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Sunday, February 27, 2011

HOW TO MAKE GAJAR KA HALWA ( CARROT HALVA): EASY AND TASTY RECIPE


CARROT HALVA OR GAJAR KA HALWA
This is a delicious dessert which is very healthy too; it is good for the eyesight and to strengthen the body and immune system. Traditionally in Pakistan it is given to strengthen the heart and its functions. You should use tender young carrots though, not old woody ones.

CARROT HALVA
Ingredients
1 kg carrots, cleaned and grated
2 green cardamom seeds, crushed
2 tbsps butter
100 gr dried dates, stoned and cut into small pieces
50 gr sultanas
2 tbsps honey
1 glass sugar
1 litre milk

Method
Steep the dried date pieces and sultanas in hot water for ½ an hour.
Melt the butter in a pan and put in the cardamom seeds for a minute. Add the carrots and cook for 5 – 7 mins.
Now add the milk and stir well then when the milk begins to boil, add the sugar and honey. Stir well to mix, cover and cook for 10 mins.
Remove the lid and add the dried fruit and rose water, stirring well to mix.
Turn the heat down to low and stirring continually; cook until the carrots are tender (about 20 mins).
Remove from the heat and serve hot or cold.
You can garnish this with coconut and cut it into wedges if you like.
Desiccated coconut and chopped peanuts can also be added to this with the dried fruit for a more interesting flavour.
If you drink hot milk with this carrot halva it is very good for the stomach and the digestive system.
This has Taste and is a Treat.


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