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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Carrot halwa-1

A classic sweet recipe simple with no complex ingredients, just cook the carrots in milk, add sugar and garnish with nuts and ghee! Thats it! ,perfect to celebrate a sweet occasion ! Well what's the occasion?  This is my 200th Post!Party In spite of blogging for almost 3 and 1/2 years, I just now managed to reach the 200th postSurprise.Yeah really!!

Carrot halwa recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweets
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 3

Ingredients


Carrot,grated  3 heaped cups 
Milk  2 & 1/4 cups 
Sugar  3/4 – 1 cup 
Ghee  3 – 5 tblsps 
cardamom/elachi powder  A pinch 
Cashew  4 – 5 nos 
Pistachios(optional)  4-5 nos 
Salt  a pinch 


Carrot halwa-1

Method:

  1. Take a heavy bottomed pan(I used my pot shaped pressure cooker) and fry the grated carrots with a tablespoon of ghee till it turns pale in colour.(say 2-3 minutes)
  2. Fry grated carrot
  3. Add the milk and bring to boil,cook in medium flame.
  4. Cook in milk
  5. Cook till all the milk evaporates and the carrot gets cooked .
  6. Cooked
  7. When the mixture is almost dry,add the sugar and keep on stirring.(7-10 minutes)
  8. Add sugar
  9. When the mixture starts thickening,add ghee,elachi,cashews and pistachios fried in ghee.Keep stirring for more 3-4 minutes.
  10. Add ghee

Notes

  • Only the grating part is a tiring job,otherwise this is very easy to make. So you can try using a food processor for this grating job.
  • You can add less ghee than mentioned.
  • You can follow the same method and make beetroot halwa. Just replace carrot with beetroot !

When the halwa starts leaving the sides and transfer this to the serving plate. Garnish with your favourite nuts,sliced and fried in ghee!

Carrot Halwa-Gajar ka halwa

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103 comments:

  1. congrats on your 200th post. Gajar ka halwa looks delicious.

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  2. Mouthwatering...perfect click.

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  3. This is so lovely.. Adore your clicks...Classy presentation..

    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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  4. it looks beautiful and scrumptious!...I love it warm with icecream...lovely presentation!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  5. Congrats on your milestone Raji! :) Wish you many more of them in future.

    Halwa looks colourful and the presentation makes more rich!

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  6. Wow...super halwa...great pics...

    FunWidFud

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  7. congrats on your 200th post. Gajar ka halwa looks awesome and fabulous clicks dear...

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  8. Congrats on ur 200th Post dear and expecting many more posts:)

    Halwa Luks so delicious and gr8! clicks...Love the dish:)

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  9. Congrats on reaching 200th post. I like it having warm :-) Loved the silver piece in which you have served. Awesome click

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Congratulations for your 200th post. The gajar ka halwa looks absolutely delectable. Lovely Clicks too

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  11. the picture is wow! carrot halwa looks delicious. Where do you stay in Singapore? I will make it to your home to eat it today :p

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  12. Also, congratulations on your 200th post.

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  13. Love to eat this any time.... great clicks Raji... :)

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  14. raks,congrats! beautiful click n yummy halwa...nice presentation....

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  15. Looks awesome :) Congrats on your milestone :) Hugssssss dear :)

    The traditional way of presentation is so apt and nice for this halwa :)

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  16. Congrats Raje :-) Carrot halwa has been always close to my heart/tummy :D

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  17. Congratulations on your 200th post. Halwa looks classic, btw you can add khova at the end of the preparation to make it more rich. Who is the other person in the family??? any good news?

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  18. STunning pics as always! Congrats on your 200th post Raks - they have been 200 delicious ones!

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  19. Wow, how inviting! so colorful!

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  20. My fav sweet...has come out perfect. Very tempting clicks and I luv the way u have garnished with nuts

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  21. Congrats Raji. Awesome clicks. Makes me want to reach out. I love the bowl very much ofcourse what is inside it too.

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  22. Congratulations on your 200th post.
    The halwa looks awesome. It is a perfect click

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  23. Kolladhe ennai Kolladhe , am gng to sing this song ... Raks, Aweeeeeeesome.. ..Have it with Icecream , real heaven..

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  24. Wow Raji... Big congrrrrrrrrrrrrrrats for ur Milestones and this is such apt one for the occasion.. Beautiful pictures and very traditional display.. love love love it a lot.. Keep rocking Raks. Hugs to you :)

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  25. Divine divine..OMG pls pss the pan to me..looks awesome ..

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  26. Congrats on your 200th post. Yummy and lipsmacking halwa

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  27. Congrats on your 200th post raji...halwa is looking perfect for the occasion. Very traditional presentation.

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  28. Congrats Raji!!! Keep rocking!!! Yummy halwa and awesome presentation.....Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Puffed Rice

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  29. Congrats on your 200th post.Nice picture.

