Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Gajar Halwa

My lill Zeeyu got up at 4 am in the morning & started singing twinkle twinkle little star. I thought may be he will sing once & go back to sleep. Coz he does that sometimes in his sleep. But later started wheels on the bus goes round & round, I love you, twinkle twinkle... Now he was over me scratching my face, putting his finger in my mouth, nose, pulling my eyelashes. I was so sleepy that I ignored his behaviour & now the boy became louder & louder. He was trying his best to wake me up & he succeeded. And now what?? he holds my hand & takes me to the drawing room, he picks his fav car & gives me a naughty smile like he has achieved something. Gosh! I was like a zombie & just fell on the sofa trying to sleep. Now my lill fighter has a never give up attitude, every time I closed my eyes, he would wake me up. After few minutes he pulled me out from the sofa & took me to the kitchen. Mamma give... give... dhee ...dhee... (In konkani Dhee means give) I knew he was asking for vessels. I pulled out some vessels spoons & gave him. Now he was all smiles & went back to the drawing room & started cooking. I cant tell you how much he is inspired by what I am doing:) He loves to enact what I do in the kitchen. Once it was 6 am I woke up my maid & I went back to sleep.

I know many Mom's can relate to me. Since I have a broken sleep everyday, I feel so tired & lazy. I have now become regular in swimming, coz that is the only exercise I enjoy. I hope this swimming will help me in reducing some inches soon:) One big disadvantage of swimming is I have got tanned badly. Now coming back to todays post, Gajjar Halwa/ Carrot halwa is my hubby's favourite. This is a simple delicious Indian sweet. Goes well just like that or even with a scoop of ice cream. My lill boy also loves carrot halwa, so I trt & make it more often these days. This is how I made it.

Making time: 30 mins
Serves: 5

  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup fried cahew nuts
  • 2- 3 Tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tspn cardamom powder
  • 1 cup water
  1. combine grated carrots, water, milk & boil this on low flame with closed lid for about 5 to 8 minutes or until the carrots are soft.If the water gets drained off in between add some more
  2. Now add in sugar, salt, cardamom powder & mix well into the carrots. Once the sugar mixes well it will thicken.
  3. While adding the ghee the consistancy of carrots should be a little sticky. When you achive this consistancy, add in ghee, fried nuts & mix well. Saute this for 2 mins on low flame until everthing is well combined. Now the Halwa is ready.

  1. There are various versions of Carrot Halwa & this is one version that I have shared.
  2. You can also add color if required
  3. You can be generous with ghee & nuts too.
  4. Serve is warm or chilled.
  5. You can add condensed milk too & it tastes great.



  1. love the way halwa looks... absolutely no bites! i love it that way... i can really related to broken sleep, but i don't have a maid to wake up nor can i go back to sleep, as that will cause me losing my job!!! ;) can't help it, has to go on till the kids grow up... :)

  2. I still remember my days too when my only one did the same. Now that she is all grown up, its different set of issues and I really need lots of patience. I don't swim but gardening keeps me going. Your halwa looks so fabulous and in fact, my fav. Halwa can wobble my knees because I just adore the taste.

  3. Halwa looks so delicious..love the way u have arranged in individual cups :)

  4. Dont kill me like this, love that super bright and droolworthy halwa,fantastic.

  5. Wow this looks so yummy and delicious!First time at your space and I'm loving it :)

    Spicy Foood

  6. yummy!


  7. visiting first time and u have lot of varieties



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