook said...

Love the pics and it is an all time favorite at my home:)

Nupur said...

ohh thats a household fav.. love the pics..


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