Monday, 3 April 2017

Carrot Halwa | How to make Gajar Halwa

Halwa Recipe, Alwa Recipe, Carrot sweet, Dessert

Carrot halwa or gajar halwa also known as gajrela is most famous dessert in India and pakistan. Its believed to be originated from Punjab though the name "Halwa" comes from "Arabic" which means "Sweet". This dish was experimented in Punjab Cuisine when the pretty looking orange carrots started trending in Mugal India through trade with Dutch. Before 17th century the carrots used to be of purple, red and yellow color, native to Afghanistan.

Gajar Halwa is a traditional north indian sweet prepared on many special occasion. This lip smacking sweet has many variations in different regions like adding rose water, khoya or combining with beetroot and papaya. We love this recipe and prepare it often, now it has become much more special as its 50th recipe of this site. 






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Carrot Halwa | Gajar Halwa

Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu |  Recipe Category: Dessert
Prep Time:  10 minutes    |  Cook time: 25 minutes     |  Serves: 4-5

TO GRIND

CARROT GRATED – 3 CUP
MILK – 2 ½ CUP
SUGAR – 3/4 - 1 CUP
SALT - A PINCH

TEMPERING

COOKING OIL/GHEE – 1 TBLSPN
CARDAMOM POWDER – ¼ TSPN
GHEE – 1 TBLSPN
NUTS - AS REQD


METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1. Wash, peel and grate the carrots. 
Halwa Recipe, Alwa Recipe, Carrot sweet, Dessert

2. Take a pan heat oil/ghee and add grated carrot

Halwa Recipe, Alwa Recipe, Carrot sweet, Dessert

3.Add a pinch of salt(Optional) and Saute it for 5-7 mins till it changes to pale color and then add milk 

Halwa Recipe, Alwa Recipe, Carrot sweet, Dessert

4.Stir well and allow the milk to boil




Halwa Recipe, Alwa Recipe, Carrot sweet, Dessert

5.Once it starts boiling stir it and allow the milk to reduce and make sure nothing sticks to the pan

Halwa Recipe, Alwa Recipe, Carrot sweet, Dessert

6.Once the milk has reduces add sugar and mix it well till all the water content is evaporated.

Halwa Recipe, Alwa Recipe, Carrot sweet, Dessert


7.Then add cardamom powder and ghee mix it well. Stir it for 3-4 mins and switch off the flame and serve it hot. It goes well with vanilla ice cream when served hot.

Halwa Recipe, Alwa Recipe, Carrot sweet, Dessert

Finally i would like to add my other sweet recipe collection along with this recipe,


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