How to prepare carrot halwa – carrot sweet

Ingredients for carrot halwa
Ingredients for carrot halwa

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 40 min
Serves 4


Ingredients:

250g Carrots

500ml Milk

50g Sugar

2tbsp Ghee or unsalted butter

1/4 tsp cardamom powder

Roasted cashew nuts and almonds, to garnish


Method of preparation:

  1. Scrape the carrots and grate it.
  2. Pour milk into a heavy based saucepan or a non-stick pan. Add grated carrot and cardamom powder. Bring it to boil.
  3. Cook until the milk is absorbed.
  4. Add sugar. Once the mixture becomes dry, add gee and stir it for another 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with roasted cashew nuts.
  6. Serve hot or you can keep it in the refrigerator and serve.





Tips:

  • Stir the mixture in medium heat.
  • You can adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.

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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

I love carrot halwa and have also written a recipe hub on it. Thanks for sharing it.


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Hunbbel Meer 5 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

Yes in Pakistan, this dish holds so much importance. I am from Pakistan too :)


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Looks wonderful! Sounds like something I need to surprise guests with soon. :) Thanks!


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Vishaaa 5 years ago from Somewhere on this earth.. Author

This dessert was introduced to me by one of my Pakistani friend. She is a great cook. I learnt it from her.

Thanks Meer, Amy for writing here.


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Hunbbel Meer 5 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

This one (Gajar ka halwa :P lol) is my most favorite dessert. Thank you :P


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amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

Looks delicious! Can't wait to make it. Thanks!


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Vishaaa 5 years ago from Somewhere on this earth.. Author

Thanks Toknow & Ruchi for placing your valuable comments. I'll definitely post some more delicious recipes. Keep reading my hubs.


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

the picture makes the halwa extra delicious :) I usually also add some mawa or thick cream to the cooked and soft halwa...that gives consistency to it and making it extra delicious :)


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Sounds delicious. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more of your recipes.


The Dirt Farmer 5 years ago

Thanks, Vishaaa! I'll give it a try this weekend and then let you how it turns out.


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Vishaaa 5 years ago from Somewhere on this earth.. Author

Hi, you can simply melt the butter, skim off the foam that forms as the water dissolves, and leave the milk solids behind. You can use a table spoon for skimming the foam from the top.

But the main reason to instruct to use Ghee, the traditional preparation method and ingredient contains Ghee. You can use clarified butter as it will not burn in the high temperature.

If you still finding difficult in making clarified butter, you can simply use the normal butter but make sure you stir it often and keep it in very low temperature.

Share your feedback once you prepare this sweet. All the very best.


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The Dirt Farmer 5 years ago from United States

I love this dessert in restaurants but have never made it. Am going to give your recipe a try. If I clarify the butter myself by melting it and skimming the milk solids off, will it be the same as Ghee?

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