Also known as Gajar Halwa, this is a traditional and popular halwa made with carrots, milk and sugar. Typically made during festivals and special occasions, they also make a delicious dessert for any meal.
Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)
Carrots – 500 gms, peeled, finely grated
Sugar – 400 gms
Milk – 2 cups
Ghee – 2 to 3 tblsp
Cashew Nuts – 20 to 25
Cardamom Powder – little

To Garnish:
Sliced Cashewnuts

1. Heat a pan over medium flame.
2. Pour the milk and add the grated carrots. Stir well.
3. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
4. Add sugar and stir well until fully dissolved and starts to thicken.
5. Fry the cashew nuts in ghee and add to the halwa (with the ghee).
6. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
7. When the ghee starts to separate, remove from flame.
8. Garnish and serve.

Tip: If desired, you can also grind the carrots to a puree and strain them to extract juice.

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