This should have ideally been a winter recipe. Gajar ka Halwa is mostly prepared and relished warm in the cold cold season. But we all have a sweet tooth at home. Therefore, do I need to even tell you that any kind of sweet is welcome, at anytime.
I won’t say I make it often at home. But whenever I do, I do it the conventional way. The easier method would be to make it in a microwave. I have tasted that version as well. I am not complaining, but I somehow alway chose to stick to the old method which our grandmothers, mothers and aunts follow.
Also, the use of condensed milk to make Gajar ka Halwa is very common. And it tastes immensely delectable too.
- Carrots, 4 nos. grated
- Whole milk, 3 cups
- Ghee 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp.
- Sugar 1 cup
- Fresh cream 1/2 cup
- Green cardamom powder 1 tsp.
- Raisins, as much as you want
- Melon seeds (magaz) 1 tbsp.
- Melt the ghee in a non-stick pan. Add the grated carrots and mix well.
- Add the milk and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and put a cover. Cook for about 15 minutes or till the carrots are soft and tender. Keep stirring occasionally.
- Now add the sugar, fresh cream and green cardamom powder. Mix well. Cover and cook for another 15 minutes or till done.
- In another small pan, heat 1 tbsp. Add the raisins and melon seeds. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add these to the prepared halwa and mix well.
- Serve hot.