These are a few halwa variations that you should make at home this Diwali. It is simple to complete not only during Deepavali but also at any other time when you are at home. Despite the fact that our favourite retailers provide a variety of options for purchasing sweet and savoury dishes. Making our favourite desserts at home gives us a valuable sense of accomplishment.
The biggest festival is approaching, and it would be impossible to discuss it without mentioning some indulgent foods that have long been a part of our culinary heritage, from romantically lit streets to heartwarmingly adorable fairy lights to the pervasive aroma of desi ghee laddoos and mithai.
Gajar Halwa from Home:
Gajar ka Halwa, also known as the sweetest Halwa in India, is one of the most traditional and authentic Halwas that people all over the world enjoy. Why not make this delectable Halwa at home this holiday season?
Kesar Gajar halwa can be made in as little as 20 minutes! I've compiled all of my best tips for making this popular buttery semolina delight at home with only eight or nine ingredients!
Carrot - 1 kg, peeled and grated
Milk -1 litre, preferably full fat
Sugar - 5 Tbsp
Clarified butter / Ghee - 2 Tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Condensed milk - 3/4 cup
- Almonds to garnish
Cook grated carrots in about a cup of milk until soft. This can be done in a heavy-bottomed pan. When the milk begins to boil, reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer.
Continue to simmer with the remaining milk. After 15-20 minutes, when all of the milk has evaporated, add the condensed milk to the dry mixture, along with the sugar. Check the amount of sugar; you may need very little sugar because condensed milk is naturally sweet. Allow simmering until the condensed milk has been absorbed and the mixture has thickened.
Stir in the cardamom powder.
The following step is optional. Heat ghee in a separate deep pan, then add the cooked halwa and continue to cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
To serve, chop raw almonds vertically if possible because it looks better that way, and layer them at the bottom of your serving dish. On top, layer your halwa. This allows the almonds to soak up the lovely halwa juices and combines the mixture.
As a healthy-ish post-dinner treat, try this delicious Carrot Halwa.
Pair warm carrot halwa with vanilla ice cream to serve at a party or when you have company. For an exotic look, sprinkle with dried rose petals and slivered pistachios.