Monday, January 10, 2011

Gajar Ka Halwa

Kajar ka halwa

One of our Friend Anitha used to tell about Delhi Carrot and the halwa she makes with it. When i found some Delhi Carrots from street vendors in Tnagar, i could'nt stop me buying 1/2 kg. i repeatedly questioned the selling lady, whether this is carrot or radish. only after her confirmation i bought it. those carrots were in the colour of pinkish red. they are so lengthy too. i reserved the carrots for the weekend dessert.

Delhi Carrot

Unfortunately, i did'nt have ghee on hand, but thats for good. This halwa came out beautifully and tasted Great without Ghee. if you dont believe me, do try it without ghee and find out. Even i did'nt add milk to this halwa. indeed it tasted Good. enough of me raving about my own creation.

Delhi Carrot Grated

This is such a simple recipe with just three ingredients. 1/2 Kg of carrots could make only for two / three servings of carrot halwa.

Ingredients:
(Recipe for two dessert lovers)

Delhi Carrots                                                                                          1/2 kg.
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Sugar                                                                                                      1/4 cup
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Roasted Cashews                                                                                          5
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Delhi Carrot Halwa

Method:

Grate the Carrots finely.

Heat a Skillet or Pan, roast the cashews and keep aside.

In the same pan, add the grated carrots and roast them for a minute.

Add 1/4 cup of sugar to the pan and give a stir.  the sugar melts and the carrot has to be cooked in it.

Keep stirring in between for 8 - 10 minutes, till the water content is fully absorbed and the halwa comes together to the centre of the pan without sticking to the sides of the pan. Add roasted cashews and serve warm.


Gajar ka Halwa

Note: Use Delhi carrots for this vibrant colour. i did not use any food colour for this halwa. nor i did'nt do any photoshop works, to show this halwa bright!

Low fat Gajar ka halwa

Serve the Halwa warm with a scoop of ice-cream.

* You can reduce sugar and add sweetened Khoa towards the end to make it rich.
* You can add Ghee, to make the halwa Fat-rich.
* You can add cashews, pista's at the end to make the halwa cholestrol-rich.

33 comments:

  1. Yum...I love gajar ka halwa too and follow a very similar method.I make a sugar syrup and add to steamed,grated carrots.Love the rich red color.

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  2. I want to make gajar halwa and got carrot too but somehow its pending ..now your version without ghee n milk is tempting...looks real yum

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  3. Wow,what a colour,if we get a carrot like this,anyone will think for halwa only :D Halwa madhri carrot kedacha,halwa panni dhane aaganum ;D

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  4. Yummy looking halwa.. I love the color of Delhi carrots and using it in halwa is a lovely idea :)

    The halwa sounds simple and super yummy :)

    Love the clicks and the pink mat too ;)

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  5. Rich and colorful halwa...nice presentation too...yum!!

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  6. Delicious, love that catchy colour..

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  7. I love Delhi carrots too....they are good to eat as is....have you tried that? The halwa has such a beautiful colour.

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  8. That's so perfect Lavanya,Love all the pics...

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  9. Oh Lavi..I thought u used food color looking at that gorgeous color.. i didnt know u didnt use even the ghee till i read the post.. awesome click.. should try it sometime..will keep in mind to buy sometime wheni visit tnagar

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  10. I think this is one of the mist delicious carrot halwa i have ever seen.

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  11. very lovely carrot halwa....i must find these carrots some time....

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  12. SIMPLE WITHUT MILK AND TAKING LESS TIME DELICIOS HLWA COLOUR IS TTRACTIVE

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  13. Love the rich red color of carrot....Delicious and healthy halwa!!

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  14. These red carrots make the best tasting halwa - they come just in winter!!

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  15. ooh very vibrant colour.love to have with icec ream

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  16. The color of the halwa is truly gorgeous...yummy..:)

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  17. delicious gajar halwa...and lovely colour...beautiful pictures

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  18. Hey Lavi this is awesome and you are making me drool a lot!!! Btw, I reside near T.Nagar, coud you tell me where you got this??

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  19. Looks lovely and vibrant....we always use Delhi Carrots for halwa, and thats the reason tht we make halwa only during winters coz thats when these red wonders are available in markets !
    Never used ghee, but then never made without milk too...sounds interesting and of course looks awesome !

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  20. Thank You All!! Iam happy that you all liked this delicious halwa as we liked!

    Janu, Nice to hear from You! I got it from venkatnarayana road, near krishna sweets!

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  21. Visting your blog 1st time and got hooked by your lovely food shots. Gajar halwa is an all time favourite, something which I make almost 3-4 times in winters. But your pics are so tempting that I fell like making it right away. Now will be a regular.

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  22. If you like this version without ghee, then you will love it with ghee. Not much ghee goes into the making of the halva and the flavour it imparts is simply wonderful! For me, halva without ghee and milk in this case is UNIMAGINABLE!

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  23. What pretty carrots - the halwa looks amazing.

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  24. Loved the red color from the delhi carrots.I can never say a No,to gajar ka halwa:) I have never made it without khoa/ricotta cheese.This one sounds so simple and yet so yummy.

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  25. Wow Lavi!!! The color looks so inviting. Love to have some.

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  26. Missing these carrots here in Chennai :(
    Enjoyed eating the virtual halwa you posted :)

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  27. I like your recipie,It is delicious and healthy.

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  28. I like your recipie,It is delicious and healthy.

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  29. I like your recipie,It is delicious and healthy.

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