Sunday, June 04, 2006

Carrot Halwa

I have watched a number of Hindi movies were the hero craves for maa ke hath se bana “gajar ka halwa”. It always looked tempting to me on the screen. I have never tasted it before, until recently cooked and served by a friend of mine here. She had made it very tasty, I learnt it from her and tried my hand on preparing it and fortunately turned out to be tasty…

Come winter and we get fresh veggies in Bhubaneswar, especially carrots. Now I have an extra reason to prepare gajar halwa.


  • 1 kg juicy orange carrots
  • 1 1/2 litre milk
  • 350 gm sugar
  • ½ tsp Cardamom powder
  • Saffron few flakes
  • Few drops orange colour (optional)
  • 2 tbsp ghee

To garnish

  • 1 tsp Cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp Raisins

Preparation Peel and grate carrots. Heat a pan and pour milk and let it boil. On boiling add grated carrot and cook it for 15 minutes in low flame. Once its starts thickening, stir it continuously so that they don’t form lumps.

Once all the milk is dissolved add sugar and cook it until the sugar melts and thickens. Now add ghee, cardamom and saffron.

Garnish with Cashew nuts and Raisins and serve hot.


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