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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Carrot Pudding (Gajar ka Halwa)



                                                                               
Hello my fellow Blogger Friends. I am glad to inform that I am back from my annual vacation. Let me celebrate my homecoming by sharing with you Gajar Ka Halwa ( Carrot Halwa) , my all time favourite dessert. Just to add , when my husband had gone to Calcutta on a business trip and asked me what would I like from there, first thing that I asked him is if Red coloured carrots were available. Thankfully , they were and here I am posting the recipe of Red carrot Halwa for which I waited till winter season.


Ingredients:
1 kg Carrot (red)
1 ltr Milk
250 gms Khoya
2 tbsp Ghee
300 gms Sugar / according to your taste
1 tsp Cardamom powder
1/2 cup Cashews and raisins
Saffron dipped in 2 tsp warm milk (optional)


Method:
Wash, peel and grate the carrots (I use manual grater). In a thick-bottomed vessel, add ghee. Roast the cashews and raisins and keep aside.
In another heavy-bottomed pan boil milk and reduce heat to medium. Stir continiously till the milk reduces to half. Now in that ghee pan, add grated carrots and keep stirring till it gets half cooked. By this time carrots will change it's color slightly. Add milk now and keep stirring occasionally on medium flame till milk is absorbed totally. Add sugar and stir till the ghee leaves the side of the pan. Now add khoya and stir for another few minutes. Just before removing it from the flame, add cardamom powder and mix well.
Serve hot with the roasted cashew, raisins and saffron.


User Comments & Tips:


  • Adjust the sugar according to your taste. 
  • This halwa can be stored upto 15-20 days in refrigerator. 

The shape has been created with the help of fish shaped die cast


       Got this fabulous award from Kurinji of Kurinji Kathambam and Soumya of Soumya's Kitchen. Thank you both of you for remembering me. Since I was out of station so couldn't post it earlier. I'm really honoured.



                                                                                                                                                                

43 comments:

  1. Lovely halwa and luv the fish shaped die

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  2. wow yummy halwa and the presntation also supebb

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  3. Hi Deepa,

    Welcome back...Beautiful halwa dear...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi deepa,


    Welcome back dear..awesome halwa...it looks amazing..

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  5. Welcome back dear,carrot halwa is tempting n yummy

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  6. eta to amar most fav
    winter dessert. darun baniecho ar khub cute presentation.
    between have tagges you last week. please check at my blog.

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  7. Would love to grab those cute molds. The halwa looks delicious.

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  8. wow! what a lovely presentation and the gajjar halwa looks so appetising and tempting.

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  9. Welcome back dear! Carrot Halwa looks awesome..

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  10. delicious halwa in winer special looking wonderfu in fish shape

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  11. Good to have you back! The halwa looks so cute and yummy!

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  12. Delicious halwa and a beautiful presentation.

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  13. Lovely halwa and superb presentation...
    Kurinji

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  14. Delicious halwa and awesome presentation Deepa.

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  15. Halwa looks so cute and delicious.. nice presentation !!

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  16. Deepa glad to see ur comment...hope u had a grt vacation....I am going back to india in feb...the halwa looks superb...loved the presentation....

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  17. welcome back! the presentation is very nice! lov the halwa anytime!

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  18. hey, love your fish die cast and wow on gajar halwa, perfect for this wintery weather :)

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  19. Hi dear,Welcome back..Halwa looks awesome,superb presentation.

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  20. Dear Deepa
    SO you are back after a great vacation!! I am going to Calcutta for 10 days. I like this recipe. It is my all time favorite. I used to make a very rich version with ghee flooding, boil 1 Kg in 3 kg of milk etc..It was so tiring that I started buying from Market...Now I will try your version. But getting good Khoya in Delhi is difficult..
    Let me see.
    Bhalo theko
    Ghosh kaku

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  21. Glad to see ur back Deepa, extremely tempting carrot halwa, especially i love that fish shape..soo cute..

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  22. Welcome back Deepa. Gajar ka halwa looks so yummy..loved the fish shape.

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  23. Glad to see you back Deepa..
    very very beautiful halwa... you make a cool dessert all the more appetizing by your fantastic presentation... !!

    US Masala

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  24. Hope u had a great time ... The halwa looks so yummy n i jus love ur presentation ... halwa fishes , really cute !!!

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  25. Deepa, khoob sundor hoyeche tomar halwa...with gajar available in plenty this is a perfect sweet dish. Nice presentation.

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  26. Glad to have u back Deepa!!! The halwas is too cute.. ;) Love the presentation as well as the texture..It is just how it should be..

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  27. welcome back deepa,nice and delicious pudding...

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  28. Welcome back Deepa :-)The presentation is so cute and yumm halwa

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  29. Delicious halwa. Beautiful presentation.

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  30. Welcome back Lady!!!
    Luv the halwa and the fish too!!!

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  31. I love carrot halwa too...making me drool..will make today ....

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  32. Welcome back...mouth watering, Lovely presentation....

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  33. U have turned the carrot halwa soo prettily!
    Happy hols with love and Merry Christmas too!

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  34. happy to see u back Deepa...
    Carrot halwa looks awesome...very cute presentation...

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  35. Wow I love carrot halwa..this looks so good and nice texture... Yummy!!

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  36. cute presentation! yummy halwa!

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  37. Delicious carrot halwa deepa..Nice Presentation.

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    Merry Christmas
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  39. merry christmas to u n your family..

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