Thursday, January 6, 2011

Carrot Halwa

Happy New Year, one and all..... May this year bring all your dreams come true and be as sweet as possible.

Had made this carrot halwa sometime back, but hadn’t posted it. Very simple to make, this is one all time favorite sweet.

Here’s the recipe...

Carrot Halwa

Preparation time : 15 min
Cooking time : 20-30 min
Serves : 5-6

Carrot - 500 gm
Milk - ¾ cup
Sugar - 1 cup, adjust according to your taste
Ghee - 1 Tbsp
Raisins - 15 - 20
Cashews - 15 - 20
Khoya - ½ cup, optional

• Wash, peel and grate carrots
• In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 1 tbsp of ghee and add cashews and raisins
• Once done, add grated carrots and cook in milk till soft. You can cover the lid if using a pressure pan, to speed up the process. But make sure it is not overcooked
• Once cooked, add sugar and continue stirring
• Add remaining ghee to prevent sticking to the bottom

• If using khoya, add it and mix well
• Sauté for a few more minutes till the desired consistency is reached.

Tips n Tricks:

• Do not overcook the carrots
• The cashews and raisins can be toasted in ghee separately and added at the end, to retain their crunchiness

Sending this sweet and the rose to Create and Carve event


  1. Mouth watering recipe dear.... Fantastic clicks....

    Event: Dish Name Starts with E

  2. one of my fav,love to have this anytime...and perfect start for this year,...happy new year to you and your family...

  3. Happy New Year to you too!! Carrot halwa and winters go hand in hand and I simply adore this dessert with lots of nuts in it. Looks yumm, the carrot flower looks cute!!

  4. Absolutely delish and a beautiful carrot flower to boot!

  5. Hey,

    Yummy carrot halwa...One of my favorite sweets...:)

    Love the carving..:)


  6. Beautiful Blog Suma..Yummy halwa..Lovely clicks..


  7. Mouthwatering halwa with a cute presentation.


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