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Carrot Raisin Halwa Recipe

Carrot Raisin Halwa is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow Cook Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 2.5 based on 100 votes


  • 3 cups - carrot, grated (around 7-8 carrots)
  • 2 cups - Sugar
  • 3 tbsp - Ghee (semi-solid)
  • 4 - Cardamom
  • Raisins - a handful
  • Cashews - a handful
  • A pinch or a drop - kesari powder (orange color)
  • Salt - to taste
  • How to Make Carrot Raisin Halwa:

    1. In a large kadai/wok, add carrot, a pinch of salt and saute until the water in carrot evaporates and the raw smell disappears.
    2. Reduce the flame to low, add sugar and keep stirring.
    3. Add a pinch of kesari powder.
    4. Let it cook for 10 minutes, then add ghee and keep stirring.
    5. After 15 minutes, remove it from flame.
    6. Crush the cardamom using a pestle and mortar.
    7. Meanwhile fry raisins and cashews in 1 tsp of ghee until the raisins puff up.
    8. Add cardamom powder, raisins, cashews and stir it well to mix.
    9. Serve it warm. You can even add a scoop of ice-cream while serving.
    10. Recipe courtesy: Food for 7 Stages of Life


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