This is my first Instructable in the food section, and I am happy to begin with 'Gajar ka Halva'. I wouldn't be bragging if I say it is the most favorite dessert in India!! And as a student living abroad, making home delicacies is a great way to celebrate festivals, cherish home memories and invite friends home for some fun..
I just made the halva last week and it turned out to be as good as Mom's recipe!
Also, for those who would want to try making some Indian dessert, there is nothing more easy and equally delicious than this! So read on and gear up for making some!
Just as we begin, for all those wondering what the name 'Gajar ka Halva' means, Gajar = Carrot (in Hindi) and Halva = common name given to a lotta Asian desserts. And since there are many many different kinds of them, I may fail to characterize them compared to other desserts, but there's a Wiki Page for all those curious about the Semantics !
- As most Indian desserts are, this one is a pure Vegetarian dessert.
- It requires super simple and few ingredients [Carrots, Milk, Sugar, Creme, Butter.. yes thats it!]
- Needless to say, it is super delicious!
- All it needs is a lil lil patience.. but believe me, it is all worth the wait!!