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Gaajar Ka Halwa (carrot pudding)

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Gaajar Ka Halwa (carrot pudding)
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This delicious, rich pudding loaded with nuts and dried fruits is well-known all over the world. It is definitely not a diet food! Normally eaten warm, gaajar halwa tastes really good combined with vanilla icecream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg (just over 2 pounds) of fresh grated carrots
  • 2 tins (400 gms each) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup full-cream milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 200 gms khoya (thickened milk)
  • 75 gms raisins/sultanas
  • 75 gms almonds blanched and slivered
  • 75 gms pistachios slivered

Preparation:

  • Mix the carrots, condensed milk, milk and sugar in a large pan and cook on a medium flame till all the milk thickens and reduces.
  • Add the khoya and ghee to the carrot-milk mix and fry till the carrots turn a to dark orange color.
  • Add the dried raisins, almonds and pistachios, mix well and turn off fire.
  • Allow the halwa to cool slightly and serve in bowls with a dollop of vanilla icecream each.
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