Sunday, February 14, 2010

Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa) - Valentine's Day Special

Happy Valentine's Day to all!!!


Ingredients:
Grated Carrot : 2 cups
Milk : 2 cups
Sugar : 1/4 cup
Cashew Nut : 8 nos
Almond : 8 nos
Cardamom Powder : 1/4 t spoon
Ghee : 1 1/2 table spoon

Preparation:
  1. Clean the carrot and peel off the outer layer and then grate it.
  2. Crush the grated carrot using a blender. Make sure that it doesn't form a paste. Mostly 3-5 seconds will be sufficient.
  3. Boil the milk in a sauce pan. Keep stirring and make sure that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
  4. In b/w, heat a pan, add ghee and roast the cashew nuts and almonds and keep it aside.
  5. Add the blended carrot to the same pan and stir fry for around 6-7 minutes.
  6. Add the boiled milk and sugar.
  7. Keep stirring until the milk completely evaporates.
  8. Then add the cardamom powder and mix it.
  9. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with roasted cashew nuts and almonds.
Carrot halwa is ready. You can serve it either hot or cold.

Tips:
You may add food color to get nice reddish color.
You may add raisins too.

I am sending this to Priya for Hearts for St Valentine's Day Event. mmmm so excited!!!

28 comments :

  1. Happy Valentine's Day to you .Hear shaped halwa looks delicious.
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  2. Happy valentine's day dear..........
    halwa nannayittunde..........

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  3. Happy valentine's day dear..adipolli halwa..

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  4. Happy V day dear...Such a beautiful and elegant heart shaped halwa..looks yummy..

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  5. Valentines day wishes dear....Halwa looks perfect and tempting...

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  6. Beautifully decorated it and it looks very tempting, perfect for this beautiful day, a very happy valentines day to you aparna

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  7. Happy V Day!!! Halwa looks yummy...

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  8. Happy Valentines Day dear :) Halwa looks totally delicious :)

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  9. Hey.. same one!!:).. nice, cute shape!!!.. lovely presentation!!.. Happy Valentines Day:):)

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  10. Hope your Valentine's Day was filled with love.

    Your carrot halwa sounds delicious. I am going to give it a try as I typically have all the ingredients.

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  11. Happy V day..:)) carrot halwa looks delicious and superb..cute heart shape...

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  12. Happy V Day Dearie..m sure you had a day filled with love n joy! Halwa looks fantastic! cute shape!!

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  13. New here aparna... Glad to see Halwa cud be a V Day dessert too....

    U have lovely space dear.

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  14. Happy Valentines Day to you.
    Carrot halwa looks delicious and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

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  15. Hope you had a great V day:-) Carrot Halwa looks too tempting..cute heart Dear..

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  16. Whooo, thats cho romantic, Happy valentines day, buddy. Hope you had a good time, carrot halwa sounds perfect for the day:)

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  18. Aparna, wonderful display there, happy vday and the halwa looks very tempting dear!!!

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  20. lovely hearty halwa..Hope you had a wonderful V day :-)

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  21. thankyu so much for ur wishes. Hope all of u had a gr8 valentines day..Thanks renu for sharing with me.The first pic was a gift i got 4rm my cusin.

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  22. Thanks Nithu for sharing.
    @Katy, definitely u should try it. It is a wonderful sweet. :)

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  23. First time here...U have a nice space..Heart shaped halwa looks yumm

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