Simple Carrot Halwa

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 350 gms. carrots
  • 90 ml water
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamoms or 3 whole cardamoms, crushed
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 180 ml. milk
  • 55 gms. sugar
  • 1 tsp. melted unsalted butter or ghee
  • 25 gms. almonds (skinless)

How to Make Simple Carrot Halwa

  • Peel and then grate the carrots.
  • Mix the grated carrots, water, cardamom and saffron in a large pan.
  • Bring the water to the boil and then lower the heat.
  • Cover the pan, and simmer gently for about 1 hour stirring every 10 to 15 mins.
  • Add the milk and sugar and simmer for a further 1 hour on a low heat.
  • Add the butter or ghee, and evaporate the milk on a gentle heat.
  • This usually takes about 15 mins, and at the end you are left with very little liquid in the carrots.
  • Transfer the contents to a serving dish and decorate with the almonds.
  • Serve either hot or cold.