Thursday, May 29, 2014

Carrot Halwa/ Gajar halwa

Its half term break again here and this time it’s a wet one. It has been raining pretty much all day since last few days. Our outdoor plans are all shattered and we are stuck at home. I am not complaining though as I am loving staying at home watching tele and doing activities with my little boy J All the empty  cereals boxes and tissue rolls have been put into good use making cardboard robot, house etc.

 Living in London has a great benefit when it comes to eating out options. There are many Indian restaurants and sweet shops here. It’s surprising that I never ate this from India and tasted it for the first time from an Indian restaurant here!! I loved it to core and after that first time I ate it lot of times from many restaurants and also from  friends place. The whole process of making this at home is a bit time consuming but I guess it’s totally worth it!

 Recipe source - vahrehvah
Carrots - 4 cup (grated)
Milk – 3 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
Crumbled paneer – 1 /2 cup (recipe for paneer here)
Ghee – 2 tbs
Sultanas – 1 tbs
Cashewnuts – 1 tbs

  • In a wide non- stick pan add 1 tbs ghee and add the grated carrots and milk and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour stirring occasionally until the milk has been absorbed and carrots are cooked and soft.
  • Add sugar and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder, crumbled paneer and cook for a minute or so and turn off the flame.
  • Finally in a small pan add 1 tbs of ghee and fry cashewnuts until brown and sultanas until they are plum. Pour this to the halwa and mix.
  • Serve hot or cold !


Julie said...

My favorite dessert too..I usually put the grated carrots in a cooker and cook for 1 whistle,then do the remaining in a pan..yummmy clicks,Vinee :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lipsmackingly mouthwatering and lovely looking carrot halwa.Lovely preparation.

Eliza Lincy said...

Colourful healthy halwa with wonderful fotos.

Razina Javed said...

Beautifully captured....

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Mmm...its been a rainy half term break here too..You are lucky to have so many Indian eating joints there..we really don't have too many options here..
The carrot halwa looks of my favorites

Shweta Agrawal said...

looks very nice...I wish we get red carrots in London...
where is the pic of robot?

Rafeeda AR said...

apart from the grating, I love making carrot halwa... grating is normally handled by Rasha, hehe... just like Julie said, I pressure cook the carrots first and then go on to cook it, saves some time... so yummy ur pics...