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  30. Congrats on reaching the 200 mark. Lovely pictures and lovely halwa!

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  31. First of all congrats dear...
    Wish u many more centuries like dis,but quicker century this time hah??
    Loved the way you have displayed in traditional vessels...carrot halwa looks divine,wish you could share wid me a small bowl of it..:)
    very apt for d celebration..!!

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  32. CONGRATS on your 200th post!!! That's some mile stone :) The carrot halwa looks wonderful. I love the cute bowl in which you've presented the halwa :)

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  33. Congrats on the 200th post. wishing you many more 100s here. My eyes are on the serving bowl.

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  34. Congrats on your 200th post!! Gajar ka Halwa looks really delicious. Really cute serving bowl.

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  35. Congrats on ur 200th post Raji,wishing u more and more centuries like this..Halwa looks irresistible and fabulous..

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  36. congrats wish u many more,..-)
    halwa looks delicious,.

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  37. Congrats on ur 200th post dear....

    Halwa looks delicious and lovely presented ...

    Awesome clicks as usual :)

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  38. ongratulations on ur 200th post Raji, Pic has come out so perfect ..my fav dessert yum:)

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  39. congrats raji for ur 200th post!, when I saw carrot halwa!, I wanted to see the click immediately, looks so delicious, My altime favourite!!, If only I were near you :(, I could have had that bowl for myself :))

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  40. Amazing clicks look so very eyecatching.Looks delicious.

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  41. congrats on ur 200th post and carrot halwa is a perfect way to celebrate the occasion too.
    Very bright colur and all i need is a bowl of carrot halwa and a scoop of vanila icecream....
    ove the way u presented it.

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  42. Congrats on ur post and best wishes for more recipes here. Perfect clicks, I like the bowl.

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  43. Congrats on ur 200th post & wish u good luck for many more such wonderful posts....This halwa is the perfect sweet to mark this milestone!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  44. congrats on your 200th post... whenever i would like to try for a new dish, first i come your blog and check ur recipes..... thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes.... let your work continues for ever.....

    and the carrot halwa looks so beautiful....

    Regards,
    Akila

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  45. Congrats! Halwa looks so so inviting..

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  46. congrats on the 200th post
    delicious halwa I make similar looks wonderful

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  47. Feel like flying and coming to your home..for all these delicious treats from you, Raji :)

    Lite Bite

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  48. mm..pass me that bowl..looks so beautiful..can't keep my eyes off that..wonderful..wish you many more posts like this one..

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  49. Congrats Raji ...gr8 way to celebrate and this looks so delicious ....amazing pics

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  50. வாழ்த்துகள் ராஜி...இன்னும் நிறைய குறிப்புகள் கொடுக்க வாழ்த்துகள்..

    ஓவ்வொரு குறிப்புகளும் அருமை...

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  51. Hey Rajeswari, it's the quality that matters and you've been doing a wonderful job- congrats!! As for the gajar halwa, all I can say is WOW!

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  52. congrads on 200! great going.. The site still stand so proud and with heads up.. kudos to a great work!
    halwa is soooo drool worthy. love that small kadai also..
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  53. Looks awesome and beautiful presentation..... Congrats on you 200th post :)

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  54. that bowl luks so inviting would love to have it with ice cream :)

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  55. Congrads on 2nd century! halwa nalla irukku! Hit more centuries....

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  56. Congrats on u r 200th post :-). carrot halwa looks delicious..

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  57. Congrats Raks, I am yet to reach there. I am very slow in posting.
    Halwa looks very very delicious and yes the processor helps a lot in grating. It just grates in a minute and I use it when making in large quantities. Just peeling the skin is the hard part. One of my friend suggested scrubbing the carrots with a scrubber and grating with the skin. I have not done it but it seemed to be an easy option.

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  58. Congrats dear,halwa makes me drool..yummy

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  59. Congrats raks... And that carrot halwa makes me go yummmmmm...

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  60. Congratulation! My favorite halwa looks delicious.

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  61. The pictures look so divine Raks. Congrat on your milestone!

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  62. Wow that Halwa looks super duper! Congrats on your 200th, dear :)

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  63. Congrats..Halwa Looks very delicious...Your have nice and lovely blog...Please visit my blog when you have time...

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  64. Congrats on ur milestone! The picture are gorgeous!

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  65. congrats on your 200th post...May u achieve many more..perfect recipe to celebrate..looks tempting & great presentation!

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  66. lovely presentation. looks very good

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  67. Ohh Raks, Love Carrot Halwa!!!!this is sweet of our family!!!! Cute bowl!!!!

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  68. Congratulations ... Raks on your 200th post..
    This Gajar ka Halwa looks fab :) Wot a lovely way to present it !!

