Wednesday, June 16, 2010

GAJAR KA HALWA (VERY POPULAR INDIAN DESSERT MADE WITH CARROT)

Very common and popular Indian dessert is carrot halwa. It is very tasty, rich and popular north Indian dessert which is made in whole India. Now a day it has become very common in every weddings and hotel buffet. You get carrot in any season so you can enjoy the dish whenever you want but I love to prepare this recipe with Delhi carrot (Red carrot).I feel the recipes is really gives tremendous taste with Delhi carrot.

I keep preparing this dish very regularly and with different methods. The traditionally carrot halwa is prepared with mava (Khoya), ghee, sugar, milk and dry fruits. If you are thinking to cut down calorie of your carrot halwa then you need to put very less effort and you can prepare very good halwa. See tips inside my recipe.

Carrot (Gajar) Halwa


Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hrs 10 minutes (Approximately)

Serving: 8 persons

Seasonal Carrot or orange carrot-700 grams (Grated carrot 4 cups)

Milk-5 cups

Khoya (Mava)-100 grams can be replaced with 200 grams condensed milk

Sugar-1 ½ cups

Ghee-4 tabs

Dry fruits-1/4 cup (Cashew nut, raisins, pista, almond etc.)

Cardamom Powder-1 tsp

Method

• Wash carrots properly and then peel them off.

• Grate the carrots.

• Take a wide mouth pan and put 5 cups of milk in that.

• Bring it to boil.

• Once milk starts getting boil put the grated carrot in this.

• Cook this till milk evaporate completely and carrot cooked well.

• Add sugar and khoya or condensed milk in this.

• Mix well and cook till halwa gets thicken.

• Then keep 1 tsp ghee aside and add the remain ghee into halwa.

• Add cardamom powder in this.

• Cook this till ghee gets separated from halwa.

• Take it off from flame.

• Now take another pan and put 1 tsp ghee in this.

• Then slightly Fry all dry fruits and add to halwa.

TIPS

• If you are using condensed milk then use less sugar or u can say ¾ cup of sugar, since condensed milk has sugar in it.

• If you want to reduce calorie count in this then prepare with skim milk and add sugar free instead of sugar.Dont put condensed milk in this kind of preparation. Cook carrot completely in milk then add sugar free and 1 tabs ghee. Then add cardamom powder.

• Some people don’t like cardamom smell in halwa in that case you can add little saffron in to halwa.

• Never add sugar into halwa before carrots are cooked properly.

23 comments:

PranisKitchen said...

really deliciosu one

Kiran said...

Subhashini
Gajar ka halwa looks very colorful and delicious.Thank you for sharing.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love this subashini and it has been forever since I made it. You are tempting me with this now :)

Priti said...

WOW....yummy ...u know its pouring here ..would b so nice to have the halwa...yummy yum

Jay said...

Hy Dear,
Am a great fan of carrot halwa. YOur version sounds yummy n delicious. Bookmarked it.
You are most welcome to my space.

Nisha said...

All time fav :)

Priya said...

Halwa makes me drool,my favourite!

Uma said...

Hey Subhashini, explained it very well. I dont use Khoya.. I'll ur mouth watering version soon :)

liked the oriya saaga too.. new for me!

Rachana Kothari said...

Gajar ka halwa looks so delicious!

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply delicious..

divya said...

Gajar ka halwa looks very colorful and delicious.Thank you for sharing.

Umm Mymoonah said...

So tempting gaajar ka halwa, happy to follow you:-)

Suja Sugathan said...

Colorful and delicious..halwa looks yum:)

TREAT AND TRICK said...

This is so yummy dear, thanks for the tips too...

Soma Pradhan said...

Delicious halwa...nice recipe

sowmya's creative saga said...

my favourite desssert..looks awesome..

Swathi said...

Old world bollywood famous halwa. Looks really nice.

SE said...

very colorful..it's been a while i made this..thnx

Padhu said...

Carrot halwa looks colorful and yummy!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Subhashini,

Oops I think I missed your last few posts...
Gajar ka halwa looks delicious. I too prefer Red carrots. Following you dear so that I don't miss any more yummy recipes...

Deepa
http://www.spoonsnforks.com/

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love the gajar halwa!

Sushma Mallya said...

One of my fav too, love to have this with vanilla icecream..will be so yum...

RV said...

Looks YUMM. I agree Gajar ka halwa has become commercial and a standard dessert in the restaurant. I have visited many Indian restaurants in U.S and I don't even remember 1 who is not serving GKH.