Sunday, March 11, 2012

Carrot Halwa ( Gajar Ka Halwa )


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Carrot Halwa or Gajar ka Halwa is one of the most popular dessert during winter in Pakistan. It is made with grated carrots, sugar, khoya and nuts.

Carrot Halwa ( Gajar Ka Halwa )
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Ingredients :
  • 2 kg.  carrots
  • 250 to 300 gm.  sugar
  • 1/2 cup Ghee ( clarified butter ) or cooking oil
  • 250 gm. Khoya 
  • 4-5 green cardamoms ( crush the seeds )
  • 8 - 10 almonds and pistachio, sliced

Method:
  • Wash, peel and coarsely grate the carrots. 
  • In a pan, add carrots and sugar. Cook, covered, on medium heat until the carrots are tender and the water dries up.  
  • Now add ghee and cook, stirring continuously on high heat till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Turn off the heat, add khoya and ground cardamom.
  • Cover and leave it for 15 minutes, before mixing it well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a serving plate. Garnish with nuts, extra khoya and boiled egg slices; if desired.
  • Serve hot.
Note:
  • Khoya is basically dried milk used in many sweet dishes. You can replace it with dry milk powder. Take dry milk powder in a bowl. Add just enough milk to form a stiff dough. Crumble with your hands. Or wrap and freeze it for an hour, then grate it.


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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

50 comments :

  1. yummy n delicious luking halwa with attractive colour.....

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  2. This is my fav and your pics are making me drool to the max. Lovely, yummy and gorgeous. I am gonna make this and thanks for the recipe.

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  3. lovely looking gajar ka halwa..very tasty.

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  4. This looks so heavenly - you are the goddess of indian sweets.s.. oh wow :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Tropical Caramelised German Pancakes

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  5. Finger licking good Ambreen.. I lovvvvvvve Gajar ka Halwa.... :)

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  6. This looks lovely, I have never seen anything like it. Very nice.

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  7. Love gajar ka mitha!!!! Don't make it often b/c I find it so time consuming. Instead of koya I add powdered milk.

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  8. wow, this is how i like carrot halwa. It looks the way it has to be. Bookmarked. !!

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  9. Colorful n delicious halwa... :P

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    1. Thank you so much everyone for liking it :)

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  10. Delicious post Ambreen! Carrot halwa is a favourite with everyone I guess. I love the colours and presentation of your halwa.

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    1. Thank you dear for your nice words :)

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  11. Carrot halwa looks yummy. Thanks a lot Ambreen for giving the alternative to Khoya. I didn't know about this

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    1. Thank you dear. Haven't tried this myself but saw it at a TV show :)

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  12. this halwa looks just awesoem n tasty dear..colourful pics as always....loved it.....
    Maha

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  13. That looks very tasty Ambreen! I had to google Khoya a the beginning of your post - and they of course you explain it later!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you all for your sweet notes :)

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  15. I have never thought of carrot halva! It looks awesome and very tasty!

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  16. Looks great,thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

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  17. I've never seen or tasted carrot-halwa
    We love halwa and use it a lot, but this is new to me
    What is khoya??

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  18. What an interesting recipe! Thanks for sharing it.

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  19. Suas receitas são tão diferentes
    e ao mesmo tempo, tão fáceis de preparar.
    Boa noite!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil.

    ✿✿
    ♪º° ✿

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  20. This looks so delicious! My husband loves a pudding that's served hot/warm and he also loves carrot cakes and muffins, so I'm sure he'd love this Halwa. Stopping by and following from It's A Keeper Thursday. Thank you for sharing this yummy sweet!

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  21. This is super interesting! I think the only dessert I've ever seen with carrots is carrot cake. Very cool

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  22. I love halwa but I have never heard abotu carrot kind. This looks amazing!

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  23. halwa looks wonderful deliciously done

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  24. Hi Ambreen,
    What a lovely presentation for the Carrot Halwa, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Miz Helen

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  25. Thank you everyone for stopping by and for the sweet words :)

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  26. oohhh this looks nice

    thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday!
    Can't wait to see what you link up later today!

    Natasha xxx

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  27. Never tasted anything like this! Sounds good!!!

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  28. CONGRATULATIONS!!!Your recipe is being featured on Today's Menu Round Up!
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  29. loved ur clicks dear...delicious looking gajar ka halwa !

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  30. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! Thanks for linking this up to my party last week, Ambreen! I so hope you'll be able to join us again this week on Destination: Inspiration at Teagan's Travels.

    Have a great day there!
    Michelle

    Just popping in to say thanks for such awesome St. Paddy's Day inspiration last week on my Destination: Inspiration party. Hope you'll link up again with more fab ideas this week!

    Michelle
    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com

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  31. Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll come back next week! -The Sisters

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  32. Oh that looks good! I love carrots in any fashion!

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  33. Halwa - talk about memories - it was so popular when I lived in Jordan as a Peace Corps volunteer :) This one looks fantastic!

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  34. Nice vibrant color !! looks so appealing and tasty one !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate it !!

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  36. Just loving the presentation its so kool :) beautiful.. wants to have .. yum

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