Thursday, June 20, 2013

GAJAR HALWA

Gajar Halwa[Gajar Ka Halwa] is a sweet dessert pudding associated mainly with the state of Punjab in India & Pakistan.It is made by placing grated carrot in a jar containing a specific amount of water, milk and sugar and then cooked, stirring regularly. It is often served with a garnish of almonds and pistachios.The nuts and other items used are first sauteed in ghee, a South Asian clarified butter.




INGREDIENTS:-

Carrots-2 cups
Milk-2 cups
Sugar-1.4 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
Ghee-2 tbsp
Handful of cashew nuts and raisins

METHOD:-

1-Clean, peel and grate the carrots.Keep them aside.
2-In sauce-pan boil the milk until it is reduce to half.Keep it aside.
3-In a pan heat 2 tsp ghee,add cashew nuts and raisins,fry for 30 seconds and keep aside.
4-In the same pan heat remaining ghee,add grated carrots and saute for 5 minutes.
5-Then add sugar and fry until all the water evaporates.
6-Then add milk and cook until the milk dries.It takes 8-10 minutes
7-Then add cardamom powder,fried cashew nuts and raisins,cook for another 3-4 to minutes
until the halwa starts to leave the side of frying pan.
8-Now gajar halwa is ready to eat.Serve hot or cold.



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