Gajar Ka Halwa/ Carrot Halwa ~ Microwave Method

The other day, I was just thinking to myself… being a working mother makes me miss a lot of little joys in life. It is not that I am not enjoying my current life. I do love being super busy and having no time on hand, which gives me hardly any free time to think about anything but at times I crave for some leisure time. The time when the kids and the HD is off to their respective morning places and I could sit in the hall with my big mug filled with hot chai, slowly sipping on them and thinking about sweet nothings… Eagerly awaiting the kids’ warm hugs and kisses when they come back from school… Serving them lunch and putting them off to nap… Being with them when they are at home… In fact, I miss that time. My girls are growing up so fast that sometimes I feel I am falling behind on catching up on their growth. I hate my lack of time and patience with them, especially when millions of things are playing up in my mind – the dinner, the breakfast for the next day, the laundry, the beds, the cleaning, the sleeping… At times I hint to HD as to how much I would love to be at home. Yes, the grass is always greener on the other side. Being a Muslim and a Malayalee too, I know that I am an envied figure to many women, but I guess all of us have this interest of getting off the mad rush, of settling down to ourselves and being our own boss, rather than the number crunching and the human dealing, which may satisfy mentally but drains emotionally… When women tell me they want to work, I ask them, “Why? For the money? You lose out on so many things because of that money…” πŸ™‚ Maybe I sound selfish, but that’s how it is…

 

I guess I was getting a tad bit emotional so a classic dessert to pep me up… Gajar Ka Halwa is a home favorite. Rasha loves to grate carrots so she would do that without any complaints. The only thing I have to do is to make them. I have already shared my go-to recipe and this time, I am sharing you about how to make it in the microwave. I was sceptical whether it would give the texture I like, since I like to see my carrots all nicely mashed up and surprisingly, it did turn out to be a lovely halwa! We enjoyed it post dinner nice and warm…Β Recipe adapted from here

 

 

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Gajar Ka Halwa/ Carrot Halwa ~ Microwave Method

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 500 gm carrots peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • For garnish:
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp almonds crushed

Instructions

  • Heat ghee for 30 seconds in microwave.
  • Add the carrots, mix well. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  • Now add the milk and microwave for 6 minutes, stirring after every two minutes.
  • Add the cardamom and sugar and microwave for 20 to 25 minutes till done, depending upon how much "bite" you need! I microwaved for 25 minutes. Stir 2-3 times in .
  • Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Heat ghee in another bowl for 30 seconds. Add the crushed almonds and microwave for 3 minutes. Pour this on halwa and stir. Dig in... yum!

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  1. I call women like you who are multitasking everyday as *superwoman*

    *cheers*

    That looks delicious halwa!!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Farheen…

  2. awww, such a sweet post. How fast kids grow, i dont know yet to experience motherhood:)
    Love carrot halwa πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Shweta… πŸ™‚

  3. I know how hard it is to manage both official and personal things,…Delicious halwa dear

    1. Thank you so much Farin…

  4. looks delicious and quick too.

    1. Thanks a lot Linsy…

  5. My favourite dessert!!! Very yummy!!

    1. Thanks a lot Suja…

  6. Love carrot halwa, Rafee it's always good to read your beautiful stories

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

  7. This recipe for sure help working women.Delicious halwa.

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  8. Wow….such fast carrot halwa…… delicious one……….. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  9. This is one of my favourite desserts but it take so long to make..microwaving is a great alternative!

    1. Thank you so much Asiya…

  10. quick and easy yet delicious dessert…. my fav too dear πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Sherin… πŸ™‚

  11. salute to a super active woman….

    1. Thanks a lot Smitha…

  12. Awesome post Rafeeda. Pleasure to read your stories associated .. Gajar ka halwa in microwave.. super!

    1. Thank you so much Sandhya…

  13. yes super active:)i too like that one rafee:)now sitting without much work is like boring.yummy halwa dear

    1. Sometimes the super activity is draining, Ramya… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot dear…

  14. I am a big fan of this halwa…making it in the microwave would shoo off my laziness to make it more often

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

    1. Thanks a lot Gloria…

  15. beautifully done halwa πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Monu… πŸ™‚

  16. Easy & quick method…….. looks tasty!

    1. Thanks a lot Sony…

  17. Like this shortcut microwave version of gajar halwa. Perfectly made rafee. love the outcome.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  18. Its my fav too.this Version luks gud..vl try sum time..

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

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