Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Quick Gajar Halwa: Carrot Pudding

This is a quick and non-traditional recipe for Gajar halwa or Gajrela.

Approx. 6 servings
  • Carrots – 2 lbs
  • Condensed milk – 1/2 can
  • Ghee (clarified butter) – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder (elaichi) – 1 tsp
  • Almonds, pistachio, cashews – 1/2 cup chopped

  1. Lightly peel and grate carrots in food processor or with hand grater.
  2. Pressure cook the carrots for 5 minutes.
  3. In a heavy bottom pan, add the steamed carrots. Let the water dry out.
  4. Now add ghee to the carrots. Sauté for 5 minutes. Now add condensed milk to these carrots.
  5. Keep stirring. When it doesn’t stick to the pan anymore, it is done.
  6. Now add cardamom powder and nuts to it. Mix well.
Enjoy carrot pudding or gajar halwa for dessert anytime.