Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gajar Ka Halwa - Indian Carrot Pudding

This is one of the easiest desserts to make if you have a food processor. Grating it is a little time-consuming but the results are so yummy that I did not mind doing it once in a while. But now that I have a blender which comes with a food processor attachment life is so much easier! 

Gajar Ka Halwa - Indian Carrot Pudding

What I needed:
  • 3 cups of grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbs sugar (this is how much I needed to reach my preferred level of sweetness, you can use more or less)
  • 3 cups of 2% milk (or whole milk)
  • 6-8 green cardamom pods
  • 2 tbs of oil or ghee
  • 10-12 raisins
  • Some slivered almonds for garnishing (optional)

    How I made it:

    • Added ghee to the pan and to it went the cardamoms, lightly crushed with a mortar and pestle.
    • Added the carrots that I had shredded in the food processor along with the sugar and stirred continuously till the sugar caramelized and the mixture turned a darker color.
    • Added the milk and raisins to the mixture and cooked, stirring continuously till all the liquid evaporated. 

    It tastes best when served warm.


    Kitchen Queen said...

    first time here, nice space. i was just like you in cooking. but i learned very fast. do visit my space and halwa is awesome.

    Cocoawind said...

    Thank you :) Would love to visit your space!

    nilanjana majumdar said...

    Well, I’m not gnawing on any carrots, but I am doing my best to lighten my diet a bit. I’m failing at it, but at least there have been a few trips to the gym, with that being said, I think this Gajar Halwa is a marvelous way to start 2013… can’t wait to give it a try!

    Progna Ghosh Sengupta said...

    Yummmm... Yummmm... Deliciaso....

    Cocoawind said...

    haha! I hope you did! :)

    Cocoawind said...

    Thank you all :)

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