Carrot Halwa By paulachand
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Carrot halwa or Gajar ka 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! Carrot halwa or Gajar ka halwa is a favorite dessert served in North India during winters garnished with chopped nuts.
- Grate the carrots preferrably using a hand-held grater, if not use a blender.
- Soak this grated carrots in milk, make sure it is completely soaked.
- Cook the mix in a pressure cooker until you hear 2 whistles.
- Once the pressure dies down, make sure the carrots are well cooked, but not mashed.
- Now pour 2-3 spoons of ghee in a wide-mouthed vessel.
- Pour the cooked carrot/milk mix into the vessel.
- Add the sugar (about 1-1/2 cups).
- Let this mix boil.
- Stir constantly
- Once it has reached the required level of solidification, fry some raisins and cashews in ghee, in a separate vessel.
- Spread the halwa in a plate and decorate the raisins and cashews on the top.
This recipe was contributed by paulachand on 07 Nov 2002
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