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.
Scribbled by Reva
wow..... mouthwatering recipe...this is my fav...looks absolutely delicious. Nice clicks too.
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!! :-)
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
Sooper dooper delicious carrot halwa :) Those scoops of halwa are melting me here :)
My fav halwa.. looks perfect..
My fav halwa.. looks perfect..
A delicious traditional recipe...I love this with ice cream...hmmm...yum...Lovely clicks...
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 :)
Delicious halwa...I too want to try carrothalwa with condensed milk...looks so yummy ...awesome pictures n flower pic is noteable...
excellent super dessert i like it very much
Yummy halwa..always ma fav among halwas.. Superb clicks too..
Wonderful,beautiful and aesthetic clicks..I loved them..Nice recipe too !
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.
what a great way to enjoy carrots
so well done reva- I as always look at your clicks and forget everything else (:p) !
nice clicks..i love carrots, especially raw ones. :)
Yumm...yumm carrot halwa.. my husband's favorite..
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Its always as run away recipes in my home..Delicious & superb click..
Halwa looks so tempting.
Slurpp..with a scoop of vanilla ice cream it just way beyond perfect dessert!!
Tempting clicks and the halwa looks rich and creamy...
Mmmmm....Carrot halwa looks mouthwatering...During the winters when carrots are in season...this halwa is a regular fare in our house
wow! love the close ups :) how inviting - nice post dear!
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very tempting visuals of gajar halwa, my all time fav dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...yummm
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Gorgeous delicious carrot halwa.
Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!
Perfect and tempting halwa.. looks absolutely inviting..
looks fantastic. lovely pics. very delicious...
Wow mouthwatering carrot halwa looks so tempting and inviting.
Nice pics and carrot halwa looks delicious
Nice clicks first of all,great effort! And yummy carrot halwa,what a colour!
Yummy carrot halwa..nice pics...another of my favorites and ur halwa looks absolutely mouthwatering.
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.
Absolutely delicious and mouthwatering halwa
Who would not love this bowl of lovely sweet. YUM!
Lovely pics Reva. This is one of my fav. Mouthwatering and excellent presentation.
Delicious carrot halwa..one of my favorite dessert..love the color, it looks so tempting!!
Wow...nice clicks Reva!!!Luks sooo Tasty!!
Beautiful pictures sweetheart!!! loved the flower and the halwa....lovely and yummy!!!
wow.... wonderful clicks and I should say u made me drool over it again and again:-)
my delicious..Love the mini blue lace buttons..Love the way u've scooped out the halwa for presentation..sooper
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Congrats Reva for quick and easy mela...celebrating already!!!! delicious looking carrot halwa..
Very very beautiful ~ you make a cool dessert all the more appetizing by your presentation,always a crowd-pleaser !
wowwww.... awesome shots... last snap of carrots, amazing dear..halwa looks super yummy :)
awesome clicks Revathi.. :)
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Delcious halwa, my all time fav, awesome clicks.
delicious halwa.super clicks too.
My all time fav halwa..looks so yum! Nice clicks!
wow, that looks superb, the texture is really good :)
OMG...thats one beautiful carrot halwa...Your clicks made me drool, its so tempting...yum
love d brilliant clicks...awesome version reva..:)
awesome dear...you just don't cook beautiful recipes but make it more appetizing with your wonderful clicks...
beautiful clicks!!! halwa looks heavenly!
That's a nice version of halwa with condensed milk.. Lovely snaps too..
Served in different way and tempting. perfect color.
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