Gajar ka halwa is an Indian dessert also known as carrot halva, carrot gajrela, carrot pudding etc. There are different style and variation of making this pudding, can make this pudding in microwave but I like the traditional style of cooking. Its a pretty long procedure but nothing can beat the taste when you cook like this.
Lets see the ingredients:
1 Kg shredded carrot. ( Kadukas kiya hua gajar)
1 liter Milk
1 cup sugar (200 grams)
1 cup clarified Butter (ghee) (195 grams)
1 tea spoon cardamom powder
1/2 cup chopped almonds, cashew nuts, pistachio and raisins.
In a thick bottom pan add milk, shredded carrots and sugar.
Cook it on a high flame till the milk evaporates completely. It will take at-least 30 to 45 minutes on high flame. Keep stirring at an interval of 5 minutes, making sure that it should not stick at the base.
Once you see that the milk is completely absorbed add clarified butter (ghee) and cardamom powder and stir it on low flame for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Add some dry nuts of your choice and serve it warm.
There are different styles of serving it.
- serve it in a bowl like I have shown in the picture.
- Take a tray or a plate and grease it with some clarified butter and transfer all the halwa in that plate, make it flat and then add chopped nuts and cut into pieces.
Sugar can be adjusted as per the taste of the carrot. The carrots I used were not that sweet.
It can be stored in fridge for several days.
If you want you can use condense or evaporated milk but then adjust the sugar accordingly.
I like it warm with a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
Thank you for reading.