9 Jul 2011

Carrot Halwa



           To tell you the truth I am not very fond of sweets or chocolates. An occasional bite is ok but not more than that. Oh no!!!!! I am not watching my calories. That is the last thing that I do when I cook or eat. I eat what I like but sweets are my last choice. Wait a minute, I am getting side tracked from this post.
           It is about Carrot halwa and not calorie counting or weight loss recipes :)


            This is my first trial of making halwa. I have not made one before, for that matter not any halwa. I have tasted it in some of the wedding feasts where it is always laden with sugar and ghee which makes it impossible to have more than one mouthful.

            I have come across a few recipes across the blogosphere which were awesome but I personally don't like the blunt sweet flavour of sugar.


            More over I had some condensed milk left over from a biscuit truffle recipe which would be posted very soon :)

            The results were superb .... Only after making the recipe I knew how easy it was to make a "Traditional Indian Dessert".


For the Halwa:
Carrots: 1 kg.
Whole milk: 1 litre.
Condensed milk: 6-8 tbsp.
Cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp.


Nutmeg powder: 1/2 tsp [optional]
Ghee: 2 tbsp.
Whole cashew: 12-15.
Raisins : 12-15.


1. Wash, peel and grate the carrots.
2.Place a large non stick kadaii on medium flame.
3.Add the milk and bring to a gentle boil.
4.Add the carrots and cardamom powder and mix well.


5.Simmer and keep stirring often until all the milk is absorbed and the carrots are cooked.
6.Add the condensed milk and mix well.
7.Keep in very low flame until the mixture thickens which will take around 5-10 minutes.
8.Melt ghee in a small pan and fry the cashews and raisins.


9.Add to the halwa along with the nutmeg powder.
10.Mix well and remove from flame.

Note: The sweetness from this amount of condensed milk is mild. Feel free to add more of it according to your preference.


Enjoy warm or cold. It is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla icecream.

Sending this to "Veggie/Fruit of the month - Carrots" , an event started by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan Recipes, guest hosted by me.



Enjoy....


Scribbled by Reva

59 comments:

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

wow..... mouthwatering recipe...this is my fav...looks absolutely delicious. Nice clicks too.

schmetterlingwords said...

Carrot halwa is one of my favourites too. My first try at making a sweet was carrot halwa. Using condensed milk instead of sugar is a great idea. Pictures are awesome as always. Excellent lighting!! :-)

Biny Anoop said...

Aesome clicks Reva...cud not ask for more....this is one of my fav as well...appreciate that uhave formed scoops that makes it look more delicious

Nithya said...

Sooper dooper delicious carrot halwa :) Those scoops of halwa are melting me here :)

Laxmi said...

My fav halwa.. looks perfect..

Laxmi said...

My fav halwa.. looks perfect..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A delicious traditional recipe...I love this with ice cream...hmmm...yum...Lovely clicks...

kankana said...

Gajar halwa is my anytime fav. Give me chocolate and gajar halwa .. i will pick gajar halwa. This looks lovely. I too have it in my blog :)

sangee vijay said...

Delicious halwa...I too want to try carrothalwa with condensed milk...looks so yummy ...awesome pictures n flower pic is noteable...

Santosh Bangar said...

excellent super dessert i like it very much

julie said...

Yummy halwa..always ma fav among halwas.. Superb clicks too..

Mélange said...

Wonderful,beautiful and aesthetic clicks..I loved them..Nice recipe too !

Lizy said...

I love the texture of this halwa. you can really see the shreds of carrot. a warm scoop of halwa with cold vanilla ice cream! too bad I don't have a sweet tooth...thanks for leaving a comment Reva.

Simply Life said...

what a great way to enjoy carrots

Priya Sreeram said...

so well done reva- I as always look at your clicks and forget everything else (:p) !

Deliah's Deli said...

nice clicks..i love carrots, especially raw ones. :)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Yumm...yumm carrot halwa.. my husband's favorite..

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Saras said...

Its always as run away recipes in my home..Delicious & superb click..

Vidhya said...

Halwa looks so tempting.

Ramya said...

Slurpp..with a scoop of vanilla ice cream it just way beyond perfect dessert!!

Vimitha Anand said...

Tempting clicks and the halwa looks rich and creamy...

Kaveri said...

Mmmmm....Carrot halwa looks mouthwatering...During the winters when carrots are in season...this halwa is a regular fare in our house

Now Serving said...

wow! love the close ups :) how inviting - nice post dear!

S.Menaga said...

குறைவான நெய்யில் சூப்பர்ர்ர் அல்வா!!

saffronstreaks said...

very tempting visuals of gajar halwa, my all time fav dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...yummm

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Pushpa said...

Gorgeous delicious carrot halwa.

Food Glorious Food! said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

divya said...

Perfect and tempting halwa.. looks absolutely inviting..

Amritha Kalyani said...

looks fantastic. lovely pics. very delicious...

hemalata said...

Wow mouthwatering carrot halwa looks so tempting and inviting.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice pics and carrot halwa looks delicious

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice clicks first of all,great effort! And yummy carrot halwa,what a colour!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Yummy carrot halwa..nice pics...another of my favorites and ur halwa looks absolutely mouthwatering.

Sayantani said...

You are so blessed Reva that you dont have a sweet tooth. that way you dont have deal with indulgences and excess fat...the halwa looks wonderful. gorgeous colour there.

Suja said...

Absolutely delicious and mouthwatering halwa

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Who would not love this bowl of lovely sweet. YUM!

Zareena said...

Lovely pics Reva. This is one of my fav. Mouthwatering and excellent presentation.

Suman Singh said...

Delicious carrot halwa..one of my favorite dessert..love the color, it looks so tempting!!

Prabhamani said...

Wow...nice clicks Reva!!!Luks sooo Tasty!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful pictures sweetheart!!! loved the flower and the halwa....lovely and yummy!!!

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

wow.... wonderful clicks and I should say u made me drool over it again and again:-)

Shanavi said...

my delicious..Love the mini blue lace buttons..Love the way u've scooped out the halwa for presentation..sooper

arthi said...

Hi Reva,
Congratz!!! You are the lucky winner of our "Quick and Easy Recipe Mela". We have featured your recipe and awarded you a badge. Please come and collect it.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Congrats Reva for quick and easy mela...celebrating already!!!! delicious looking carrot halwa..

aipi said...

Very very beautiful ~ you make a cool dessert all the more appetizing by your presentation,always a crowd-pleaser !
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Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowwww.... awesome shots... last snap of carrots, amazing dear..halwa looks super yummy :)

Mom Chef said...

awesome clicks Revathi.. :)

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Now Serving said...

congrats reva dear for the your Egg florentine win! well- deserved! cheers, priya

Prathima Shivraj said...

Delcious halwa, my all time fav, awesome clicks.

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

delicious halwa.super clicks too.

kothiyavunu.com said...

My all time fav halwa..looks so yum! Nice clicks!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks superb, the texture is really good :)

JishasKitchen said...

OMG...thats one beautiful carrot halwa...Your clicks made me drool, its so tempting...yum

Jay said...

love d brilliant clicks...awesome version reva..:)
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ANU said...

awesome dear...you just don't cook beautiful recipes but make it more appetizing with your wonderful clicks...

Rachu said...

beautiful clicks!!! halwa looks heavenly!

foodiecorner said...

That's a nice version of halwa with condensed milk.. Lovely snaps too..

Uma said...

Served in different way and tempting. perfect color.

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wow that's a lovely event..if you want to see your event news on Food blog plz mail me.


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