Hello everyone! Time to have something sweet… today's recipe is well known in Hindi films and I am sure everyone loves it. Gajar ka halwa….. ha its seasons of carrots so got this recipe soon after my earlier one with carrots. Plus it was my son’s birthday few days back so thought why not make this dish.
Lets begin cooking…
½ kg big carrots grated. (Preferably the red pink ones)
4 tbsp ghee
Half cup sugar
Half cup milk
2tbsp poppy seeds (khus khus –optional)
Few almonds cut
Little saffron strands
1tsp cardamom powder or 1 cardamom whole
( now these are all adjustable to your needs and your style of cooking)
Grate the carrots and keep them aside. In a deep pan put ghee, let it heat then put carrots and stir them for few mins till carrot sweet smell comes.
Next put milk and stir the carrots and let them cook for few mins. Here some people use mawa or khoya but I have never tried with it and used milk with equal results. I like carrots soft here so I have put more milk but if you want bit dry then reduce the quantity of milk.
Let the milk dry up leaving the carrots soft. Reduce flame and put sugar. Stir and as sugar also leaves some water so keep stirring till sugar dissolves. Take the halwa out of gas. Sprinkle saffron strands, cardamom powder, poppy seeds and almonds on top. Stir and serve hot or cold as you prefer.
Carrots after cooking reduce a lot so adjust your quantity accordingly.
Hope you enjoy this delicious yummy gajar ka halwa……