Easy Carrot Dessert: Carrot Halwa Recipe
Carrot Halwa is an Easy to Make Dessert!
During winter, we get juicy, bright orange, and red-colored carrots in abundance. It is irresistible not to make carrot halwa in this season. Making halwa doesn't require serious planning as such.
Carrot halwa is an authentic sweet dish that continues to be popular even in the present generation. We make it on occasions like birthdays, festivals, parties, picnics, etc.
You can store this sweet for a few days at room temperature. Afterward, it can be stored in the refrigerator for at least a week. Store it in an airtight container.
Carrot halwa is creamy in texture. It is rich in milk solids. Using less ghee in the recipe makes it fatless.
This halwa is high in vitamin A, B-6, calcium, iron, and dietary fiber. Eating carrots has numerous health benefits. The soft texture of the halwa has a good mouth-feel. It makes you eat more. We get carrot halwa even in restaurants in India. It is considered an incredibly delicious dessert.
I have seen young girls choose to make carrot halwa as their first sweet-making venture. Easy and simple to cook carrot halwa is a favorite of everyone. Mostly, carrot halwa turns out proper even for the new hands.
- 1 1/2 cups carrot, grated
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sugar, as per taste
- 4-5 cardamom, crushed
- 3 teaspoons ghee
- 3 teaspoons milk cream, fresh/frozen Or use khoya
- 2 teaspoons khova/khoya/milk solids, Use either milk cream or khoya, any one of these
- 15 pieces Cashew nuts
- 15 raisins
- Wash carrots, remove the outer skin (optional). Grate them. Add milk to it. Cook in a pressure cooker till two whistles. This pre-cooking helps in reducing the total cook time.
- Heat two teaspoons of ghee in a deep bottom pan. Roast the cashew nuts and raisins till they change color. Remove on a plate. Let the remaining ghee be in the pan.
- Add the carrot-milk mixture to the pan. Boil till it becomes almost dry. Add sugar. Stir occasionally to take care that the content does not burn in the bottom. Let the fire be medium high, till the water evaporates from the content. Afterward, reduce the flame. Add khoya or milk cream, which ever is your choice. See that you are adding any one of them. Mash khoya with a spoon. Let it cook slowly. Mix well.
- Add roasted cashew nuts, raisins, and cardamom powder. Simmer until the mixture comes together like a lump. Add one teaspoon ghee. Turn off heat when the halwa looks dry yet a little juicy. Don't make the mixture too dry.
- Transfer carrot halwa to a serving bowl. Enjoy eating anytime you wish!
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||27|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 3 g||5%|
|Carbohydrates 31 g||10%|
|Sugar 16 g|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 8 g||16%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 12 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|