Carrot Recipes

Carrot Halwa recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert - carrots are cooked with spices and nuts in butter and milk, then sweetened with condensed milk. Perfect for kids who don't like carrots!

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo carrots, peeled, grated
  • 50g sultanas
  • 6 cardamom pods + 6 cloves, ground
  • 125g chopped nuts
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 5 tbsp. ghee
  • 500ml milk
  • 6 tbsp. thick double cream
  • 200ml condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

Directions:

  1. Heat the ghee in a large heavy bottomed frying pan. Once melted, add the cardamom, cloves and nutmeg and cook until fragrant. Add the nuts, stir and cook until fragrant.

  2. Add the carrots and fry until they are dryish - the water from the carrots should have evaporated. Add the milk, stir and cook until the carrots are almost dry again, stirring often to prevent burning.

  3. Add the cream and condensed milk, stir and cook until almost dry again, stirring often to prevent burning. Add the sugar to taste. If you want it to be sweeter, add more sugar. Cook until the carrots come away from the side of the pan.

  4. Serve in bowls and garnish with more nuts if desired.

If you like, you can use regular butter if you don't have ghee to hand. Recipe serves 6.

Author: Laura Young.

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Conversions
50gabout 2 oz (1.76365 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
125gabout 4 oz (4.409125 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
500mlabout 2 cups (2.1134 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
200mlabout ¾ cup (0.8453 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)

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Published: September 7, 2012
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