Ramadan recipe: Gajar halwa

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Ingredients (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml): 1.5 kg grated carrots, 6 tbsp Aseel ghee, 8 to 9 cardamoms, 1 tin sweetened condensed milk, sugar as required and optional, ½ cup cashews, 1/4 to 1/2 cup golden raisins, 1 bowl full cream milk. | Method: 1. Rinse, peel and grate the carrots with a hand held grater or in a food processor. 2. Heat ghee in a kadai or thick bottomed deep pan. Add the grated carrots. 3. Saute the carrots till they turn tender and are cooked. Keep on stirring in intervals while sautéing the carrots. Add a bowl of full cream milk and simmer. 4. Then add the condensed milk. 5. Stir very well and add the cardamom powder, cashews and raisins. 6. Stir again and simmer the halwa on a low flame stirring often, till the mixture dries up and reduces. 7. Check the taste and if required, you can add some sugar. i did not add any sugar as the taste was perfect for us. 8. Serve gajar halwa hot or warm or chilled.

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