Carrot Raisin Halwa

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

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