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Going back to why you are on my page - gajar halwa. Well, gajar halwa has so many childhood memories, I am amazed that so much time has gone by...I have tried to replicate my mother's halwa, did a decent job, but I do miss her's. :). The bright reddish orange carrots called 'Delhi gajar' bought from a local farmer has a texture and taste that these 'branded' carrots cannot match. Even then the halwa was wiped off in a day!
3 lbs carrots grated
1 and 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup ghee/clarified butter
few saffron strands
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/3 cup almonds, roasted in ghee
handful of raisins optional
Grate the carrots in a large saucepan and cook over medium-low heat for about 15-20 min. Add milk. When the color of the carrots begins to darken add sugar and condensed milk. Cook for 30- 40 min till it has reduced in half, add ghee, saffron, cardamom and cook till it is a thick consistency ( but not dry) and starts leaving the edges of the saucepan. If it does get dry, add some more milk and cook. Add the nuts and raisins.
Serve hot, you can used a cookie cutter to shape it or just scoop some in a bowl. enjoy!