Wednesday 8 February 2012

Carrot Halwa- Blog Hop Wednesday 8th February.

This is my entry for Blog Hop Wednesday started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Its a beautiful concept where not only do you get to make new  blogger friends, cook from their blogs but in return they visit your blog and try out your recipes too.

This recipe is  from Harini's blog Tamalapaku .The selection of recipes in her blog  was superb and I finally book marked three recipes to try, apple salad, the brazilian orange rice and the carrot halwa.  For blog hop I selected the carrot halwa recipe as it was simple and easy to make.I followed  the Harini's recipe but added my  personal touch of saffron and cardamom powder to the Halwa.

Sweet, aromatic carrot halwa fragranced with cardamom and saffron.


8 medium sized carrots
1/2 a tin condensed milk
2 tablespoons Ghee (clarified Butter)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
Pinch of saffron soaked in 1 tablespoon warm milk.
1 tablespoon chopped mixed nuts(Almonds, cashew)

Method :

1. Peel and grate the carrots.Keep aside.
2. Add the ghee in a heavy bottom saucepan and wait for it to heat up.
3. Add the grated carrots to the ghee  and saute them for 5-6 minutes on medium heat  till they turn soft and change colour.
4.Add the condensed milk, and saffron soaked in milk  and keep stirring the mixture making sure it does not stick to pan and burn. Cook  5-6 minutes more until the mixture thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
5. Remove from heat and add the cardamom powder.
6. Transfer to serving dishes and garnish with nuts.
Serve as it is or with Ice cream.

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  1. yummy one, my fav...looks mouthwatering.

  2. Looks personal favorite

  3. this is good. carrot halwa is always yummy

    i hvnt tried with condensed milk as i used normal milk and added sugar and i see u hvnt used sugar.. so i guess condensed milk covers up the sweetness

    i also had put carrot halwa few days back. hope u had checked that

  4. Oh Gosh!! The Halwa looks divine!! I also loved the way you have coupled it with fav combo!! :)

  5. Awesome looking halwa and great going to make this today as I have all the ingredients on hand!!!!

  6. My all time fav sweet...nice pics

  7. Carrot halwa looks of my favourites :-)

  8. An all time fav at home!! I love that you paired it with ice cream!!

  9. One of my fav sweet dish to make in winter month.. It is only good thing we have cold days through out the year..

  10. Looks very appetizing. Once I cooked the carrot dessert. I liked it chilled. It's a perfect idea to serve it with ice cream!

  11. So tempting. My mom makes awesome Gajar ka halwa. And looking at these pictures above, I am craving now for some halwa now. :)

  12. It looks so yum.... All the very best :db


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