Come winters and making gajar ka halwa is almost a ritual in every home. And when you make this and eat it, you really need to forget counting about the calorie intake. As a kid, I remember my mom spending at least half a day getting the yummy halwa in place. Honestly, I do not have that kind of patience, so I use my own method of making the halwa. It is simple and easy.
Here is how I make it.
For people: Depends on the diet!
Cooking time : 1 hour
- Carrots – peeled and grated – 1 kg
- Milk – 250 ml
- Sugar – 300 gms
- Ghee – 3 tbsps
- Chopped dry fruits – 3 tbsp
- Full cream – 2 tbsps
- Condensed Milk – 100 gms
I dunked the grated carrots, milk and sugar in a heavy bottomed pan ( kadhai) and I let it cook till the milk was totally absorbed. I alternated between the high and low flame. This took about 30 minutes. I added about 100 gms of condensed milk and let it cook for about 10 minutes more. I then added the ghee and the full cream and let it cook till the ghee left the sides. I cooked it on a high flame stirring the halwa constantly for about 5 minutes. I let it cook on a low flame for 15 minutes stirring it occasionally so that the halwa did not burn.
You need to eat this piping hot to enjoy the taste! Garnish with the chopped dry fruits.
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