Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Pudding (Indian Style )(Without Using Khoya and Condensed Milk )

Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Pudding (Indian Style )(Without Using Khoya and Condensed Milk )

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • carrots-yields approx .medium 2-2.5 cups

  • Ghee or clarified butter 5 cups

  • Green cardamom pods-take out the seeds and crushed 4 nos

  • Whole Milk 2 cups

  • Sugar(if required, add more ) 3/4 cups

  • Raisins 1/4 cups

  • Cashew nuts 10 nos

  • Saffron Threads 1 pinch

  • Pistachio and almonds , soaked, peeled and chopped 1/4 cups

Directions

  • 01

    Rinse and peel the carrots

  • 02

    Grate the carrots coarsely using a cheese grater

  • 03

    Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a heavy bottomed pan or non -stick

  • 04

    fry the raisins on low heat until they puff up

  • 05

    Remove and keep it aside

  • 06

    In the same pan, fry cashew nuts until golden brown

  • 07

    Remove from pan

  • 08

    Add 1 tablespoon ghee and fry the grated carrots on low flamen,stirring continuously for 3-4 minutes

  • 09

    Add the crushed cardamom seeds and stir for about 30 seconds

  • 10

    Add the grated carrots to the pan and fry for about 3 minutes

  • 11

    Add the milk and bring it up to the boil

  • 12

    When the milk will start boiling,simmer the gas,stirring constantly

  • 13

    When the milk has 3/4th reduced ,add sugar, cashew ,raisins, and saffron to the pan and stir

  • 14

    Stirring continuously , for until all the milk is evaporated and the halwa is thick and glossy

  • 15

    Remove it in a bowl and set it aside

  • 16

    Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachio and serve hot

  • 17

    If you prefer you can have it cold also

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