Friday, February 7, 2014

Carrot Halwa or Gajar Halwa Using Slow Cooker

Carrot Halwa is one of the most famous Indian dessert. It is sweet dish made using milk, carrots and sugar during many auspicious occasions or festivals. Traditionally this carrot and milk pudding is made using khoya or mawa to give is grainy texture. Here in this recipe I have used ricotta cheese to get the same texture.

When made on stovetop making carrot halwa is extremely tedious  process. Stirring shreded carrot, milk and sugar takes hours and not to mention splittering of carrot mixture all over. Using slow-cooker or crockpot you can enjoy carrot halwa anytime without any fuss.

Try these other sweet recipes like Sakkarai Pongal, milk pudding (basudi) using slow-cooker/crockpot.



Preparation Time: 15 minute
Cook Time: 5 hours
Serve 6 to 7 people ( As a side dish )

Ingredient:
1. 1 pound carrot
2. 2/3 cup sugar
3. 1 cup whole milk
















4. 1/2 cup Candace milk
5. 1/2 cup ricotta cheese ( mawa/khoya )
















6. 4tbsp ghee (Make Ghee in slow cooker/crockpot))
7. 1tsp cardamom powder
8. 2tbsp resin
9. 10 to 15 cashew pieces






Method Step By Step

1.Wash and peel carrots. Shred carrots very fine.
















2. Spread slow-cooker bowl with 1tsp ghee or butter.
3. Combine 2 tbsp ghee, carrot, sugar, milk and condense milk  in a slow cooker
4. Cover slow cooker and set on high.
















5. After 2 and 1/2 hour give the carrot mixture good stir and remove the cover.

6. Cook for another 2 and 1/2 hour keeping the slow-cooker open, stirring about every 45 minutes to make sure carrots are not sticking to the wall of slow-cooker bowl.
















7. Carrot halwa should be done now.
















8. Transfer in a serving bowl.
9. In a small sauce pan take 2tbsp ghee. Put it on medium heat on stove top.
10.Now fry cashew and raisin until they are pink. Add them in halwa along with ghee.
11. Add cardamom powder and mix it well. Carrot Halwa is ready to serve.

















Cool down and put it in freeze. It will stay good for 3-4 days. It will stay fresh in freezer for 2-3  weeks.

 Happy Valentines Day to all our readers.!!

Similar Recipes:
1. Slow Cooker/Crockpot Sweet Pongal/Sakkarai Pongal
2. Slow Cooker Cracked Wheat Halwa (Fada Lapsi)
3. Slow Cooker Mango Jam Recipe

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6 comments:

  1. this halwa looks delicious and I love the presentation of the cute hearts.Please do send it also so lets cook sweet treats for valentines at simply.food event

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    1. Thank You Nayna. I just submitted Crockpot Carrot Halwa to simply.food event.

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  2. Love the heart presentation of this halwa, looks delicious

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    1. Thank You Shweta. It is easy to make too using slow-cooker.

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    1. Thank You Chef Mireille. Once I started using my slow cooker I cannot go back to stove top for many such item that are traditionally time consuming.

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