Gajar ka Halwa (Sweet Carrot Pudding)

(by Chandini Prakash)


2 1/4 lb. carrots

3 pt. milk

8 green cardamom pods

5 - 7 T. ghee or clarified butter

5 - 7 T. sugar

2 T. raisins

2 T. dates, chopped

1 T. almonds, chopped

Peel and grate the carrots.

Simmer carrots in milk with the cardamom until liquid evaporates.

Heat ghee in a heavy pot, and add the carrot mixture.

Cook over a gentle flame for 10 - 15 minutes.

Stir in sugar and continue cooking until the mixture turns a deep reddish color.

Stir in raisins, dates, and almonds.


(Read Magic Wands, the story that accompanies this recipe.)

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