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Carrot Halwa Dessert

Halwa (Poudine) de Carottes Share 

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  1. 1 kg carrots grated

  2. 600 ml (2 1/2 cups) milk

  3. 110 grams (1/2 cup)
    white sugar

  4. 85 grams (1/2 cup)
    brown sugar

  5. 1 teaspoon ground green cardamoms

  6. 5 grams (1/3 cup) butter

  7. 30 grams slivered almonds

  8. 40 grams raisins

  9. 40 grams walnuts chopped

  10. 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  11. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  12. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

halwa carrot 


  1. Wash, peel and coarsely grate the the carrots. Combine the carrots and milk in a pan, bring to boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring continuously. Cook until the mixture is nearly dry.

  2. Add the white sugar, brown sugar and half the cardamom. Mix well together and continue stirring. Cook for 10-12 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

  3. Heat butter in a pan (large enough to contain the carrot mixture) over medium low heat, fry the slivered almonds until golden. Stir in the carrot mixture together with the raisins, walnuts and the rest of the spices, with the exception of the ground cardamom. Cook until the mixture begins to separate from the sides. Serve hot, garnished with the remaining ground cardamom. This is a traditional Indian sweet served during festivals.

"Alternative Microwave" Carrot Halwa Recipe


  1. 2 cups freshly grated carrot

  2. 1/4 to 1/2 cup skim milk powder

  3. 1 cup sugar

  4. 1/4 tea spoon ground cardamom

  5. 1/4 cup thickened cream 

  6. Raisins, fried chopped walnuts and slivered almonds for garnishing


  1. Place the freshly grated carrot in a microwave safe bowl and cook it on high for 7-8 minutes.

  2. Remove it from the microwave and add milk powder, sugar, thickened cream and cardamom powder. Return to the microwave and cook on high for another 7-8 minutes.

  3. Remove from the microwave and either serve it hot or cold after garnishing it with raisins, walnuts and almonds.

  4. Can also be set in the fridge for real "Halwa" consistency.

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