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Halua is also called Halwa. It was originated in the Middle East. It is a type of confectionery. It is usually cooked with grain flour, ghee and sugar. But today's carrot halua will be cooked with carrot, milk and sugar etc. It is a very popular dish at many receptions.
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For making khoya:
- 1litre milk
- 1/2 cup of sugar (optional)
For frying dry fruits:
- 1 tablespoon of ghee
- 1/4 cup of cashew nut
- 1/4 cup of almond nut
- 1/4 cup of raisins
For cooking carrot halua:
- 1 kilogram grated carrot
- 3 tablespoons of ghee
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of warm milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder
1. Pour milk into a pan and keep boiling it on medium flame until it gets a quarter of its original quantity.
2. Optionally, add sugar into the pan to quickly thicken the milk into the paste called khoya and keep it aside to cool down.
3. In another pan, pour ghee and add cashew nuts, almond nuts and raisins to fry them for a minute on medium flame.
4. After frying them for a minute on medium flame, take them out into a plate from the pan. Cut them after cooling down and keep them aside.
5. Pour ghee into the same pan. Add grated carrot into the pan and mix them well.
6. Cover the pan with a lid and cook it for about 20 minutes on medium flame.
7. Remove the lid from the pan and stir the grated carrot every 10 minutes.
8. After cooking for about 20 minutes on medium flame, add warm milk into the pan. Mix them well and cook for about 10 minutes again.
9. After cooking for about 10 minutes again on medium flame, add sugar, fried fruits, cardamom powder and khoya into the pan.
10. Mix them well and cook for about 15 minutes once again(cook more if needed).
11. After cooking for about 15 minutes, take out the carrot halua into a plate.
12. It is now time for you to serve the carrot halua to the guests.