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Gajar Ka Halwa


6 cups-shredded carrots (Peel and wash before shredding)

3 cups-whole milk

1 1/2 cup-sugar

1/2 cup-khoya (divided)

4 tbsp- ghee (clarified butter)

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

15-20- raisins ( soak in water for 30 min)

chopped almonds and cashews


1. In a thick bottomed pan, heat 2 tbsp of ghee and add the carrots. Cook carrots while stirring for about 10 min. The color of carrots will start to change. It will look pale.

2. Add the milk and let the carrots cook in milk on medium-low flame while stirring occasionally until the milk is reduced to half the quantity. 

3. Add sugar and 1/4 cup of khoya at this point and let it cook, this time until all the liquid is soaked up. 

4. Once all the liquid is soaked, add the 2 tbsp of ghee, raisins, almonds, cashews and cook it while stirring occasionally until the ghee starts to leave the sides. You will see that the color of the pudding will turn darker in color. 

5. Switch of the gas and mix in the cardamom powder. 

Garnish with rest of the khoya and serve warm.