Sunday, 20 June 2010

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Since it was Father's Day, I decided to make carrot Halwa - a dish I have never made before. The recipe was fun to make and I felt good that it turned out great.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

140 grams of freshly grated carrots
1/2 cup milk
1/2 full cream
70 grams sugar ( Try using 60 grams and only add extra if you think the halwa needs to be sweeter.)
4 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
6 or 7 almonds sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground cardommon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1.   Pour 2-3 tablespoons of melted butter in a saucepan and stirfry the carrot pulp.

2.   Cook for 6-7 minutes.  The carrots should get soft and slightly darker.

3.   Add the milk and cream and cook this on low heat for an hour stirring occassionally.  You van use milk on its own but adding the cream just makes the halwa creamier.   I rotated my cooking on electric mark 1 and then on 2 until the milk got absorbed. Patience is the name of the game.

4.  Now add the sugar and keep stirring the mixture.

5.  Add the ground cardommon, nutmeg and half the sliced almonds.

6.  Add the remaining melted butter and keep stirring until all the liquid have been absorbed and the halwa starts to leave the saucepan sides.

7.  Remove to a serving dish. 

8.  I posted a picture below with no garnishing so you can see how lovely the halwa looks.

9.     Garnish it with the remaining sliced almonds.

10.   Serve warm on its own or with cream or Icecream.

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  1. Carrot halwa looks really delicious and mouth watering.Shall I drop by for a taste?? Good use of the carrot remains after juicing.

  2. Gajar halwa looks fabulous and so very tempting! First time here you have a lovely space...

  3. One of my fav sweet dish, love to have this with icecream and your pic is really very tempting mina

  4. Hi,
    Awesome and rich gajar halwa, looks so delicious and nice clicks...feel like to grab and eat!!

    Have a nice day!

  5. Hi Mina new to your page and spent almost the last half n hour going through your amazing collection of vegetarian recipes. loved the muthia in curries. this one is my most favourite sweet dish and you made it looking incredibly scrumptious.

  6. lovely and awesome gajar ka halwa.

  7. Thats really a worth of a carrot..halwa looks fabulous...glad to follow you.

  8. Lovely dish Mina,Thanks for sending it to the event


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