Thursday, March 19, 2009

Gazar ka halwa (Carrot Pudding)

Gazar ka halwa is a famous North Indian dessert. It is popular during the winter days in North India. I made this dish after more than 10 years! Great recipes are never forgotten ;-)

Serves 4-6. No preparation required.

Ingredients:
1. 300gms carrot, shredded
2. 2 litre milk
3. 1 fist raisins (kishmish)
4. 5 tablespoons sugar
5. Few strands of saffron (kesar)

Instructions:
1. Boil milk in a huge vessel. Stir continuously until the milk boils to avoid it from burning or sticking.
2. Add the shredded carrot and stir continuously until the milk boils.
3. Keep cooking the carrot milk on medium flame and stir occasionally.
4. Add raisins, saffron.
5. When the milk has almost been absorbed by the carrot, add sugar

Garnish with blanched cashews and almonds.

Serve warm as dessert. I am told that carrot pudding is heaven together with vanilla ice cream or without. Try it and let me know what you think ;-)

11 comments:

Madhumathi said...

Carrot halwa is looking soo good and i feel like digging into it :)
Its a shocking that u didn't made it for more than 10 years!

Food Fanatic said...

LOL So true. I actually dont have a sweet tooth and that is probably why it took me so long. I had some guests coming for dinner and this was made in their honor (You know Athithi Devo Bhavah)
Thanks, Madhu. I think I need some pretty looking dishes to dress up my food!

Varunavi said...

Wow looks delicious and yummmmmmmmy

EC said...

Aah..everytime I see red carrots, I feel like buying them and making halwa..its among my fav desserts

Sia said...

i am born w/o sweet tooth but one thing that i can devour w/o complaining is gajar ka halwa and gulab jamuns. urs look so wonderful. can i have a bowl of hot halwa with vanilla ice cream plz :)

Trupti said...

gajar halwa..yum yum yum ...looks mouthwatering

A_and_N said...

One of the all time classics :) LOVE it :)

Happy cook said...

Wow these looks so yummy delicious.
Wish i had a bowl of those delicious halwa.

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, Varunavi.

Yes, EC, the carrots here are more organish. But when I saw big fat carrots at the grocery store, halwa is what struck me :)

Thanks Sia, you need to fly here for that ;)

Thanks, Trupti, A_and_N, and Happy cook.

Meenal Mehta said...

yummy ..one of my favorite desserts:)

Food Fanatic said...

Yes, Meenal. Gajar ka halwa is a classic :)

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