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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gajar halwa/ Carrot Halwa with Vanilla ice cream

"Beta aaj maine tumhare liye Gajar ka Halwa banaya hai"....a typical old Bollywood movie dialogue. A dessert so typically 'Bollywood' that I actually think...Bollywood moms only knew how to make one dessert....Gajar ka Halwa!!
So...my 'beta' (son) for the past few days has been demanding this dessert....especially with Vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm 'carrotty' halwa melting the cold vanilla ice cream..could be anybodies dream! Can't wait to see his smile when he gets home from school and has his favorite bite:))

4 Big carrots shredded
1/2 to 3/4 cup Sugar (adjust according to sweetness of the carrots)
1/2 cup Milk powder
1tbsp Ghee/clarified butter
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1 tbsp golden raisins
1 tbsp cashews
2-3 Pistachios sliced for garnish
Silver leaf/ varkha for garnish

Vanilla ice cream

1) In a pan, heat the ghee. Add the cashews and fry till slightly golden.
2)  Add the shredded carrots and saute for 1 min.
3) Add the sugar,cardamom,nutmeg,raisins and mix. Add the milk powder, mix, and cook till the carrots are cooked.Cover with lid for 2 mins. The milk powder will cook with the liquid from the carrots and turn into something like 'khawa/khoya/ mawa'.
4) Before serving garnish with chopped pistachios.
Serve the warm halwa with cold vanilla ice cream.Enjoy!