Estimated Time: 40 minutes
Budget: INR 300
Difficulty Level: Medium
Carrot Halwa is a traditional Indian sweet that is made with grated carrots, full - cream milk, sugar and ghee. Alongwith it, elaichi and finely chopped buts are added for garnishing. I do not venture myself with a lot of sweets or desserts. I tried this dish a while ago and to my surprise, it tasted great!
Carrots: 500 gms (grated)
Milk: 2 to 3 cups (full-cream)
Sugar: 1/2 cup (or as per your taste)
Ghee: 2 to 3 tablespoons
Cardamom Powder: a pinch
Nuts: 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Wash the carrots and clean them. Grate the carrots after peeling them or put them in a food processor.
Dry roast the nuts until they become crunchy. Later, cool it down and chop them finely. Alternatively, you may chop the nuts and then dry roast it on a pan. Adding ghee is optional.
Take a deep pan and add the milk. Bring the milk to a boil.
Add grated carrots to the milk and mix them together on a medium heat. Make sure to keep stirring as leaving the milk unattended might spoil the milk.
Once the milk is evaporated, and the sugar and stir it well together.
Add ghee when the mixture is half evaporated.
Saute the mixture well together with the ghee.
Once it thickens and turns aromatic, add the roasted nuts and the cardamom powder.
Turn off the heat and sprinkle more nuts on the top. Best served when warm.