Gajar ka Halwa or Carrot Pudding


Its been that kind of a week. The kind where the mercury is making me run to my trusted blankie for some extra snuggle time!
And hello…there is a festival around the corner!! Sorry.. was it today?? So what if this isn’t a traditional Sankranti dish! Does anyone ever need a festival to enjoy this??
I most certainly don’t. Sorry.. We certainly don’t. 

This special dish is dedicated to someone who has been with me since I was born.. My twin in looks..and my soul sistah in the truest sense..my agony aunt and my binging buddy..she’s been my fashion police and my loudest cheerleader. My streak of independence is inherited from her..as is my voice.She’s fearless.She’s brilliant.She’s a complete encyclopaedia…She is my Sister…She is also the reason I finally got the courage and the much needed encouragement to start this blog.. In short, Let me introduce the Fairy God Mother behind Lapetitchef – Swayamsiddha Mishra.

The moment I made this Gajar ka Halwa, I remembered how much you love this, and right now, there is nothing I wish for more than to have you with me, sitting and enjoying this bowl of halwa and chai with some garma garam pakodis!

Recipe:

Ingredients: 
  • Carrots 5-6 long ones.
  • Full fat Milk 1lGhee 5-6 tbsp
  • Sugar 10 tbsp
  • Condensed milk 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom 4
  • Assorted dry fruits as per choice.

How to:

  • Peel n grate the carrots.
  • In a non stick deep vessel, add the ghee.
  • Once hot,add the carrots and sauté on low heat for 15 mins or so till it leaves water and is fragrant.
  • Add the milk to it, the crushed cardamoms and let it come to a boil.
  • Simmer for at least an hr on low flame till it starts getting thick.
  • Add the sugar and on denser milk…
  • Sauté on high till its dry enough but not completely dry.
  • Serve warm with dry fruits of choice.
  • Adjust sweetness as per taste.

Love,
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Enjoy the freshest carrots of the season with this lip smacking carrot fudge or pudding…its a halwa in all honesty.. and you have to give this Indian dessert a chance to know what I am talking about.. 
No potluck is complete without sweet nothings… and Angie , Jhuls and Judi…a Big thank you to all three of you for tirelessly hosting yet another amazing soiree! 

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