Gajar Ka Halwa/Carrot Pudding

This is very famous North Indian (Punjabi) dessert loved by everyone i know of & my all time fav dessert too..Delicious & rich with lots of dried fruits/nuts ..

It does take a long time to cook but its always worth waiting..It can be made in the form of barfis also ( will post that recipe soon)..I like to serve it warm but you can serve it at room temperature also..

Ingredients:-

Carrots:- 8 cups(peeled & Grated)
Ghee:- 1/2 cup
Milk(Full Fat):- 7 cups
Cardamom powder:- 1 tsp
Sugar:- 3/4 cup ( adjust it as per taste)

For Garnish:-

Raisins:- 1/4 cup
Cashews:- 1/4 cup

Procedure:-

1) In a heavy bottom pan, melt the ghee over medium heat.
2) Add grated carrots and saute until they are half cooked (about 20 minutes)
3) Add Milk & sugar and mix everything well.
4) Let it cook on low heat until all the milk is evaporated( keep stirring in between to prevent it from sticking on the bottom of the pan).It takes about 1 1/2 hour to cook completely.
5) Take off from the heat.
6) In a separate pan heat little bit of ghee and fry the cashews and raisins until light brown.
7) Garnish the halwa with fried cashews and raisins on top

Serve hot or at room temperature as a dessert..Enjoy:)





31 comments:

Sathya Sankar said...

Halwa looks delicious preety ! looking forward for barfis. :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Looks so rich with all those nuts n raisins Preety..:)

Superchef said...

looks delicious..especially with all the cashew n raisins on it!!

Preety said...

thanks sathya, varsha & Superchef for your quick comments

Asha said...

Slurp!! Always delicious, can serve warm or chilled. Perfect looking dessert! :)

Priya Sriram said...

Lovely looking Carrot Pudding Preety!

priar's, said...

Hi preety,
Ur carrot pudding is tempting..i jus' go crazy behind sweets:)

indosungod said...

The healthy halwa right? What can go wrong with carrots anyway, looking forward to your carrot burfi recipe.

Deepa Hari said...

Yummy Halwa Preety...looks great with the cashews and raisins...one of my favourite sweets.

Cham said...

That is very pretty the pudding!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Srulp!... this is my fav. looks so good. I also make it like this some time. Lovely orange color... YUM!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

mmmmi am dreaming about this now.. how nice it wud be to have a bowl of carrot halwa and munch.. hmm

Preety said...

thanks for all your comments

Asha, Priya, Priar's, indusongod,deepa, cham, sukanya, mahimma

vidhas said...

Hi Preety, looks yummy. Nice colour. Since you cook so well, kindly accept my award.

sowmya said...

love this halwa anytime..its my favourite..

Yasmeen said...

Drooling!For very long the only Indian dessert I knew to make was the Gajar ka halwa:)

Gayathri said...

Looks rich and delicious. Great recipe

Preety said...

thanks vidhas, sowmya, yasmeen & gayathri

Archy said...

Love this sweet dessert any time :) !! So nice tempting pic with lots of nuts.. !!

Adlak's tiny world said...

preety this is so pretty.... perfect color and tempting look.

DEESHA said...

a classic dessert .. an all time fave

Premyscakes said...

Wow Preet, i just cant wait to have it at one go.
I too make it but in a very simpler way which also will taste very good.

Vibaas said...

that looks so tempting. i want to have some :)

Nithya Praveen said...

Hey Preety....its so tempting.I will look forward to ur burfi.Why dont u send this to FIC Orange,its perfect for the entry.I would love to have this with a scoop of plain vanilla ice-cream....ahhhh yummy!

Nithya Praveen said...

Hey Preety....its so tempting.I will look forward to ur burfi.Why dont u send this to FIC Orange,its perfect for the entry.I would love to have this with a scoop of plain vanilla ice-cream....ahhhh yummy!

Preety said...

thanks archy, adlak,deesha, premyscakes

Sure Vibass..you are most welcome anytime:)

Smitha said...

Thanx Preety,
Nice of you to leave a comment on my blog.Much appreciated. My hubby loves carrot halwa and the pics you have put up look great.Now, I'll have to make it for him tomorrow.Cheers!
Smitha
saffronapron.blogspot.com

Nithya Praveen said...

Preety – FIC Orange is hosted by Aparna - http://mydiversekitchen.blogspot.com/ -this is her blog.

Dershana said...

Hi dear, gajar halwa is the sweetdish i love most! lovely picture!

Sophie said...

This pudding sounds delicious! I bet it would even be tasty with sweet potato!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Hi Preety,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and also for the lovely comment. carrot halwa looks very yummy and colorful.

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