Nutty Gajar Halwa


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Gajar halwa is a north indian sweet dish prepared from grated gajar (or carrots) cooked with sugar, ghee and spices like cardamom. A delicious dessert dish which can be served as a snack or after meal sweet! gajar ka halwa is a favorite dessert served i north india during winters garnished with chopped nuts.

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Nutty Gajar Halwa recipe - How to make Nutty Gajar Halwa

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1 kg carrot
1 1/2 ltrs milk
5 cups sugar
1/2 cup cashewnuts (kaju) paste
1/2 cup almonds (badam) paste
1/2 cup raisins (kismis)
  1. Peel and chop the carrots into small pieces.
  2. Place them in the pressure cooker along with the milk and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Cool and blend in a mixer to a coarse mixture.
  4. Add the almonds and cashew paste and cook on a slow flame.
  5. Add the sugar and cook till the sugar dissolves, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the raisins and mix well.
  7. Serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by fk1579 on 30 Aug 2011

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