Gajar Ka Halwa

Probably the greatest thing to happen to carrots, you guys. This dish tastes best with red carrots but they’re somewhat hard to come by in Singapore, so I used regular orange carrots.

  1. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a heavy bottomed dish, and throw in 300 gms of grated carrot about 3 cups worth.
  2. Cook for 5 min on high, constantly stirring
  3. Add 1 cup of whole milk to the pot and bring it to a boil
  4. Add 2 powdered green cardamoms or 2 drops of cardamom extract and mix well.
  5. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for 10 min
  6. Open the pan and add 1 tbsp of condensed milk and 1 tbsp of sugar. Mix well. The sugar is optional – you decide how sweet you want to make this.
  7. Grate in, about 25 gm of Khoa / Mawa / concentrated milk to the pan. If you can’t get hold of Khoa, use a tablespoon of powdered milk, or just skip it altogether.
  8. Add a cup of chopped cashew nuts, chopped almonds and raisins
  9. Mix well to combine everything and cook your halwa down till most of the liquid has evaporated.
  10. Transfer to a dish, and garnish with slivered almonds and pistachios
  11. Serve warm. Eat with a small spoon to make it last longer.

Over and out! 🙂

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