Do's and Dont's in Cooking Vegetables

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  • As far as possible, use fresh vegetables as most vegetables lose their food value on storage.
  • Before cooking, wash vegetables thoroughly in running water two to three times to remove any pesticides or insects.
  • Avoid peeling of vegetables as most vegetables, specially potatoes, have all their nutrients just below the skin; preferably cook them with their jackets on.
  • Do not cut vegetables too small as this causes a loss of nutrients, specially minerals and water soluble nutrients.
  • Do not leave vegetables in water for too long as the nutrients get drained away.
  • Cook with minimum water and do not discard water left over after cooking. Use them in soups and gravies.
  • Avoid over-cooking of vegetables to prevent loss of nutrients. The best way to cook is steam cooking, pressure cooking or cook with just enough water.
  • In cooking vegetables, avoid use of baking soda as this also causes loss of nutrients.
  • Try to mix a number of vegetables together in cooking – a combination of vegetables is a good source of nutrients.
  • Use vegetables in their raw form, like in salads and raithas, as then the vegetables will have their nutritional value in full. Also, use sprouts whenever possible, which again gives additional nutrition.

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12 thoughts on “Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

  1. Madan Gopal Goyal said on October 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Add half ltr.milk to make it more tasty and nourishing.

  2. MOHAMED MASOOD said on July 23, 2014 at 11:59 am

    VERY USEFUL AND SIMPLE METHOD FOR MAKING * CARROT SWEET.THANK YOU

  3. sunu said on September 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    super

  4. Lakshmi said on December 9, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Awesome recipe……

  5. anuradha said on September 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

    came out awesome… its a hit with my family & friends.

  6. surya narayana said on October 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I LOVE IT CARROT SO………..MUCH

  7. VARSHA said on September 17, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Ummmmm……YUMMMMMM…I tried it and it was awesome…the only thing i added to the recipe is a some 10-15ml of extra milk added with one teaspoon full of custurd powder…!!! hehehe…but its damn yummy man…!!!

  8. Genius Girl said on August 1, 2010 at 5:55 am

    i love carrot halwa all the time. its very sweet and delicious and i love it very much. whenever i find time, i will make it and have it.

  9. radha adepu said on April 3, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    i came to know that the carrots need to be fried instead of boiling.but still i tried this recipe it is superb…

  10. sahana.H.V said on February 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

    still not done, after i will write,

  11. T.S.SUNDARAM said on January 4, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Excellent

  12. sweety said on April 7, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    it is very nice.i love it.

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