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Gajar Halwa Recipe | Indian Dessert

Today we are sharing Gajar Halwa Recipe. Gajar Halwa is one of most famous Indian Dessert. It was 1st introduce in Mughal period. The name originates from the Arabic word “halwa”, which means “sweet. This dessert made from carrots. That’s the reason to known as carrots halwa. It is strongly associated with Punjab but it is not clear whether it originated there.

It is very similar to the other types of Punjabi halwa.
This age old traditional recipe remained in Punjabi cookbooks for many years. Carrot { Gajar } is main ingredient for cooking this dessert. The quantity and quality may vary according to personal taste. A wok is require for this. Freshly grated and dried carrot is require. Put into a heated pan with a specific amount of milk or khoya and sugar. It is one of celebration and festival special indian dessert.

We all know very well that dessert  is a course that concludes an evening meal. The course usually consists of sweet foods, such as confections dishes or fruit, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine or liqueur, but in America it may include coffee, cheeses, nuts, or other savory items regarded as a separate course elsewhere. In some parts of the world, such as much of central and western Africa, and most parts of China, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal. The word “dessert” originated from the French word desservir, meaning “to clear the table.

Gajar Halwa Recipe

Below is complete instruction for Gajar Halwa Recipe.

Gajar Halwa Recipe Ingredients

1 Kg Carrots Scraped & Grated

3 Liters Fresh Milk

320 Gm Sugar

300 Gm Clarified Butter

12 Crushed Green Cardamoms

20 Chopped Cashewnuts

20 Chopped Blanched Almonds

2 Silver Leaf

2-4 Strands of Saffron which soaked in 2 Tsp hot milk or water

Gajar Halwa Recipe Preparations

First we boil the Carrots & Milk together in a pan on low heat till the milk is absorbed. Now we add the Clarified Butter & Sugar. Saute till the carrots turn golden red & the clarified butter separates. Add the crushed Green Cardamom Seeds, Almonds,Cashew-nuts & Saffron. Mix very well. Garnish with remaining dry fruits and silver leaf. Eat or serve hot or chill as need.

Gajar Halwa Recipe
Carrots Halwa

Gajar Halwa Recipe Info Carrots

Carrots are most important main ingredient in Gajar Halwa Recipe.
Carrot is a root vegetable. Usually orange in color, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist. Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds. The carrot is a biennial plant in the umbellifer family Apiaceae. At first, it grows a rosette of leaves while building up the enlarged taproot. Fast-growing cultivars mature within three months (90 days) of sowing the seed, while slower-maturing cultivars are harvested four months later (120 days).

Carrots can be eaten in a variety of ways. Only 3 percent of the β-carotene in raw carrots is released during digestion: this can be improved to 39% by pulping, cooking and adding cooking oil. Alternatively they may be chopped and boiled, fried or steamed, and cooked in soups and stews, as well as baby and pet foods. A well-known dish is carrots julienne. Together with onion and celery, carrots are one of the primary vegetables used in a mirepoix to make various broths. The greens are edible as a leaf vegetable, but are rarely eaten by humans; some sources suggest that the greens contain toxic alkaloids.
Some people are allergic to carrots. In a 2010 study on the prevalence of food allergies in Europe, 3.6 percent of young adults showed some degree of sensitivity to carrots.

Fiber and Night Vision

Gajar Halwa Recipe is superb. Know we guide you about Carrots Fiber. Carrot dietary fiber comprises mostly cellulose, with smaller proportions of hemicellulose, lignin and starch. Free sugars in carrot include sucrose, glucose, and fructose. The carrot gets its characteristic, bright orange colour from β-carotene, and lesser amounts of α-carotene, γ-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.α- and β-carotenes are partly metabolized into vitamin A, providing more than 100% of the Daily Value (DV) per 100 g serving of carrots. Carrots are also a good source of vitamin K (13% DV) and vitamin B6 (11% DV), but otherwise have modest content of other essential nutrients.

Indian Dessert
Gajar Halwa
Carrots Night Vision

Below are some imporant things about Carrots Night Vision because it’s main ingredient in indian dessert Gajar Halwa Recipe.
The provitamin A beta-carotene from carrots does not actually help people to see in the dark unless they suffer from a deficiency of vitamin A.
A radio programme called The Kitchen Front encouraged people to grow, store and use carrots in various novel ways, including making carrot jam and Woolton pie, named after the Lord Woolton, the Minister for Food.

Indian Food

Now after sharing the Gajr Halwa Recipe now we guide you few things about Indian Food. Indian Food consists of a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic groups, and occupations, these cuisines vary substantially from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religion, in particular Hindu, cultural choices and traditions.

Indian Food reflects an 8,000-year history of various groups and cultures.
Trade with British and Portuguese influence added to the already diverse Indian cuisine. Early diet in India mainly consisted of legumes, vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products, and honey.

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