Carrot halwa | gajar halwa | quick & easy halwa | गाजर का हलवा |கேரட் அல்வா

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Carrot halwa is a delicious sweet prepared with grated carrot, milk and sugar. This is a quick and easy recipe of carrot halwa.

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Cooking time : less than 30 minutes

Serves : 3-5

Video recipe of carrot halwa:

Ingredients

1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

  • Ghee / घी / நெய்  – ¾ tbsp
  • Cashew nuts / काजू / முந்திரி பருப்பு  – 12   (chopped)
  • Raisins / dry grapes / किशमिश / உலர்ந்த திராட்சைகள்  – 25
  • Carrot (grated) / गाजर / கேரட்  –  1 ½ cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Sugar / चीनी / சர்க்கரை –  1/3 cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Water / पानी / தண்ணீர் – 50 ml + 20 ml
  • Condensed milk / गाढ़ा दूध – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder / इलायची पाउडर / ஏலக்காய் பொடி – ¼ tsp
  • Almonds / बादाम / பாதாம் – few (chopped)

 Method

  1. Roast the cashew nuts and raisins in ghee until the cashew nuts turns slightly brown at medium flame.
  2. Then, add grated carrot to it and sauté for 3 minutes at low flame (until raw smell goes off) (this step is done to retain the colour of the carrot).
  3. Add water (50 ml) to it and pressure cook with vent weight for 5 minutes at high flame.
  4. Dissolve sugar in water (20 ml) and then add the pressure cooked grated carrots to it. Mix it well.
  5. Let the carrot gets cooked in sugar syrup for 5 minutes (at medium flame – 80 % of the sugar syrup will get evaporated).
  6. Then, add the condensed milk and cardamom powder to it and mix it well.
  7. Cook until the desired consistency of halwa is reached (It will take 6-8 minutes at medium flame).
  8. Garnish with almonds (chopped) and serve hot/cold.

 

 

 

 

 

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