Friday, June 8, 2007

Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)




I made this sweet for all my dear friends in the blog sphere, who visit me every day, care, share and comment on all my recipes weather good or bad no matter what. I am so glad that I am among you lovely people.
I give this treat to all my lovely friends in the blog sphere on the occasion of my birthday.


Ingredients

2cups grated fresh baby carrots.
1cup sugar
2-3tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/3tsp crushed green cardamom
7-10 cashews and raisins
Almonds to garnish


Preparation

In a heavy bottomed pan add ghee and when it melts add grated carrots. I use food chopper to chop the baby carrots. Makes job easy. Carrots can also be crushed in blender without adding water to small pieces. Fold the ghee and carrots together, cover it with lid and let it cook on low heat for about 20 minutes.
Add sugar and crushed cardamom to this and mix well. Let it stay in medium flame till the moisture is evaporated.
In a separate pan, fry cashews and raisins till golden brown and add to the Halwa. Yummy Gajar ka halwa is ready. Garnish with Almonds or Pistachios.

34 comments:

Mishmash ! said...

Hey...many many happy returns :)
So what plans for the big day ?:)

Enjoy!

Shn

trupti said...

Happy Birthday, Sharmi!

All the best to you...the halwa is a perfect treat, enjoy your day!

hugs, trupti

Suganya said...

What a lovely treat... Happy B'Day Sharmi!

Viji said...

Yummmmyyyy Halwa!!!!Happy B'day,sharmi

Asha said...

Happy Birthday Sharmi.Wish you lots of health and happiness dear girl.You are as sweet as that Carrot halwa.Enjoy:))

Manasi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SHARMI!!!!!
Aaaah... gajar halwa!! what a perfect treat!!!

TheCooker said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day!!
Thanx for the halwa.

Sharmi said...

Dear Shn, thanks a lot for the wishes. Plans, nothing big just went to Temple and got blessing.

Trupti, suganya, Viji, Asha, Manasi and thecooker thanks a lot for your wishes. I feel so happy to get your wishes.

Anh said...

Happy birthday Sharmi! :) All the best!!!! *hug*

And I always love carrot halwa. I do have a very sweet tooth when it comes to Indian desserts! :D

DEEPA said...

Many more happy returns of the day ....Have a great year ahead ....u must have loads of gifts ......Halwa looks great ..Nice pics ..Having the natural sunlight on the halwa

Sandeepa said...

Happy BirhtDay To You...
Happy BirthDay to You....
Happy BirthDay to you Dear Sharmi
Happy BirthDay to you

Lots of love and best wishes on your birthday

sra said...

Happy Birthday, Sharmi! Thanks for the treat.

Vcuisine said...

Happy birthday Sharmi. A nice natural sweet for your B'day. Viji

Coffee said...

That is so sweet of you Sharmi! :) Many happy returns of the day! :)

Vini said...

Happy Birthday Sharmi!Yumm..love gajar ka halwa.Have a nice day dear!

Richa said...

many happy returns of the day!
so are you going to prepare full andhra bhojanam :)
halwa looks yum!

Jyothi said...

Belated wishes, Happy Birthday Sharmi. Really halwa is looking great and delicious. Hope you enjoyed well. Have a great weekend too. Enjoy buddy.

Chinni said...

Happy Birthday Sharmi...

Shivapriya said...

Happy Birthday Sharmi,
Halwa is delicous. Gajar halwa is my husband's fav.

Cynthia said...

Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sharmi said...

thanks so much Anh, hugs to you too. it is very easy to make.

Thanks so much Deepa, ya I got some lovely plates to decorate the food from my dear friend.

Sandeepa, thank "you" Dear really feel happy and makes me feel like a kid.love it. after maybe years somebody is singing it for me.:))

Thank you so much Sra, Viji,Coffee, Vini, Richa, Jyothi, Chinni, Shivapriya and Cynthia. It feel so great to get wishes from all around the globe and from all you wonderful people.

Deepa Hari said...

Hi Sharmi,
Hope u had a wonderful birthday!...Nice treat.

Yeah, was on a break...Back again...

Kajal said...

Hi Sharmi,
Happy Birthday to you.:)
Wish your all dreams come true in this year my dear.:)
Very nice photo with good presentation. This is one of my fav dish.
Enjoy your day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rajani said...

Hi Sharmi,
Belated Happy Birthday Wishes! I am so sorry I am late to wish u, bit busy cooking for a party crowd and thank u for your halwa.

cheers
rajani

WokandSpoon said...

Happy Birthday! hope you had an excellent day!

Arts said...

Belated Happy Bday Sharmi!!
I enjoyed the Halwa :)

Dumela said...

Hey Happy Birthday Sharmi, yummy looking halwa, one of my fav sweets...thank you

Priyanka said...

hey Sharmi, Happy Birthday!!! hope all your wishes come true.gajar halwa is my favorite too- so my mom always made it on my b'day. you reminded me of some very sweet memories. thanks for sharing

Ramya said...

Hey, Belated birthday wishes!!!! Hope you had a great one.... And I'm sure theres no one who dislikes carrot halwa.. it looks yummmm!!! :)

Raaga said...

Happy Birthday, though I'm a little late. Please send over some halwa so we can taste it as well.

deena said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARMI..!!! even i love gajar ka halwa...yumm!

shweta said...

Happy Birthday Sharmi.HOpe you had nice time with your family.The Halwa looks great.I usually add some milk and also condensed milk like milkmaid to make it more richer.

Best wishes,
Shweta

kavitha said...

i guessd u missed out the sugar while explainin the recipe..

Sharmi said...

Dear Kavita, you have missed to read the 4th line. I have explained it for sure.