Carrot halva

    17 min

    This is a healthy dessert recipe that you can make for kids who don't eat carrots. Substitute carrots with beetroots and you get Beetroot halwa.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450g grated carrots
    • 475ml milk
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 60g cashew halves
    • 75g sultanas
    • 1 pinch ground cardamom (optional)

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine carrots and milk. Bring to the boil, and cook until most of the milk evaporates, about 10 minutes. Stir in sugar, and simmer until mixture becomes dry. Stir constantly to ensure that it doesn't burn. Remove from heat.
    2. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in cashews and sultanas, and saute until cashews are golden brown. Spread over carrot mixture. Sprinkle top with ground cardamom for fragrance.

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    The "Ready In" time of 17 minutes seems totally unrealistic. I timed the whole process, and from start to finish it took me an hour and half, mostly because it simply takes a very long time for "most the milk" to evaporate. Still, patience paid off, and the recipe was delicious. It didn't seem as sickeningly sweet to me as some other Indian desserts I've tried, although it certainly is sweet. I used golden raisins, which tasted great, but I think regular raisins would serve as a better garnish because they would provide greater contrast against the cashews and carrots. Although making this dessert took a long time, it was extremely easy and except for the cardamom (which I had to buy for this recipe, but will use in other Indian dishes), the ingredients are all very simple and straightforward. We'll be enjoying this dish in my daughter's 5th grade class tomorrow as part of an early Diwali festival celebration, so thanks to the poster for sharing the recipe.  -  01 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a nice recipe and a simple easy and nutritious dessert to make. I found adding a little bit of condensed milk gives it a nice taste too along with the sugar. you can adjust the quantities according to how sweet you want it to be.  -  18 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My entire family fell in love with this recipe, even my father who hates carrots. It is sweet and easy. I whipped it up in a few minutes and it was great cold the next afternoon.  -  30 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)