As the winter is here, we clap our hands!
We get Gajar ka Halwa, we clap our hands!
We eat Gajar ka Halwa, and our face surely shows it,
we get happy in the winters, we clap our hands!
Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, a foodie or not, Gajar ka Halwa is one thing that all of us desperately wait for as the winter steps in.
Winter is all about cold breeze, quilted blankets, and sweet& warm feel that satisfies the soul as you have that first bite of Gajar ka Halwa. This Indian delicacy was introduced during the Mughal period.
The traditional recipe of gajar ka halwa originally contains grated carrots, milk, sugar and ghee. But, there have been some innovations in the due course of time. You can add cardamom to make it more flavorful or khoya to give it a more mouth melting texture.
This scrumptious, rich and aromatic dish is the yummiest seasonal treats of the year. Made with the goodness of fresh carrots, milk, ghee and nuts, it is a tempting way to include healthy nutrients in our diet.
Although sugar is termed as diabolic now, gajar ka halwa sure has some very nutritious benefits of its own.
Carrots are loaded with excellent nutrients like potassium, antioxidants and vitamin A which aids eye health. Beta-carotene in carrots promotes good health. Antioxidants help protect cells from damage and may help prevent chronic conditions related to the heart.
Milk in the gajar ka halwa provides calcium and proteins. Ghee, on the other hand, boosts immunity and makes you feel warm from within. Even the nuts used to garnish the halwa are packed with vitamin E that is good for the health of blood and brain.
Gajar ka Halwa in winter winds.