Carrot halwa is one of my all time favourite deserts, i make it more often than any other sweets. I make it lots of different way and each time it turn out to be good. Carrots are a great veg for deserts, anything made out of it taste yum, like american carrot cake and my carrot raisan cake.
This is the recipe which i came up with and it turned out to be good..Hope you will love it and let me know how it turned out for you..
Cooking Time : 45 mins to 1 hour
Makes : 20 pieces
Carrots – 1/2 kg
Milk – 1/2 liter
Sugar – 1.5 cup
Condensed Milk / Milkmaid – 1/2 cup
Milk Powder – 2 tblspn
Ghee – 3/4 cup
Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Badam / Almonds – 3 tblspn chopped
Pistachios – 2 tblspn chopped
Saffron a pinch
Red Food Colouring a pinch
Take carrots and little milk in a blender and make it into a coarse puree. Set aside.
Heat 2 tblspn of ghee in a heavy bottom kadai. Add in the puree and cook till the mix gets dry and raw smell leaves from carrot.
Now add in milk and cook till the carrot is cooked and milk is evaporated.
Add in sugar and mix well. Keep cooking till it gets little thick.
Now mix condensed milk with some milk powder and add it to the carrot.
Add in food coloring if using and mix well.
Add in ghee spoonful at a time and keep cooking till it gets thick.
It will get really thick and starts to leave the sides.
Now heat a tsp of ghee and fry some badam in it. Pour this over the barfi and mix well.
Add in cardamom powder and mix as well.
Now pour this into greased pan and let it set for 4 to 5 hours.
Now cut into slices and serve.
1)This burfi will be on the softer side. But taste really yummy.
2)Instead of setting it as burfi, you can spoon it into bowls and serve as halwa.
|Take your ingredients|
|chop carrots into small pieces|
|Take carrot in a mixer|
|add some milk|
|make it into a coarse puree|
|remove it to a bowl|
|Heat some ghee in a kadai|
|Add in carrot puree|
|cook till the raw smell leaves and carrots get dry|
|add in milk|
|cover and cook|
|now the carrot is cooked and dry|
|add in sugar|
|while it is cooking, take condensed milk in a bowl|
|add in some milk powder|
|Now the mix has got little thick|
|add in condensed milk mix|
|add some food colouring as well|
|Add in ghee|
|it will start to thick|
|add some more ghee|
|Cook till the mix starts to leave the sides|
|now heat a tsp of ghee in a pan|
|add some chopped badam|
|fry till golden|
|pour this into the carrot mix|
|add in some cardamom powder|
|Pour this into greased tray|
|sprinkle top with some pista|
|sprinkle some saffron|
|Let it set, cut into squares|