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Mini Gajar Halwa Pies

Mini Gajar Halwa Pies
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Christmas is coming ,time for making a pie.Why not go for a fusion of
flavours combining the European and Indian seasonal favorites.These mini gajar halwa
pies do justice to the season in the best possible way.The pie is soft ,yet crispy
,and a bite will give you the best seasonal flavors of India ,a gooey center
with,the sweetness of carrot,rich texture of thickened milk and aroma of clarified
butter. I used vanilla for a twist in  flavor but you can try with the
traditional cardamom as well.Try these ,kids will just love it and for a change you
don’t need a spoon to relish your halwa.
Ingredients

Pie crust

  1. Refined flour 2 cups
  2. Butter 3/4th cup (around 50 gms) chilled
  3. A pinch of Salt
  4. 1 tbsp of sugar
  5. Chilled water 4 to 6 tbsp
Carrot halwa pie

pie dough

Carrot halwa pie

Circular disk cut

 Filling

  1. 500 gms of carrot grated
  2. condensed milk 200 gm
  3. clarified butter 1/2 cup
  4. Sugar 1 cup
  5. Raisins 1/2 cup
  6. chopped dried fruit mix(Almonds ,cashewnuts,pistachios
  7. Vanilla  / cardamom powder 1 tsp

Instructions

Making the crust

  1. Pour heaped flour on a plate.
  2. Make a well in the center
  3. Add butter cubes
  4. Mix the  flour with butter till it forms a crumbly mixture
  5. Add chilled water and slowly with your fingers form a firm dough.
  6. Allow the dough to rest covered.

Preparing the filling

  1. fry the grated carrots in ghee,lightly
  2. Add condensed milk and mix.
  3. Add raisins and dry fruits.
  4. Cook till the mixture does not leave the sides of the pan.
  5. Add sugar and mix till the sugar caramelizes and gives a nice color to the halwa.
  6. Allow to cool

Assembling the pie

  1. Make small balls from the dough and flatten to form a thin bread with a rolling pin.
  2. cut small circular disks.
  3. Line the muffin pans with the disks and blind bake for 20 minutes at 200 degrees.
  4. Fill with the mixture cover with another disk and again bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees till the top gets alittle brown.
  5. Cool them at room temperature.
  6. Serve immediately or you can store for 7 days in the refrigerator.
Carrot halwa pie

Muffin cub lined with crust ready for blind baking

Carrot halwa pie

Carrot halwa pie

Carrot halwa pie

Carrot halwa pie

Filling

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Mini gajar halwa pies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 30 mins
 

"Gajar halwa" a popular sweet prepared in almost all states of India during the Winter,Filled into mini pie crusts and baked

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 6 pies
Author: indrani
Ingredients
Pie crust
  • Refined flour 2 cups
  • Butter 3/4th cup (around 50 gms) chilled
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • Chilled water 4 to 6 tbsp
Filling
  • 500 gms of carrot grated
  • condensed milk 200 gm
  • clarified butter 1/2 cup
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Raisins 1/2 cup
  • chopped dried fruit mix(Almonds ,cashewnuts,pistachios
  • Vanilla  / cardamom powder 1 tsp
Instructions
Making the crust
  1. Pour heaped flour on a plate.
  2. Make a well in the center
  3. Add butter cubes
  4. Mix the  flour with butter till it forms a crumbly mixture
  5. Add chilled water and slowly with your fingers form a firm dough.
  6. Allow the dough to rest covered.
Preparing the filling
  1. fry the grated carrots in ghee,lightly
  2. Add condensed milk and mix.
  3. Add raisins and dry fruits.
  4. Cook till the mixture does not leave the sides of the pan.
  5. Add sugar and mix till the sugar caramelizes and gives a nice color to the halwa.
  6. Allow to cool
Assembling the pie
  1. Make small balls from the dough and flatten to form a thin bread with a rolling pin.
  2. cut small circular disks.
  3. Line the muffin pans with the disks and blind bake for 20 minutes at 200 degrees.
  4. Fill with the mixture cover with another disk and again bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees till the top gets alittle brown.
  5. Cool them at room temperature.
  6. Serve immediately or you can store for 7 days in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

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