Healthy Gajar Halwa
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  • ½ kg carrots, fresh, shredded fine
  • 1 kg low fat milk ( I used 2%) (For making it richer, you can use whole milk as well)
  • 1 Tbsp raisins ( I am not too fond of raisins but If you like, you can go ahead and add more)
  • Sugar to taste
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • thinly sliced almonds or cashews for garnishing
  1. In a heavy bottom deep pot, add shredded carrots, milk and raisins. Cook on medium to medium-low for about 40 minutes to an hour with occasional stirring until almost all the milk is absorbed and carrots are cooked. Keep stirring it often so it doesn't stick to bottom. To it add sugar to taste and cardamom powder. Mix it well and serve. Garnish with chopped nuts if using.
  2. It tastes good even cold. I like storing leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator and eating at random times just cold out of the refrigerator but if you like it warm, you can warm it in microwave for few minutes.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at