Time for this lovely dessert.
Usually one makes carrot halwa with the regular red carrots which we get in India in winters. In Awadhi cuisine we get a mention of Kali Gajar ka halwa or black carrot halwa. Very few sweet shops in Lucknow like Radheylal do make this halwa. This halwa is made traditionally without milk. Here a recipe is being given which is different from the traditional one – it uses milk, gur or jaggery in place of sugar and spices.
Kali Gajar (Black carrot) – 500 grams
Condensed Milk – 1/2 tin of milkmaid or Amul Mithai mate (around 200 gms)
Gur or Jaggery – around 20 gms (it can be reduced or increased depending on the sweetness you want)
Cardamom (Choti Iliachi) – 5-6 pods
Cinnamon – 1 stick of 1/2 inch
Cloves – 4-5
Cashew Nut – 10-15 pieces
Almond – 15-20 pieces
Raisins – 20-30 pieces
Ghee (Clarified Butter)…
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