I am one of those thousands or maybe hundreds of people who HATE winter season. Not just because it gets too cold, and I have to wear jackets and other clothing to cover myself up. Also , because it leaves my fingers swelled. (Ouch! That hurts. ) Just like red thin carrots.
However, there is one thing that makes this season so special is Maa-Paa ke haath ka Gajar ka Halwa (cooked by mom and dad), also known as carrot pudding :D. Now, most of you have always heard or talked about food cooked by your mothers, but mine is special. Because while making this north Indian dessert, both of them contribute in the cooking process. In fact, my entire family comes into action when it is about this mouth watering dessert.
I have so many memories to share with you people, but I would restrict myself and share my family’s recipe of my favourite, Gajar Ka Halwa.
Ingredients you will need
Carrots, shredded 2 cups
Milk (Boiled) 2 cups
Ghee 3-4 tbsp
Sugar ¼ Cup
Cardamom powder 1 pinch
Pistachio, Cashew nuts & Almonds
Shredded Mawa (optional)
Add ghee to a hot pan.
Add shredded carrots and keep it stirring on medium heat. Until the colour starts changing.
Once the water is evaporated, add milk.
Cook the carrots with the milk and keep it stirring until it also is evaporated.
Add sugar and mawa to the mixture and cook it for some more minutes.
Add ghee, cardamom powder and dry fruits once the sugar is completely dissolved and cook it for few more minutes.
Turn off the heat as it starts leaving ghee on its edges.
Garnish it with some almonds and other dry fruits, sprinkle some shredded mawa and serve it hot.
The cooking time is around 40-60 minutes. However, the time and heat spend on its cooking is worth it.
Try it, and do not forget to leave me a reply. 🙂