Carrot Halwa, Yummy Gajar Ka Halwa
This is an easy and simple recipe for carrot halwa or Gajar Ka Halwa as its called in Pakistan. Also a unique and beautiful way to present your halwa!
It saves a lot of time if you shred the carrots in a food processer. It takes some time to dry the milk up but its well worth it.
I ate so much of this growing up specially in the winter time. Whenever I make this deep orange Dessert It makes me nostalgic.
500 g carrots shredded
4 cups/ 1 liter whole milk
1/2 cup ghee or vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
chopped almonds or pistachios to decorate
cookie cutters for presentation idea (optional)
Shred the Carrots and add to milk
Boil the mixture and let it simmer till the milk dries up, stirring occasionally
This step can take over 30 mins
After the milk is almost dry and the cardamom, ghee and sugar and fry till it turns golden deep orange. It will come together and start separating from the fat.
To Decorate, flatten the halwa on a flat surface and cut out petal shapes with a cookie cutter or knife
arrange them on your platter and decorate with nuts and cardamom
Some helpful tips:
Once the milk starts to dry keep stirring so it does not get stuck to the pan or burn