Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Carrot Halwa Recipe

Carrot Halwa or Gajar ka halwa as it is known in Hindi is a very popular Indian dessert made with carrots. It is a very simple and delicious dessert and can be done in a few minutes time. North Indian style of making carrot halwa is almost the same, but has more nuts and khoya is added to it (which I will share it later). Today we will learn how to make easy carrot halwa - South Indian style.

Carrot halwa
Let me first wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Carrot Halwa Recipe- South Indian Style

Carrot halwa

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryDessert
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Carrots -250 grams (1/4 kg)
   Milk -3/4 cup (boiled)
   Sugar - 1/4 cup
   Cashew nuts -5-6
   Raisins 6-8
   Cardamom -3
   Ghee -2 tbsp


Preparation

Grate carrots. ( use the blade with small holes)

Fry cashew nuts and raisins in a little ghee.

Method

Heat a tsp of ghee and fry the carrots a little.

Add milk to it and cook on medium flame until all the milk evaporates.

Add sugar, remaining ghee and cook on low heat until it leaves the sides of the pan.

Mix cardamom powder and garnish with cashew nuts and raisins.

It can be taken either hot,cold or at room temperature.

Easy carrot halwa recipe

Enjoy your holidays. Meet you all again in 2010 with a sweet dish.

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41 comments:

  1. Cho cute.. you are damn creative :)

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  2. Hey Padhu, Loved the carrot cat. I too follow the same procedure and sure carrot halwa is divine either hot or cold.Awesome pic as usual.

    Chitchat

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  3. This is the cutest carrot halwa, i have ever seen!!...yummy!

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  4. Thats very creative one,u presented it so well that not only kids but even v all feel like having it...so delicious...

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  5. Yummy halwa and nice presentation with cute carvings

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  6. Hey Padhu,The Recipe's in ur Blog looks Amazingly Delicious....All recipes are worth giving a shot....Carrot Halwa lucks Enticing....Geart going...Keep Blogging....

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  7. Tasty halwa and superb presentation.

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  8. Cute presentation Padhu...halwa looks so tasty :) Happy New Year Dear!

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  9. Thanks for dropping by. I loved your blog. Great recipes.

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  10. Beautiful presentation..love the color you got :-) Happy New year to you too !!!

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  11. Nice presentation & yummy halwa padhu..:)Wishing u & ur family happy new year!!

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  12. Hey Dea..!!
    Hope you had wonderful holidays...
    Nice presentation and carrot halwa looks simply yummy...

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  13. i really love the way you have presented looks yumm..

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  14. I ca Manage boiled Carrot only in halwa nd i love it.... Loved the way u presented it :)

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  15. Wish u the same dear
    Carrot halwa looks yummy with wonderful presentation

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  16. First time here padhu..Pictures are too gud especially loved the carrot flowers..

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  17. wow, nice presentation and vegetable carving, halwa looks totally delicious!

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  18. very cute arrangement and delicious recipe! A very happy new year to you too!

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  19. Wow! this is so adorable! What a brilliant idea! I'm very impressed with your creativity.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    P.S. Thank you for letting me know that you'll participate in my giveaway, can't wait to see what you'll come up with:)

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  20. Like the way you have cut teh carrots..lovely post

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  21. yummy halwa...i love this...nice presentation

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  22. looks yummy. ure really good at vegetable carvings.

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  23. How cute........ Carrot halwa my all time favorite. Great dessert for this New year!!!

    Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

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  24. The halwa looks yum and the cut outs look super cute :-). You always come up with some innovative way of presenting a dish

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  25. yummy halwa.Beautiful presentation.Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

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  26. Hello dear,
    Happy New year and wishing you & your family all the best for the coming year.

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  27. Hi padhu,wish you and your family a very happy & a prosperous new year filled with lots of love ,peace & happiness always

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  28. Thanks for dropping by my blog... great work!
    Happy New Year!

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  29. Looks yummo!A very happy new year to you and your family, Padhu!

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  30. LOve ur creative presentation. YOu always come up with such cool stuff. Carrot Halwa is my favotite Indian dessert. Urs looks so delicious and inviting. Wishing you and your family a happy, fun filled and healthy 2010. Also let me thank you for all the love and support extended to me and my blog. That surely is a great motivation to keep blogging.

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  31. wish you a very happy new year Padhu.. :)

    like alwayz so creative snap...i loved those carrot flowers n leaves. :)

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  32. so cute...love this dish. This was one constant craving I had during pregnancy - would send my husband to our closest indian restaurant to pick it up at 9:30 before they close! LOL!

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  33. looks very yummy!! Very nice presentation!!

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  34. Great presentation! I have always wanted to learn carving veggies, it seems like it would be so much fun! Your dessert is a must try!

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  35. I am a novice to cooking forced to learn it a few months back at 55years of age after loosing my wife.
    Yours is the only web site I refer for all my brahmin needs.
    As my children wanted Carrot Halwa I prepared it today exactly as per your recipe and it was simply awesome.
    Fantastic recipe.
    God bless you and
    Thank u, Thank u, Thank u for all your inputs.

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  36. Thank u soooooo much... Prepared an excellent carrot halwa!!!

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  37. thanks a lot my carrot halwa came perfectly

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  38. I had tried this sweet over the weekend and I must say that it turned out to be very good. Your recipes are so simple and your website has been my site of reference for all the dishes I make. Keep it going!!

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