Friday, February 3, 2012

Making Yummy Gajrella

I love Gajrella... it is probably one of my most favorite desserts (well... after chocolates and ice cream... oh and cakes... lol). When we still had our beloved Cow (her name was "Cow" -- go ahead and laugh), we had more milk than we knew what to do with so we made a lot of stuff to eat and Gajrella was one of them.

Gajrella (or Gajar ka Halwa) is made from grated carrots cooked in milk. There are many people who make it other ways but we always cook the carrot in milk. So here is our simple (yet incredibly yummy) recipe for a great dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 2 liters of full cream milk
  • 1 kg carrots
  • 250 grams of sugar (you can use less or more depending on your sweet tooth)
  • 50 grams Cashews (crushed or simply crumbled into bits)
  • 50 grams Almonds  (crushed or simply crumbled into bits)
  • 50 grams Raisins (seedless)

Instructions:

wash the carrots and dry them before grating (make sure you remove those hairy tendrils) 

grate the carrots and put into a large pot 



pour all the milk and stir a little


put onto the stove on medium heat
allow to cook for about 20 minutes (keeping the ladle that you use to stir in the pot helps to avoid having the milk boil over)

add the nuts, raisins, and sugar (adding them at this stage helps to soften the nuts so it won't be so jarring to the teeth when you eat the dessert

cook until the mixture is only mildly moist (stirring occasionally)
remove from heat and allow to cool


The Gajrella is now ready to serve. It can be eaten hot or cold (we love it cold) and can be decorated by crushed nuts on top.


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