Most Popular Indian Dessert
Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka halwa) is one of the most popular Indian dessert which is known to have originated in North India. It is a delight to have gajar halwa during the winter days as it keep the body warm. Carrot halwa is a traditional & slow cooked recipe of grated carrots, milk, ghee, sugar, nuts etc.
Carrots are loaded with Vitamin A which is very good for eyes. It is also a good source of Fiber, Vitamins C & K. Milk in Gajar Halwa adds calcium and protein. Raisins are known to be an antioxidant rich fruit. According to latest research, falcarinol - compound present in carrots, is largely responsible for the reduced risk of lung, breast and colon cancer.
Peel the carrots and grate it
Simmer it in milk with 3-4 seeds of cardamom to evaporates liquid.
In another container, heat ghee and add the carrot mixture into it.
Cook for 10-15 minutes over a gentle flame.
Stir in sugar & cook until the halwa turns deep reddish color.
Mix dried fruit into it and serve.
Hint : Serve it hot for delicious taste.
One can also add cashew nuts according to taste.
Recipe by Nishant Singh