Gajar Ka Halwa without butter, cream or ghee

Just made the first Gajrela of the season without using any butter, cream or ghee and wanted to share the less fattening recipe with you all. Here is the recipe for my gajar ka halwa.

Ingredients

1/2 kg carrots, grated by the maid
2 liters milk, courtesy the ration
1/2 tin milkmaid, from the canteen
50 gms cashew nuts ground in the mixer to powder

Method

1. Boil the milk then cool it off. I left it overnight in the fridge. Then in the morning I removed the cream on top and set it to boil again. This is when I added the grated carrots.
2. Reduce the flame and let it simmer till the milk is almost evaporated. This is a long process and will take the better part of the morning. Set aside at least two hours for this and keep stirring the halwa so that nothing gets stuck to the bottom of the pan.
3. Now add the sweetened condensed milk and stir it in well. Most of the moisture would have evaporated by now and the mixture will be a bit sticky and fluid.
4. Add the cashew nut powder and mix it well. The halwa will absorb the powder and there you go. Its ready to serve.

One of the reasons I powder the dry fruit is because my boys don't want to chew on them. If your family prefers the crunchy taste of roasted dry fruit, feel free to add them.

Hope you enjoy your Gajar ka Halwa!

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