Winter is here! But it won’t last long in a city like Mumbai, isn’t it? We’ve gotta make the most of this season while it’s here. Like wear our fav winter jackets, host roof-top parties and eat our favourite winter food. To satisfy those food cravings, we asked Vidhi Doshi a.k.a @RamenHairedGirl to share an easy gajar ka halwa recipe and she did, indeed! Here it is:
2 1/2 cups grated carrot
1 tbsp ghee
10 almonds (badaam) – roughly chopped
10 raisins (kishmish) – roughly chopped
2 cups warm full-fat milk
3 tbsp condensed milk (or 1/3 cup sugar)
1/4 tsp cardamom powder (elaichi)
In the same pan, without removing the ghee, add the grated carrots and saute them on a low-medium flame for 2-3 minutes till just softened. Do not let the carrots burn or brown because it affects the taste of the halwa.
Once the milk has reduced, add the condensed milk at this stage. Mix in the condensed milk and cook for another 25 minutes until the milk has evaporated and the halwa is soft and creamy. It is important to remember that halwa takes time and patience to make. (Alternatively, you can add sugar to this, which is a more traditional way of making it. If you are adding sugar, then wait for the milk to reduce by half and then add it. )
Add the cardamom powder and mix well and cook again for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with the dry fruits and serve warm or cold depending on your preference.
Now, wasn’t that super easy? Try it out before the winter ends and tell us how it turned out in the comments below.
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