Sunday, September 12, 2010

Carrot Halwa

Happy Vinayaga Shaturti to my lovely readers. Hope you had your share of modak (Kolukatai). In our house we had a potluck dinner. Everyone got a different sweet and I choose to make carrot halwa. I do not make too much sweets but carrot halwa is an exception. With juicy carrots, milk, and ghee how could one possibly go wrong. I absolutely love this dish. This recipe to me is pretty versatile too. You can kind of play around with the measurements and still end up with a lovely sweet. Here is how I did it.

- 2 cups of shredded carrots
- 1/4 cup sugar (adjust this to the sweetness of your carrots.)
- 11/2 tbsp ghee (reserve 1/4 tsp to fry cashwes)
- pinch of cardamom
- few cashews (or any nut of your choice) for garnish.

1. In a heavy bottom vessel add ghee and once it melts add your carrots and cook till they become soft.
2. Meanwhile heat your milk. I used a big microwave vessel and heated it for about 15 minutes. Stir this in between so it does not boil over.
3. Once the carrots are soft add the milk and cook it till most of the milk evaporates. Takes about 5- 7 minutes
4. Add the sugar and mix it. The sugar melts and gives the carrots a glistening color. Cook it for another 3-4 minutes. Add cardamom and mix well. Turn off the heat.
5. In a small pan add the reserved 1/4 tsp ghee and fry your cashews till it becomes golden brown.

Garnish your carrot halwa with your cashews. The cool thing about this dish is it tastes pretty good both at room temperature or hot. Enjoy!



Fabulous looking carrot halwa..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

wishing you the same dear, the halwa looks beautiful and delish.


wow wow carrot halwa looks so delicious ...yummy


Vanamala Hebbar

wow nice fav

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