Saturday, January 26, 2013

Carrot Halwa / Pudding - Repost



A very Happy Holi to all our readers, from Muskaan & Sadhana..Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated with great pomp and show in India.Its undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It's an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors! Squirting colored water on passers-by, dunking friends in mud pool amidst teasing and laughter, getting intoxicated on bhaang and reveling with companions is perfectly acceptable. In fact, on the days of Holi, you can get away with almost anything by saying, "Don't mind, it's Holi!With winter neatly tucked up in the attic, it's time to come out of our cocoons and enjoy this spring festival. Every year it is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March and glorifies good harvest and fertility of the land. For now Enjoy this "Carrot Halwa" made with the colors of love & peace.I am sending this over to Joanne for this week's BSI - carrotsSanjana's Wear your Food Event & Nivedita's Celebrate Sweets- Halwa Event.
 
Carrot Halwa/Pudding



Ingredients:
4 C Carrots, peeled - grated
1 Tbsp Ghee, clarified butter
2 Thsp Nuts ( almonds + cashew + pistachios)
1 tsp of Raisins
1 C Sugar
3 C Low-Fat Milk
3 Tbsp Khoa / Mawa / paneer
2 tsp Green Cardamom powder, finely crushed


Method:
1. In a non stick wide bottomed pot / heavy saucepan add ghee, as it melts add nuts and slightly roast it, do not make it brown. 
2. Now add grated carrots, milk and let it cook in an open pot on medium flame untill cooked, with constant stirring.
3. Once the water is evaporated from carrots, add sugar & khoa, cook untill the sugar syrup is thickened. 
4. Switch off the gas/flame, and add cardamom powder. Serve hot.


Note:
1. Using a wide bottomed pot makes it easier & it gets cooked faster.
2. Instead of using khoa/ mawa, you can aslo use paneer from curdled milk. It will only give that rich taste which is much needed in this recipe. 
3. Enjoy this carrot pudding/halwa warm or cold. Can be also added with vanilla ice-cream..
4. Stays fresh in fridge for atleast a week.

Also find this @ Raks Kitchen


48 comments:

Pavani said...

Man.. That gajar halwa looks absolutely awesome.

Gulmohar said...

Tempting click...never get tired of this halwa...

Meena said...

OOh, gajar halwa...deliiiiicious and love the yummy pic!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely sweet and looks awesome!

Nithu Bala said...

Nice version of carrot halwa..

PJ said...

oh wow, carrot halwa look so delicious and yummy! love that click. happy holi to both of you too.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mmmmmmmm, super carrot halwa. I am drooling already and rushing to the kitchen to make some :):) click is too good.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Uma said...

tempting halwa. Yum!!

Sush said...

Picture is WOW!!
You are making me crave to eat them now :)

Swathi said...

Sadana and Muskan,

Gajar ka halwa looks really beautiful. happy holi to both of you

Swathi said...

Sadana and muskan

Delicious gajar ka halwa. Happy holi to you guys

Rekha shoban said...

the perfect carrot halwa!! wonderful click dear!!

Mriganayani said...

Tonight's attraction - Your carrot halwa! I have the same dessert bowls - now just wish I have the same halwa filled in them - Wow!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Carrot Halwa looks delicious!!!
Wonderful click :-)

Anonymous said...

Nuts are not added in the beginning, but at the end! If added in the beginning, they will get soft ans soggy...no point in adding them this way at all.

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow drooing over this halwa.Very tempting pictures.love to have this with vannila icecream.

Fathima said...

this is the best looking Carrot halwa I have seen! This is one of my fav dessert!

AshKuku said...

Sure EXOTICA!!!!!! Oh! My! that click! is very mesmerizing..... As awesome as the prep itself....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks delicious..happy holi..

A Homemakers Diary said...

carrot halwa looks perfect. very nice presentation.

Priya said...

Happy holi to u & ur family...carrot halwa looks awesome and yumm!

Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav...with a scoop of vanilla icecream...Your scoops look yum!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Tempting Click!!! A very Happy Holi to both of you:)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Delicious....
Way u go:)

Deepa G Joshi said...

this looks so delicious..too good. love the presentation..

Anncoo said...

WOW! This looks so stunning, I bet it is yummy too!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great sweet for the ocassion, lovely color and yummy.....

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

A very Happy Holi to all once again..& thanks so much for leaving back your valuable comments...

Anonymous: Thanks, for your suggestion, but I like the way I made it..thats what my recipe for 4 cups Carrot calls for..the nuts were perfect & soft the way we like..they were definitely not soggy..When you really want to make this halwa in quantities..I would then suggest to add nuts in the end because the cooking process is too long, and so it will make these nuts a little more softer...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Halwa looks heavenly, Happy Holi to both of you!

Happy Cook said...

Beautiful and delcious.

Jagruti said...

Oh thank god!I can leave a comment now..

Happy holi to you and your family!! Gajar halwa is one of the faviourte dessert..very healthy and eyecatching photoes...wish I can have it now now..;-))

Vrinda said...

yummy halwa

Pavithra said...

wow very yummy !!! Happy holi to u too.

Padma said...

Happy holi to you both.. Perfect sweet for the day... love this sweet and that too with the version with khova... one of my... as usual very beautiful click :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Awesome and definitely delicious no doubt in that!!

ruchikacooks said...

Muskaan, I have announced the event today, would you like to spread the word with your readers too?

Daisy Blue said...

Carrot Halwa looks so yummy and nice click

Shri said...

It looks outrageous..I love carrot halwa with khoya in it..

Katy ~ said...

This looks soooo good!!! I am bookmarking. I want to try this.

Cham said...

Looks scrumptious!

Kothiyavunu said...

Tempting halwa YUMMY!! nice presentation!!

Nostalgia said...

Looks great..

Pari said...

looks good. I have made it 4-5 times this season but have not been able to click once.Hope u had a fab holi.
BTW ur dabeli is awesome, I love this street food and just drooled over it.

Tina said...

Tempting pics dear...

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh man, beautiful presentation, looks gorgeous...

Angie's Recipes said...

Another delicious carrot recipe...

Siddhi S said...

wow carrot halwa looks awesome...very tempting n superb presentatn...lovely recipe

AdukalaVishesham said...

wow that look awesome... a beautiful click... we can eat it anytime....

 
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