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Deconstructed gajar halva representing carrot lava cake with carrot caramel sauce:

Deconstructed gajar halva representing carrot lava cake with carrot caramel sauce:

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 40

Cook Time : 60

Total Time : 100

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • For gajar halwa(1): grated Carrots 3 cups

  • Cardamom 3 tbsp

  • Castor sugar 1/2 cups

  • Almonds 15 nos

  • Cashew nuts 10 nos

  • Butter/fresh ghee 1/2 cups

  • Fresh milk(as per the consistency) 1 cups

  • Rose essence 2 drop

  • vanilla essence 2 drop

  • Carrots(grated) 2 cups

Directions

  • 01

    In a heavy bottomed pan add ghee and then add grated carrots, castor sugar and cardamom

  • 02

    Sauté the mixture well

  • 03

    Once the carrots are roasted enough add fresh thick milk.

  • 04

    Bring the mixture to a nice boil and simmer it for about 5 minutes.

  • 05

    Stir the mixture continuously for about 10 minutes till it's half reduced (get thickened)

  • 06

    For carrots caramel sauce:

  • 07

    In small bowl add in the chopped carrots and leave it with cold water for about 10 to 15 min.

  • 08

    Then in large sauce pan roast the carrots with castor sugar for a nice natural colour.

  • 09

    In a blender add in the chopped carrots and blend it to a fine pate

  • 10

    In a pre-heated bottomed pan add butter and then add blended paste and sauté it.

  • 11

    Mix the mixture till it combine well.

  • 12

    Add in few drops of vanilla essence/rose essence to a flavour kick.

  • 13

    Mix the mixture well enough till it forms a thick sauce or reduced.

  • 14

    For carrot lava cake:

  • 15

    In a large bowl add in the crumbled mixture of Oreo biscuits, ginger biscuits, and some ordinary light biscuits for making firm dough.

  • 16

    Add in a fresh thick milk and vanilla essence and combine well.

  • 17

    Add in a fresh thick milk and vanilla essence and combine well.

  • 18

    Add in roasted almond and cashew and mix well and set the mixture aside for about 10 min.

  • 19

    Using a desired mould, place the biscuit mixture on to the moulds elegantly.

  • 20

    Place some desired heavy shaped vessels upon it and leave it to set in to the refrigerator.

  • 21

    Refrigerate the mixture for about an hour till it sets well.

  • 22

    De mould the carrot cake and set aside.

  • 23

    For makeover:

  • 24

    Take a flat black coloured plate (depends on choice)

  • 25

    De mould the gajar halwa cake from the mould and place gently on to the garnishing plate.

  • 26

    Now apply the carrot caramel sauce as per desire (plating art) (give a touch of heat to carrot caramel sauce if it is too thick in consistency, so that it would be easier to plate up)

  • 27

    Now dust some icing sugar or powdered castor sugar on to the cake.

  • 28

    Place the square shaped chopped caramel carrots in a garnishing way.

  • 29

    Place the edible flowers made of sugar and colour essence.

  • 30

    Now the deconstructed gajar halwa representing carrot lava cake with carrot caramel sauce is ready to serve.served hot.

  • 31

    This carrot lava cake is essentially eaten chilled. It can also be served warm

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