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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Kali Gajar / Black Carrot Ka Halwa

As the years pass by, a lot has changed in regards to farming. There was a time when certain veggitables were available in specific season only and some were available in certain states only. Now in the modern times most veggitables are available accross the seasons through out the nation. However, a few veggitables are still rare to find outside their season and their place of origin. One of the such veggitable is Black Carrots, available in winter season at certain locations only. 

Black Carrot Halwa is a Royal Cusine Dish originating from U.P. There are few old shops in Lucknow where in winters one can still buy the Black Carrot Halwa. 

Black Carrot is highly rich in antioxidants and helps to boost the immune system of our body.   In few northern regions people drink the black carrot kanji as it is good for digestion.

Black Carrot Halwa is slightly more delicious than the red carrot halwa and it is a dark shade of red and not black per say.
Black carrots are also suitable for salad,  pickle, juice and  kanji. Here I made Kali gajar ka halwa. 

Preparation Time :-10 minutes 
Cooking Time :- 15 minutes 
Serves :- 6 person 
Recipe Type :- dessert 

Ingredients :-
  • 1 kg Kali Gajar 
  • 2tbsp sugar 
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 1tbsp ghee 
  • 2 tbsp mava 
  • 1tap cardamom powder 
  • 10 soaked  almonds 
  • 10 cashew nuts 
  • 8-10 pistachio 
  • Pistachio and silver for garnishing. 

Recipe Procedure :-

  • Peel and wash the carrots properly. 
  • Now grate them finely. 
  • Heat ghee in a pan add grated carrots, cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Now add sugar and milk,  Turn the heat on high as the the water evaporates. 
  • When all the mixture gets thickened add mava, chopped nuts and cardamom powder,  Mix well and switch off the gas. 
  • Garnish with silver and pistachio serve hot. 

Note :- 
  • You can add milk powder instead of mava. 
  • Add sugar as per your taste. 

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  1. Gajar ka halwa is one of my favourites and have not heard about kala gajar. Loved this halwa...

  2. Wow what a classic halwa recipe from Kali gajar - the perfect sweet dish for me after all my meal!