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How to prepare carrot halwa – carrot sweet

Updated on February 11, 2017
Ingredients for carrot halwa
Ingredients for carrot halwa

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves 4 People

Ingredients

  • 250g Carrots
  • 500ml Milk
  • 50g Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom
  • Roasted Cashews & Almonds for Garnishing

Instructions

  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. 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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      Susan 4 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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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

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

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

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

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      Vishaaa 6 years ago from Somewhere on this earth..

      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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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 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 6 years ago from Chicago IL

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

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      Vishaaa 6 years ago from Somewhere on this earth..

      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 6 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 6 years ago

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

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      The Dirt Farmer 6 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 6 years ago from Somewhere on this earth..

      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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      Jill Spencer 6 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?