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Sep 25, 2008

How to make Carrot halwa/pudding/gajar ka halwa -- with condensed milk-- Indian sweets and dessert recipe

        Carrot halwa was one of the very first desserts I had learned to make from my mom. Her recipe was slightly different. I have made so many times by now that I have learned to perfect the recipe each time I make.I once made a huge quantity for a friends party and everyone loved it.  Its a dessert with which you can impress your guests and its actually very easy to make as well. Its a little time consuming especially when it comes to grating the carrots, but its worth the time.
 Ingredients-
Carrots- 500gms
Milk- 500ml
Condensed milk- 250ml or 1 cup
Sugar- 200-250gms.(add according to sweetness you prefer as you are adding condensed milk which is also sweet.)
Cashewnuts - 4-5 chopped
Ghee- 1tsp(optional,if you find it too sticky)

Method-
Grate the carrots.
Heat little ghee in pan.
Roast the cashews till they are golden brown.
Remove them and keep aside till use.
Add the grated carrots in the same pan.
Saute for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
Add the milk.
Keep stirring till the carrots cook well and the milk is totally absorbed.
Then add the sugar and condensed milk and keep stirring till it thickens.
This will take around 30 minutes.
Garnish with the cashews.
You can serve it hot .
You can also chill and serve with vanilla ice cream.

22 comments:

Priti said...

Halwa looking delicious ....yummy post :)

LG said...

Carrot halwa..yummo! I wish I stayed next door! I could have feasted on those sweet dishes and cakes :P

Pearlsofeast said...

Mouthwatering Sowmya, nice tip to add Condensed Milk, I haven;t tried halwa with it.

DEESHA said...

carrot halwa is the ultimate dessert for me topped with vannila ice cream .. looks amazing

Uj said...

halwa looks yummy..never tried with condensed milk though.. Hot carrot halwa with cold vanilla ice cream tastes divine...

Sireesha said...

Carrot halwa looks really mouthwatering and rich Sowmya:)Nice tip to add Condensed Milk, I haven't tried halwa with it.

Shreya said...

I love carrot halwa. My mother used to make it always to finish off carrots and get a fresh bunch. I agree with LG. If only I could atleast taste all your dishes!

SriLekha said...

bookmarked ur recipe and will try soon!

renuka said...

Hi Sowmya,
Iam a first timer to your blog a great one,the carrot halwa is yummy and I'LL bake the zebra cake tomorrow so......tempting

Usha said...

Mmmm...carrot halwa looks mouth watering..

Laavanya said...

Condensed milk makes everything yummy - it's been so long since i had carrot halwa.

Purva Desai said...

Carrot halwa looks really mouth watering and perfect...

Cham said...

Condensed milk or khova bring a huge difference when u make sweets. Love the rich halwa :)

Divya said...

Looks like you and your friend had a wonderful time cooking and eating ;)
That sure looks great!

Happy cook said...

Nice colour and looks delicious.
Yeah i do agree it is always fun to cook or bake with a friend

Sagari said...

halwa looks deleciousss sowmya

Sangeeth said...

looks yum! I am making this today for my pooja...will post my version soon...but mostly it is similar to urs :)

Mona said...

Looks immensely delicious!

Ramya Bala said...

Carrot halwa-An evergreen sweet heart..many ways to do this wonder..n urs looks yummy!

Hetal said...

Halwa looks yummy...love the color!!

notyet100 said...

sure looks divine,,,:-)

Sukanya said...

Carrot Halwa is my all time favorite

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