To begin with, wash 500gms of carrots and peel them. Grate them with a big hole handheld grater for the better texture of halwa.
Secondly, cook grated carrots in a non-tick pan with 2 cups of full-fat milk.
In addition, keep stirring the carrots in between to avoid sticking the mixture at the bottom and sides. After 12-15 minutes, milk is almost evaporated,
Now add 6 tbsp sugar and mix.
Sugar will leave the water. Reduce the mixture by cooking and stirring.
Next, add 3 tbsp ghee. Cook the mixture in ghee (clarified butter).
Additionally, take 14 golden raisins, 14 cashews, 14 pistachios. Cut cashews and pistachios lengthwise. Keep 9-10 nuts aside for garnishing at the final stage.
Next, add the remaining nuts to the carrots mixture. Nuts will be roasted in the ghee along with the carrots.
Additionally, add 1 tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
Further, crumble 100 gm of khoya(unsweetened) and cook it with the carrots, put the flame on low while adding and mixing khoya.
You will see the khoya melting and combining with the carrots. Next add, few strands of saffron
Switch of the gas as delicious gajar ka halwa is ready.
You can enjoy the gajar halwa warm or chilled as per your preference. Garnish with more nuts to make it look more tempting.