You have prepared Makke di Roti te Sarson da Saag for the New Year Party at your place, but are lost about what to make for dessert. Well, what better than Gajar ka Halwa? Made with practically no hard work and yummier than anything on this planet, this North Indian favorite dessert is sheer bliss for the tastebuds. I make my Gajar ka Halwa in a cooking time of 15 minutes flat, without compromising a bit on the taste. Try this recipe and begin your New Year on a delightfully sweet note. Here’s the recipe:
5 large carrots
1 cup whole milk
100 grams khoya (grated) or 200 ml condensed milk
2 tablespoons ghee
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
10-12 whole cashew nuts
1 tablespoon raisins
150 grams sugar
Peel the carrots and steam them on high flame for 3 minutes. This will make grating the carrots easier. Grate the carrots and keep aside. Boil the milk and keep aside.
In a thick bottomed pan, heat 1 tablespoon ghee and add the grated carrots. Fry for 5 minutes. Pour in the hot milk and stir. Cook on high flame and keep stirring occasionally. Cook till the milk thickens. Now mix the cardamom powder, cashew nuts, raisins and stir. Add khoya/condensed milk and mix well. Mix in the sugar. Cook till the Halwa acquires a thick texture. At this point, add a tablespoon of ghee and stir well. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot.
Eat, drink and be merry! 🙂
PS: Sugar interferes with the cooking process. So make it a point to add sugar after the carrots are well cooked.