Gajar ka Halwa

I’ve spoiled my family with homemade Pakistani cooking almost every single night. While I don’t mind it, I’m always on the hunt for new and exciting recipes that might satisfy everyone’s palate!

I have a slow cooker and my first thought was to make chili. But, I’m pretty sure my crew will not eat it. So now what?

I’ve made kheer and gajar ka halwa. These are definitely NOT up my alley. I’m not a Pakistani sweets girl. Give me chocolate cake any day of the week! These are for Chaudhry (not his real name), who loves a good old-fashioned “sweet dish”.

Gajar ka Halwa
Not the most beautiful pic, but hubs and father in law enjoyed it!

There are lots of great gajar ka halwa recipes online, but here is the one that worked best for me. I’m sure I’ll end up tweaking it at some point.

10 carrots, grated

2 cans of evaporated milk

1/2 cup of whole milk

2 cans of sweetened condensed milk

 

I don’t add any sugar, because the sweetened condensed milk is quite sweet. If you would like to add sugar, I would remove one can of condensed milk and add 1/2 a cup of sugar.

 

I add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on high for 8 hours. If the halwa gets dried before then, just add a little more milk. Once the halwa is done, sauté in a little bit of ghee for 5 minutes. This adds shine and flavor to the halwa.

Serve with slice almonds or pistachios for decoration. (Obviously, I didn’t get that far, since hubs devoured it before I could get to the store for the add ons!)

 

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