Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Carrot Halwa

 Carrot halwa topped with chopped nuts and silver leaf

This is a rich traditional sweet made with carrots and whole milk. I made it more richer by adding ricotta cheese and silver leaf.  By adding ricotta cheese the halwa tastes more creamier.

Grated Carrot - 4 cups
Sugar -3/4th cup or more according to taste.
Whole Milk - 2 cups
Ricotta cheese  -100 gms
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts, almonds, pistachio - 4-5 each, chopped fine


Heat a deep thick bottomed pan. Add ghee and carrots. Fry the grated carrots for about 5 minutes until the raw smell disappears.Add milk. Stir and cook on low fire till the mixture thickens. It may take about 15-20 minutes. 

Add sugar. Mix well and cook for some more time till sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens again.Add ricotta cheese and mix well until it gets melted.

Cook until it gets into halwa consistency by stirring occasionally.

 Remove from the fire and spread the halwa on a buttered tray. Sprinkle chopped nuts or just spread the silver leaf and cut them into squares.

 Carrot halwa topping with silver leaf

·Tip:  You can roast the ricotta cheese separately before adding to the carrot mixture. 
         Also you can substitute ricotta cheese with khoya. 
 Carrot halwa

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