Desi delicacies hold immense significance in every South Asian household. They form a major part of every big celebration including weddings, fancy dinners and festivals ranging from Eid to Diwali among others. Everyone has their preferences when it comes to picking their favourite dessert from the likes of Kheer, Rabri, Gulab Jamun, Ras Gulla, Gajar Ka Halwa and the list goes on. Is your mouth watering already? We have you sorted! Compiled below is Taj Jumeirah Lake Towers’ executive chef Sonu Koithara’s scrumptious Gajar Ka Halwa recipe that will not make you regret eating all those calories you would have otherwise saved for a cheat day. Give it a read:
One kg of carrots
Two litres of milk
30g of ghee
Two to three green cardamom pods
60g of sugar
The first thing you need to do is wash and peel the carrots. Next, grate the vegetable using a thick grater. Then, warm the milk on low heat in a thick- bottomed pan. Lower the heat and watch the milk till it reduces to half. When half of the milk is left, add in the grated carrots and stir until it becomes soft and the milk is mixed well with the carrots. In a separate pan, heat ghee and add in the cardamom and sugar. As the sugar dissolves, add in the cooked carrot and keep stirring until the ghee starts separating from the mixture. Garnish with fried cashew nuts and serve warm. It is one of the easiest, fastest and most delectable meetha you will ever have in your life. Start practicing now so you can surprise your loved ones on a special occasion. Trust us, it’s worth the hype!