5/12/10

Gajar Ka Halwa


This post, along with few others has been drafted quite some time ago hoping that I would be able to publish it while I was away for a vacation. Some how the vacation got so busy that I hardly had time to check my mails :)  

This is my recipe for the ultimate Gajar ka halwa. Its very rich , luxurious, delicious and gorgeous. Using a non stick kadai (or pan ) is a good idea so it cuts down the amount of ghee required.


















Ingredients:

3 C grated Carrots ,
1/2 C evaporated milk
1/4 C heavy cream
1/2 C whole milk
2 T condensed milk / milkmaid
3T ghee (solidified)
1 C sugar
1/2 t elaichi pdr
3 whole elaichis / cardamom (lightly crushed)
1/2" dalchini /cinnamon

1 T ghee
1/4 C cashews halves.

Method :

In a kadai (or pan) heat 3 tbsp. of ghee, add whole elaichis , cinnamon and grated carrots. Fry till the carrots start to change color or appear translucent. Add milk,cream and evaporated milk. Cook till the carrots are done i.e they are soft and well cooked. Now add sugar and condensed milk, mix well and cook for few mins, add the elaichi powder and cook covered  for few more minutes. 

Meanwhile , heat a tbsp of ghee and fry 1/4 C cashews till they slightly change their color or are slightly browned. You don't want golden or browned cashews for this one. You can also use raisins and almonds along with the cashews.  Now pour the halwa in this hot ghee, mix well and cook for a min.

Treat yourself to the ultimate gajar ka halwa n enjoy !


21 comments:

Asha said...

Lovely color, looks moist and yum!

Rachana Kothari said...

Gajar ka halwa.... yummm :)

Priya said...

Wat a droolworthy halwa, tempting!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Halwa looks splendid! Very colorful and mouthwatering!

divya said...

Wowwwwwwww it looks sooooooooooo tempting and nice color too.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Looks so delicious and beautiful click too...

Swathi said...

Gajar ka halwa looks really nice and yummy.

Fathima said...

wow... that looks so great... really moist and colorful...

Soma Pradhan said...

who doesnt like gajar ka halwa..the most cherrised Indian Dessert

notyet100 said...

yum this looks....feel lik makin this now

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi

Very colorful and tasty looking gajar halwa. Looks so tempting.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Anjum said...

wow..lovely colour..its worth ur effort..good job

Rahin said...

Hi girls , thanks for dropping by, appreciate your comments and feedback:)

Chef Jeena said...

Beautiful pictures Rahin. This looks a very tasty recipe, I love the ingredients you used - so yummy!

Sayali said...

Simply great pics...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

halwa looks like orange perls...heavenly...
first time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
ur comments/suggestions r highly appreciated..happy blogging...following u>>>>>>



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Rahin said...

Thanks Jeena and Sayali

Welcome to my blog Sanyukta, Thanks for dropping by, I would love to be on your list too.

Mallugirl said...

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Rahin said...

Thanks Shaheen for letting me know , I will chk it out

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

yummy n mouthwatering....simply superb...drooooling here...gorgeous color

Rahin said...

Thanks Sanyukta