Carrot(Gajar) Halwa Barfi

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Gajar halwa is one of the delicious dessert of India which is prepared from carrot and milk.
You can add khoya to it , to give it a nice creamy texture. You can enjoy this sweet dish in multiple ways one of it is Barfi. This barfi is very simple recipe – easy, quick and tasty made up of gajar ka halwa. So either you want to entertain your guests or excite your kids , try this Barfi at home.

preparation time 15 minutes
cooking time 20 minutes
total time 35 minutes
servings 15 barfi pieces

Ingredients

2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
500 grams carrots(gajar) 4 cups grated carrots (gajar)
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar or add as required
1/2 cup mawa/khoya(dried milk)
½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
10 unsalted pistachios, grated
10 unsalted cashews ,grated
10 unslated almonds or any other dry fruits (optional)

Directions || How to make Carrot(gajar) halwa Barfi

Rinse, peel and then grate carrots appox 500 grams which makes around 4 cups grated carrots.
In a thick bottomed pan, melt 2 tbsp ghee.
Add the grated carrots. mix very well.
Saute the carrots on a low flane till they are almost cooked,it takes about 10 to 12 minutes on a low to medium flame.
Next add 2 cups of milk.
Stir the milk with the carrots very well. saute for a minute.
Then add 1 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cardamom powder.
Mix the sugar and cardamom powder with the rest of the ingredients very well.
The mixture will loosen up as the sugar melts. continue to saute with frequent stirrings for about 7 to 9 minutes on a low to medium flame.
Next add mawa/khoya or concentrated milk and mix it well till the mixture thickens.
When the mixture thickens and reduces, its time to switch off the flame and pour the mixture in the greased pan.
Immediately, pour the carrot barfi mixture in the greased pan and with a spatula or spoon smoothen the top part.
sprinkle chopped pistachios, almonds and cashews on top and gently press them with a spoon or spatula on the halwa.
Cover and allow the carrot barfi to cool and set at room temperature.
You can also keep in the fridge after the barfi cools down at room temperature.
Slice and serve carrot barfi.

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