Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Carrot halwa/ Gajar ka halwa (Serves 4)

Carrot halwa /Gajar ka halwa
Carrot halwa is one of the most popular north indian desserts and is specially prepared during festivals. As you all know festival season is fast approaching with Dasara and diwali almost on our doorsteps, we made this delicious, yet simple carrot halwa to celebrate the same. This recipe is the fruitful end result of numerous trials and errors and the consistency for this halwa depends purely on one’s choice. We like it more on its dry form. So why wait friends, put on your aprons to make some delicious, flavorful carrot halwa ….
Carrots 1 lb, grated
Sugar   ½ lb
Ghee 3 TBSP
Milk ¼ cup
Raisins 2 tsp
Cashew nuts 2 tsp
Carrot halwa /Gajar ka halwa
Preparation
Heat ghee in an open pan at medium heat. Next throw in raisins and cashew nuts. Roast these until golden brown in color. Drain it to a paper towel. Next add in the grated carrot. Stir this continuously at medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the raw smell goes off completely. The carrots should possess a nice dry texture.
In another pan, add sugar along with 2-3 tsp water. Allow the sugar to melt completely, and then add the roasted carrot mixture. Mix well and add milk little by little stirring continuously. Cook this for another 5-10 minutes. Switch off flame when the desired consistency is attained. Garnish with roasted cashew nuts and raisins.
You can refrigerate the carrot halwa once it cools down.
Carrot halwa /Gajar ka halwa
Cheers!!!!!
Chitra

43 comments :

  1. wow adipoli ayittundu vayil ninnum vellam varunnu

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  2. Hi,

    Wow...finger licking good...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  3. Carrot Halwa looks extremely tempting ....... love the bright orange color.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  4. This carrot halwa is chasing me continuously in many blogs in the past weeks, looks very tempting.

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  5. My all time fav...i add condensed milk......the pic is gr8..love it...i think i am already drooling like a dog

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  6. My all time fav too.. wish to have some with ice cream,,i am so much tempted.

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  7. So delicious...mouth watering here...perfectly done :)

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  8. kidilam... ethu ethra kittiyalum mathi avilla..

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  9. carrot halwa looks yummy...looks pefect,..

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  10. Adipoli carrot halwa. Kandittu kothivarunu.

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  11. Suji gorgeous carrot halwa,looks so perfect,my mouth is watering,have a great day...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  12. looks beautiful and very very tempting....

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  13. Beautiful click..my favourite..looks yum.

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  14. carrot halwa looks superb delicious dear ...i am crazy for carrot halwa n ur beautiful clicks makes me tempt

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  15. Adipoli ayitundu..enikkum dry aa istham..looks perfect and super delicious.

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  16. Droolworthy and terribly irresistible carrot halwa..

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  17. ohhh you got great color i usually love warm halwa with cold ice cream slurp!

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  18. OMG..what a pics? drooing drooling drooling...so sweet..feel like grabbing that bowl ..;)

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  19. Oh!yummy!what a color man.last Diwaliku undakiyatha :).Enikithu kazhikunnathinekalum undakananu eshtam.)Great pics!

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  20. Looks great Suji.... I ve nver tried this.. But i know that you need lots of patience for this...

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  21. An all time fav...can anyone ever say no to gajar ka halwa....awesome clicks :)

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  22. lovely halwa.....nice color and presentation......dry version is superb....

    btw.....a surprise is coming up....

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  23. Lovely clicks and one of my fave sweets.

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  24. warm carrot halwa with vanilla ice cream is an absolute fav of mine..im really drooling

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  25. looks delicious ...love the color ..yummy

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  26. Just lovely...looks super yummmmmmm

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  27. sweet yummy carrot halwa..my son loves it..

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  28. ayyo!!! adipoli kto...nalla perfect color..ichira venamayirunnu

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  29. adipoli ..never get tired of this dessert...

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  30. Yummy looking halwa...very delicious n tempting...love d rocking color..

    Tasty Appetite

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  31. Love this recipe - I like it that this does not use khoa and is made with simple ingredients. Looks great!

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  32. nalla asssalayitundtou....just gonna grab little from the click, tempting halwa.

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  33. This looks awesome...U guys rock...Cheers and hugs ...Ann

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  34. Absolutely tempting and awesome halwa. Love the color.1st time here and Happy to follow you.

    Aaha Oho

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  35. Perfect and delicious carrot halwa!! Njan cooking thudangiya kalam muthal expt cheyyanamenne vicharicha sweet annu, ethe vare nadannittilla..Ethu kandittu eppol thanne try cheyyan thonnunnundu..

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  36. Awesome.....
    MM.. carrot halwa is lip smacking.

    loved ur recipe index.. I need to update mine sooon....

    Do visit my space whn time permits.

    Cheers
    Sandhya
    Sandhya's Kitchen

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  37. Carrot halwa looks yum! It's one of my fav desserts :)

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  38. wow, looks so yummy and perfect for the festivities!

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