Added by Arunadevi | Sun 20 Jun 2010 @ 19:43
This is a very nice sweet, I am sure everyone will love it.
1.5 kilo Carrots
400 gram condensed milk
250 g saltless butter
300 g raisins
200 g almonds
1tsp cinnamon powder
1tsp cloves powder
2 drops cherry essence
Take a kilo and a half of biggish, red carrots and grate them after washing thoroughly.
Put the entire grated carrots in a pressure cooker and steam for two minutes.
Thereafter remove the lid of the pressure cooker. Keep the flame on so that the excess water is dried up.
Keep turning the grated carrots now and then to save them from getting burnt at the bottom of the cooker.
Pour some 200 gms of sweetened condensed milk and the butter over the carrots in the cooker, that remains on the flame.
The Gajar-ka-Halwa needs to be quasi-dry so one must continue with the cooking till the carrots, milk and ghee are sufficiently blended. Then turn off the flame.
Sprinkle a handful of grated cashewnuts and almonds, as also soaked raisins, over the Halwa.
This delicious gajar ka halwa can be served straighaway or cooled and kept in the refrigerator to be reheated and served as a dessert.
This method produces a Gajar-ka-Halwa, which is not heavy while retaining the goodness of carrots.
Hope you like it,