Gaajar Ka Halwa – The Winter Delight From North India
If you have been on a lookout for a dish that India simply adores and is an eternal kids favorite, few come close to the divine Gajar ka Halwa.
In the cold winter months, nothing could possibly be as much of a mood lifter as the Gajar ka Halwa.
Gajar ka Halwa
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 7 minutes
3 medium red carrots, grated
1/4 cup full fat milk
4 tbsp castor sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
A pinch saffron, mixed in a little milk
2 tsp cream
1 tsp ghee
Finely sliced almonds and pistachios
We now present before you Gaajar Ka Halwa, carrot pudding
Let’s check out the recipe.
First heat the pan and put clarified butter on the pan.
Let the clarified butter melt. Mix it well.
As soon as the clarified butter heats up or when it melts, add grated carrots to the same. Sauté the added grated carrots for 2-3 minutes.
Remember to keep the flame low.
Next we add in 1/4 cup of milk.
Preferably, use full fat milk so as to discover the excellent taste of the carrot pudding.
You’ll see that the milk you had added almost evaporates.
Now let’s add in sugar.
You may put in 4 tablespoons, but it’s really as per your preferences.
Turn down the flame and mix the sugar with the carrots.
You will find that the sugar melts.
Now add cream and mix well.
Add the kesar (saffron) mixed in milk to the carrots and mix well.
Next, add the cardamom powder to the carrots and mix well.
The smell of cardamom is very enticing.
Mix all these ingredients with the carrots.
Now serve the Carrot Pudding in the pudding bowl.
Garnish the pudding with finely sliced almonds and pistachios.
Put a cashew nut over the top.
The delicious carrot pudding is ready!
Here you go, Gajar ka Halwa in Less than 10 minutes!
Now did you know that carrot pudding could actually be great for your health?
It is an excellent remedy for the eyes – Carrots are loaded with vitamin A!
Then Gajar ka Halwa is an excellent source of fibers, and also vitamins C and K.
With milk, you find a fine source of calcium and proteins.
Ghee or clarified butter is an excellent laxative. Dry fruits that we garnish the Gajar ka Halwa with are rich in antioxidants.