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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.





Total Time:

  • 50 mins



Ingredients:


  • 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)




METHOD:



  • 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

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