Sunday, October 17, 2010

Carrot Halwa

I had invited my friend home for dinner on Friday. She is lactose intolerant. Initially when I called her and her husband home couple of years back for dinner, I made carrot halwa not knowing about her intolerance to milk in it. That day she told me she loved carrot halwa but most of the time wouldn't be able to eat it as most of the times it is cooked with milk. I felt bad the other day and never used to make any dish with milk products. Though we invited them lots of times I never made carrot halwa after that first time. This Friday I wanted to make it for her. So I tired this carrot halwa which dint have any kind of milk product


Carrot - 5 grated
Cardamom - 6 powdered
Sugar - 1 cup
Saffron strands - 1/2 pinch
Roasted Nuts - 1 tbsps

Makes Halwa for 2 people

Preparation :

In a pan add 1 tbps water and add the carrots and close it with a lid. Let it cook in the steam under medium low heat. Occasionally give a stir to see if the carrots are tender. If desired you can add ghee and cook the carrots.

Once the carrots get cooked well, add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron and mix well till sugar dissolves completely and caramelizes.

Remove from heat once it becomes thick.

Roast nuts in a microwaveable bowl for about 1 min. Check in between to see if it is roasted.

Garnish with roasted nuts and serve warm.

Tastes great with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream.

Trust me with the smell of saffron strands and cardamom, it tasted great and my friend really loved it.

Sending this to Food Platte Series hosted by Akheela from Torview and to Preethi from Khaugiri's Only - Festive Food event started by Pari and also to Akhilas' DNSW - C


  1. thank you for sending this delicious halwa
    love the addition of saffron

  2. Tasty carrot halwa,love to have this any time. You have a nice space with interesting recipes.Happy to follow u:):)


  3. My hubby's all time fav..looks fantastic!

    US Masala

  4. So is the vegan version.Wow.

  5. Wow...super click and looks delicious


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