Carrots are the best food to help purify your blood. And though they are wonderful to be eaten raw, there's nothing more fulfilling than cooking them with milk and dry fruits in the form of a dessert! Yes, Carrot Halwa, or "Gaajar ka halwa" is a very popular dessert and I'm sure anyone who's ever been to an Indian restaurant would have left with sweet memories about it!! And what's more encouraging is the fact that it is indeed very simple and quick to cook; you can even make it in a microwave!! So try this healthy recipe for a quick satiation of your sweet tooth.
4 cups carrots - shredded
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups whole milk or khoya
1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
1-2 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 cup dry fruits - pistachio,almonds,cashews-chopped or slivered
Take a heavy saucepan and add the ghee to it. Cook the carrots in it till evenly coated. Now add the milk (or khoya) and sugar and let it be completely soaked by the carrots. Do not add water. Keep cooking on low to medium heat till carrots are well done.Now add half of the dry fruits, cardamom powder. Remove from flame and set to cool.
You can do this whole process in the microwave too! So add this to your microwave-recipes list and be sure to try it when you are in need of a healthy and quick dessert.
Serve it warm, garnished with pistachios and other dry fruits. It also tastes delicious with vanilla ice cream or custard.
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