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  69. Wow, love the vibrant color.Its in my try list.Cute clicks :) Congrats on ur 200th post :) Wish u touch many milestones like this.:)

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  70. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm yummmmy............ looking delicious.. tastes very good when topped up a scoop of vanilla flavoured icecream.

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  71. I made Carrot halwa with milkmaid and in microwave....a coincidence that I get to read your post after that. Love the pictures....you know I made only that much as shown in the kutty cup:)

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  72. Congratulations Raji!!!!
    Halwa makes me drool a lot!!!

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  73. Hi Rajeswari,

    You have an award waiting in my blog.
    Please collect it.

    Regards,
    Hema
    http://hemskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  74. Congrats on ur 200th post...Lovely presentation and looks delicious!!

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  75. Wow!! The pictures makes me drool...Lovely recipe for a 200th post.

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  76. a classy dessert to celebrate 200th post.
    congrats
    loved your presentation and the bowl
    you have a lovely space here.
    following you

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  77. Lovely presentation. Hmm yummy dessert.There is an award for u in my blog come and grab it.

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  78. HI Raks,

    Congrats!!!thats a gr8 achievements.

    Deliciou, tempting dish...

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  79. congrats on ur 2nd century!!...colourful halwa !!

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  80. congrats on ur 200th and may I say that all 200 have been super great!

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  81. Congrats on double century...Luvly treat for the celebration...Awesome pics on carrot halwa...

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  82. how come i missed this post...wow..the colour of the halwa is so so good...i am going to lick the screen in front of me...
    perfectly done dear..

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  83. Your halwa looks like a dessert fit for kings and so does the serving bowl :)

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  84. My hubby got a kilo of carrot today morning where i said him to get only 250 grams!!! u know how men are...Remembered seeing ur halwa recipe...so tired it today eve n it came out so gooooood...my little one just licked her bowl n spoon after finishing it...I'm so flattered..Thank you

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  85. Hi Raks,

    Made this today adn its very simple yet delicious recipe.. :)
    Different from the other versions of making this with condensed milk and mawa!!Thank you!

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  86. Hi Raks,

    Thank you so much for this recipe!!Simple yet delicious! :)
    Very different from the other versions of making it with condensed milk, mawa or link powder!!

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  87. Nice recipe. one more suggestion, grating carrot is difficult so keep carrots in microwave for 4 minutes then grate... it becomes easy n simple!!!

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  88. Tried this recipe and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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  89. Rakz i really dont have sweet tooth but i love gajar ka halwa,as i dint know the recipe it turned out to be a disaster n yesterday i tried ur recipe n carrot halwa was sooooooo tasty,mouth watering.my hubby too loved it.thank u so much:)made my day:0

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  90. Hello... I thank you for uploading the recipe and big applause to your site and your way of presentation..Amazing.. So I tried the recipe and it came out really well..I got many complements ..and I told them, about your site!!! Keep posting.... Kudos to your efforts!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers!!! - Aswathy

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  91. Hi.. I made the halwa and it came out really well...Hats off to your efforts!! Good presentation..Keep posting!! Cheers!! - Aswathy

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  92. Hi Raji..
    I made this halwa and it came too gud..My guests also liked it and got some packed to their home as well :)
    But one thing i noted was it takes quite a long time to do right despite of the fact that the recipe is simple..i thought the carrot gets cooked in the milk and milk evaporation part would be quickly done..But that part takes almost all the time..So whomever wants to try this, i might suggest, first check whether you have sufficient time and gas..But its worth giving a try..
    Again thankyou so much for the recipe..

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  93. Hi... I prepared the dish same way as above. But i dont gt good red caroots here. My halwa looks white in colour. What can i do to gt nice colour? taste is yumm.. bt colour..

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    1. Carrots will be atleast orange in colour if not the red halwa carrots, but if you want more colour, you can add saffron for mild orange colour or if you want more, you may need to use food colour, either orange or red. :)

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  94. hey this is really nice.my friend n i just tried really too yummy...!

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  95. hey really nice reciepe.n easy way to prepare with clear explanations gud for fresher how are new to cooking ,realy helpfull.Infact me n my friend tried its really yummy !:)

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  96. Hi Raji, lovely recipe. Made it this afternoon along with your vegetable kurma and my very own Paneer Peas Pulav to treat a chinese friend of my husband. The guys just loved it. The friend did not stop appreciating the lunch until he left. The halwa became the highlight. My husband was all proud of me. All thanks to you. :)

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  97. By mistake i added more sugar in this and halwa became very sweet.What can i do now? Please give me some tips to reduce the extra sweetness.

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    1. No idea, may be bread crumbs will help?

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  98. I tried it today and it came out so well. Thank you very much for the recipe.

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  99. Prep time:15 mins Cooking time :25 mins EATING TIME:5 MINS... It was awesome.... N tasty.... ;-)

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  100. So tastyy..thanku soo much

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