April 19, 2009

Carrot Halwa

A tasty and nutritious sweet. Get the kids to have their sweet dish and their daily dose of nutrition too.


  • Grated Carrots - 3 cups
  • Milk - 1 1/2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 3 tablespoons
  • Cardamom Powder - 1/2 teaspoons
  • Saffron Strands - a pinch
  • Chopped Cashewnuts - 2 tablespoons

  • In a heavy bottomed kadai, fry the grated carrots in a tablespoon of ghee for one minute. Then add the milk and saffron and pressure cook for one whistle.
  • To this, add sugar and keep stirring in a heavy bottomed kadai in medium heat.
  • When complete moisture is absorbed, add half of the ghee. Fry for two more minutes and remove from heat.
  • Fry the cashewnuts in the remaining ghee and add it to the halwa with the cardamom powder. Mix well. Serve warm or at room temperature or serve warm with a dollop of Ice cream.