Carrot halwa is a mouth watering indian dessert which is loved by all age groups. While in grocery shopping, long red carrots attracted me and it striked me to make this halwa. Cutting veggies is an art ! When it comes to cooking, I like to chop and do everything on my own. Suddenly thought of giving a twist to the halwa by adding beets. It came out so delicious and colourful. The halwa resulted in an attractive dark red colour which is my favourite colour. With a dash of saffron and fried nuts halwa is outstanding. Every bite is flavourful and just melts in mouth. Its a big hit at my home. Tips for making quick halwa is given in notes so do read and try this healthy delicious and rich halwa for your loved ones and enjoy it !
⏲️PREP TIME : 20 minutes
⏲️COOK TIME : 60 minutes
🥘CUISINE : Indian
🍲COURSE : Dessert
🍴YIELD : 16 servings
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :
Carrot – 640 gm
Beetroot – 200 gm
Cane sugar – 280 gm
Milk – 410 ml
Ghee – 125 ml
Unsweetened koya – 100 gm
Nuts as required
Saffron a pinch
Cardamom powder – 1tsp
Chop the carrots, beetroot and add to mixer jar.
Add milk little by little and blend them coarsely not finely.
Heat the pan and transfer the blended carrots and beets to it.
In medium flame, add the remaining milk close the lid .
When it is cooked and the milk is evaporated, add the cane sugar.
Let the sugar dissolve and the consistency be thick.
Once it is thickened, add ghee little by little and stir continuously.
[Keep aside 2 tbsp ghee to fry nuts at the end.]
Keep stirring until it comes together leaving the sides of the pan.
Add a tsp of cardamom powder and mix well.
Add in the crumbled koya and stir well
In a small pan add the ghee kept aside and fry the nuts in it.
Add in the fried nuts and saffron to the pan and mix well.
Now the halwa is done.
Transfer the halwa to a bowl and serve hot or at home temperature.
Cardamom (3 no.) and sugar ( 3 tsp ) can be freshly blend together in a mixer jar and can be added to halwa.
I usually store cardamom and sugar blended powder in an air tight glass container in the refrigerator.
Ensure the milk is fully evaporated add sugar is dissolved in each stage of making.
For a quick halwa, can add milk and blended carrots to pressure cooker and give a whistle. Later transfer to pan and add sugar then the procedure is same as given above.
You may skip koya if you are diet conscious.