Gajar Ka Halwa ( Carrot Pudding)
It has really been a while since I have posted a recipe and this one is my favoritest Indian dessert! Talk about Gajar Ka Halwa to an Indian and they will begin drooling about it in no time!It is like the most popular dessert and really simple to make. It can be complicated too but lets face it who wants a complicated recipe! This recipe comes from my Mom’s recipe treasures. This recipe is not only quick but highly nutritious and the best part it can be completely veganized!
2 carrots shredded ( about 1.5 cups)
1 cup milk ( I used dairy, non dairy should be just fine in this recipe)
few strands of saffron
1/4 cup crushed mixed nuts
2 tbsp Agave
In a medium saucepan, at about medium to low heat, add the shredded carrots and sauté it until the color of the carrots changes from Bright Orange to a hue of yellow!
Follow it up by adding 1 cup of milk, dairy or non dairy and let it boil lightly at about medium heat.
Adding the saffron is completely optional, it just adds a lovely yellow color, but the carrot adds a nice color!
This is how you prep the saffron, to about 1 tbsp of warm water add the strands of saffron and let them sit for about 5 minutes until the color of the water changes
Next up are the crushed nuts. I use this special powder by an Indian company Everest! It is basically a mixture of nuts, cardamom powder and saffron.
and lastly sweeten it up! I added Agave!
The final product!
I really urge you to try this not only for its taste but also for its simplicity!
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