Carrot Halwa

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Serves: 2-4
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 c carrots, grated
1 c milk, low-fat
2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
4 Tbsp white sugar
6 cashews
6 raisins (optional)
cardamom/ saffron (optional)
2 Tbsp butter

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Preethi Raghav Recipe
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Chennai, India
Member Since Feb 2012
Preethi's notes for this recipe:
A traditional Indian sweet...passed down through generations...

I still remember the day like yesterday when my paternal aunt made this sweet for my farewell party

Even now, reminiscing that day, the taste of butter and carrots, so well-balanced, makes my mouth water
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Yum, yum, yum! What a sweet surprise this was! I may add a few more cashews next time because they were so darn good.


Take a microwavable bowl, add the cup of milk and grated carrot and mix them together. Microwave the mixture on high for about 2-3 mins, one min at a time to avoid overflows.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, add butter and melt it. Let the butter turn a tinge of golden brown and then fry the cashews and raisins in it.
Now add the carrot and milk mixture to the saucepan, add the condensed milk and sugar. Keep mixing all the ingredients till carrot gets completely cooked and the mixture condenses to form a thick sweet. (for about 20-25 mins depending on your range, stirring occasionally, keeping the heat on medium alternating with low-medium )

MOST IMPORTANT: Indian delicacies are like delicate cute babies...never leave them alone :)
Now turn off the heat and stir in a couple of saffron or cardamom pieces. You can garnish the sweet with couple of cashews or rainsins or just decorate it with sliced almonds.

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user Preethi Raghav justmyid - Feb 27, 2012
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user Shelia Senghas earthbaker - Feb 27, 2012
Big WOW for your 2nd recipe! Pree this looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I have all the ingredients except saffron. I do have cardamom so I will try the recipe using that. I live way out in the country and the nearest town where I could find saffron is 75 miles away. I have used both of these spices in recipe's in the past. I will also have to finely chop the cashews in my food processor because my mother, who lives with me, cannot chew nuts. If I do that, will the recipe still be true to itself.

I am so happy that this recipe takes you to those wonderful memories with your family. Thank you for sharing your recipe and I will be trying it soon.
user Sue H Soos - Feb 27, 2012
This sounds really different...I will be trying this when I return from vacation. Thanks for Posting!

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