Carrot Halwa Preparation

Carrot Halwa is a delicious dessert of South India. In north, it is called as Gajjar Ki Halwa. It is a sweet dessert and easy to prepare. When I get carrot in abundance I prepare this delicious sweet and keep at home.

Carrot is rich in vitamins and can be eaten as raw in salads, and cooked as delicious recipes. Carrot contain carotene, a chemical that is converted into vitamin A by the body, it helps prevent night blindness. It has several health benefits, and including this wonder vegetable in your regular vegetable shopping is a great idea. Here, I'm showing how to make a sweet dessert with this bright orange color vegetable.

Items required

  • Carrot - 1/2 kg.
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Milk - 500 ml
  • Cashew nuts - 15
  • Cardom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee - 3 table spoon
  • Wallnuts - 10 (Optional)

Method of preparation

  • Wash the carrot well and scrape its outer skin.
  • Grate the carrots preferably in a grater. (If grater is not available use the mixie).
  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan, add the grated carrots and the milk.
  • Cook well until the milk gets absorbed into the carrot and it becomes very soft.
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder, 1 tb.spoon ghee. Keep stirring and see that it doesn't get burnt.
  • Once it is done transfer to a serving bowl.
  • In a kadai, add the remaining ghee and fry the cashew nuts and walnuts until semi brown in color.
  • Pour the fried cashew nuts and walnuts along with the ghee to the halwa and garnish it.
  • Now your carrot halwa is ready to use. Enjoy the delicious South Indian delight.

    P.S: Some people add mawa or milk cream to make it more delicious, and some others use custard milk instead of ordinary milk.


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