Gajar Ka Halwa recipe in six easy steps

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One of my most pleasant memories attached with winters in India is a bowl of piping hot Gajar Ka Halwa. As we sat cuddled in our quilts, the hot sugary delight was our perfect companion. It is difficult to match the out-of-the-world Gajar Ka Halwa made by my mom.

The other day we had a get together at home and I decided to make the same Gajar Ka Halwa as my mom used to make. I just gave it a twist by adding some dates to it.

Carrots and Dates Halwa

Preparation Time: 10-15 mins | Cooking Time: 30 mins | Serves: 4

Carrots, grated 10 medium
Dates, seeded and chopped 3/4 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Milk 2 cups
Cashew nuts, roughly chopped 8-10
Raisins 8-10
Green cardamom powder 1 tsp
Ghee 2 tablespoons

* Heat a kadai.

* Add grated carrots and sugar and cook for about five minutes. Add milk and continue to cook.

* Add dates, cashew nuts, raisins, green cardamom powder and mix.

* Cook for ten to fifteen minutes.

* When dry and cooked add ghee. Mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes.

* Serve hot.