Finally I could put the Saturday laziness aside and spend a productive day, checking out most of things I wanted to do since so many days and best of all, could prepare the mouth-watering Gajar ka Halwa (carrot pudding) for the first time in my life. This is the most special North Indian dessert cooked in winters so that one can pamper the taste buds with something really sweet and delicious and feel the warmth with hot served Gajar ka halwa. I was thinking of trying to cook the same since past few months, as it is mainly cooked in winters, but it takes a lot of time to prepare this pudding.
Although the recipe can be availed from any Indian cookery website, but here I am sharing how I made it:
- 1 kg carrots
- 1 litre full fat milk
- 2-3 tbsp pure ghee or unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cardamom powder
- Dry fruits to garnish
- Peel the carrots and wash them thoroughly.
- Then grate the carrots and heat the ghee in a thick bottomed pan.
- Add grated carrots to the pan and cook for around 5 minutes. Keep tossing.
- Simultaneously, let the milk simmer till the carrots get dried in the pan.
- Add the milk to the carrots and let it cook untill the milk gets dried. Also add cardamom powder when little milk is left in the pan.
- Then add sugar, it will release some water, let it dry and then turn off the flame.
- The Halwa is ready, now you can garnish it with dry fruits and serve hot.