The usual carrots are Orange in color but the Gajar is like a reddish/pink carrot and is not available throughout the year, at least in Hyderabad. It is only available towards the last two months of a year. For the rest of the year, Carrot ka Halwa will be the substitute. So, here I am presenting the real Gajar ka Halwa. Ingredients & making is same for both the Halwas. Some even make Beetroot ka Halwa, just substitute Carrot/Gajar with Beetroot.
Grate Gajar and pan-fry it in small portions using Ghee (Clarified butter) till the color of the grated Gajar changes.
Now in the same pan, add all the fried Gajar & milk. Allow it to cook and meanwhile grind the cardamoms & fry whatever nuts you have got. Now, add sugar & keep stirring the Gajar so that it doesn’t get stick to the bottom of the pan & burn. When the milk is almost done, add Khoya & let it cook for some more time till you are sure that all the water content is evaporated. You can taste it to see if the raw taste of Gajar is gone; if so, you can be sure that it is cooked. Add cardamom powder & fried nuts and mix well before switching the heat off. Let it cool down & savor it… you will feel like a King