Carrot Halwa

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Carrot halwa, the traditional mithai made in microwve, reducing the time taken to cook but the authentic taste remains the same.

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1 1/2 cups grated carrot
1/3 cup milk
6 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp mava (khoya)
2 tbsp ghee
a pinch of cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 tbsp fresh cream

  1. Put the ghee in a bowl and microwave on high for about 15 seconds.
  2. Add the carrot and stir well. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes.
  3. Mix the milk, sugar and khoya and add to the carrot. Microwave on high for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring in-between after every 2 minutes 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the cardmom powder on top, dot with the fresh cream and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  5. Serve hot.

  1. Serve hot.

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 on 19 Dec 13 07:50 PM

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 on 10 Apr 12 08:17 PM

My favorite dessert when dining on Indian cusine. I was excited to find such a simple-to-prepare recipe here. The first batch was superb - just exactly like what I'm served at restaurants. I still had a large quantity of mava (and an uncertain shelf-life) so I used all that remained for a second try - expanding amounts of other ingredients correspondingly. The cooking time expansion I guessed at (four times the recommended lengths in the microwave - roughly equal to the multiplier for the ingredients) and it seemed to work all right. The big problem for me was grating all that carrot - it wore me out.
 on 10 Jan 14 11:03 AM

I did not expect the microwave recipe to over take the good old gas one...but I must say i am surprised! It looked reallly nice and reddish orange and the sweetness was perfect. not chewy either! Faster way of making gajar ka halwa!