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