Gajar Halwa / Carrot Halwa

I am basically not a very sweet loving person.But ,this is holds a very respectable position in my To Eat Sweet List :-) . My mom has magic in her hands when she makes gajar ka halwa. I try to make like her and have succeeded to a great extent.I customized the traditional recipe of slow cooking a little to make it quickly using the microwave oven.Taste wise I did not make out any difference between the two methods,just that the Short Cut way gave me the Gajar Halwa quickly to please my Taste buds.
Sharing the same recipe with you all.


Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 20-25 mins
Serves : 2-3

Gajar Halwa / Carrot Pudding


 

Ingredients

250 gms carrot grated
1 cup milk
2 cups sugar
3tbsp ghee
cardamom powder

For Garnishing

cashews - 4/5 pieces
almonds - 4/5 pieces
raisins  - 3/4 pieces

Procedure

  • Peel and wash the carrots.
  • Grate them using a grater .Grate them just before you start making the halwa.
  • Take a microwave safe container,add the grated carrots,milk and cook in the oven for 15 mins.
  • After about  7-8 mins,take the container out of the oven,stir the mixture and place it back for the remaining time.
  • Once the carrots are cooked,add the ghee and sugar and place it again for another 10 mins.
  • Stir again, once after 5-6 mins and add the garnishing items and cardamom powder to the mixture and place it in the oven for balance time. 
  • The halwa starts leaving the sides of the container and you can see the ghee on top of the mixture. Yummy halwa is ready !!!
  • Serve hot or cold..Both taste yummy !

Note :
  • If the carrots are too juicy,squeeze out the juice with your hands before you put them for cooking.
  • In case you feel the carrots are not cooked in the first 15 mins,you can increase the time and check at intervals until the carrot is completely cooked. 

Serving Suggestions :

A scoop of vanilla ice cream with the halwa is an excellent combination.



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