Monday, March 26, 2012

Carrot Halwa

We had guests this weekend, one of our close family friends. They were in the area to visit a kids’ theme park and spent a night with us. We took them to the beach, came home and chatted late into the night. Overall, we had a really nice time. Food was of course part of the evening and for dessert, we had carrot halwa. 
Grated carrots – 4 cups
Milk – 1 ¾ -2 cups
Sugar – 1 ½ cups
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Ghee (clarified butter) – 2 tbsps
Cashews & Raisins for garnish
Add the milk and carrots to a heavy bottomed vessel, like a pressure cooker, and cook until the carrots are completely cooked. This will take about 10-12 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, add the sugar and 1½ tbsps ghee and keep cooking for another 20-25 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Keep stirring to avoid burning. Take the vessel off the stove and add the cardamom powder.
Heat ½ tbsp ghee in a small pan and add the cashew nuts and raisins. Toast until the cashews are light golden brown and the raisins are plump. Garnish the halwa with the nuts and raisins and serve warm or cold. Bon Appétit. 

Thanks Divya from Divya's Culinary Journey

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  1. One of my all time favorites........just had a big bowl of carrot halwa. However, it was store bought. I'm sure yours must have been a lot better.

  2. Delicious Halwa!!
    Do visit my blog.. Got an award for you!!

  3. Thanks Sadaf...try this one it's really simple.

    Thanks Divya, will definitely do.

    Thanks Sobha :-)

    Thank you Anu :-)

  4. awesome n delicious halwa all time fav.

  5. I love gajar ka halwa. My mom makes the bestest halwa, she adds mava powder along with the nuts.
    Love Ash.

  6. Ash, your mom's version definitely sounds delicious.

  7. AWW, thanks so much ladies! this means a lot to me!

  8. Thanks Julie :-)

    Niv, it is our pleasure :-)

  9. Thanks ladies!

    And the carrot halwa looks yumm :)

  10. You are welcome Renuka :-) and thanks for your comment!

  11. Thanks for the award. You guys are really very kind on me.
    Love Ash.

  12. The feeling is mutual Ash..enjoy your award :-)

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    I hope to see you there!
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