Using your fingers, crush the mava/khoya into a rough powder.
Method to Make Gajar ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa
In a heavy-bottomed vessel, over medium heat, melt the ghee.
Add the broken cashew nuts and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the grated carrots and sauté for 5 minutes.
Add the milk and mix well.
Over medium heat, cook till the carrot turns soft and tender.
When the milk has been nearly completely absorbed, add the mava, sugar, and crushed cardamom seeds.
Cook till the sugar is melted and the milk is completely absorbed.
Serve warm or chilled. :-)
You can replace the mava and sugar with 200 gms of sweetened condensed milk (I use Milkmaid or Mithai Mate).You can add almonds, pistachios, and raisins to the halwa to make it richer.Do not add the mava, sugar or condensed milk till the very end, else the carrot will not cook easily and the halwa will stick to the kadai and burn.