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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Carrot Halwa

This one needs no introduction, I'm sure!! There are several ways of making carrot halwa. The one that I follow is the simplest and the most basic version, but the end result is quite good and has never disappointed me. I'm posting this on the request from one of my readers....Enjoi!

Ingredients:

5-6 Grated Carrots

2-3 tbsp Ghee/Clarified butter

1.5-2 cups Milk

1.5-2 cups Sugar

1 tsp Powdered Elaichi/Cardamom

1 tbsp Raisins

1 tbsp Cashews/Almonds

Method:

  1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan; Add grated carrots and saute for a minute or until it is coated with ghee.
  2. Add milk to the grated carrots-ghee mixture and pressure cook for about 2 whistles or until done; The quantity of milk should be enough to just cover all the grated carrot. If you are using a separate vessel within the cooker, make sure to cover it with a lid/plate.
  3. Once done, transfer the carrot-milk mixture to a heavy bottomed pan and boil on low to medium heat; Saute regularly.
  4. When the mixture is reduced to half, add sugar and mix well. Continue to boil until all the milk evaporates and the ghee starts separating from the pan; This might take about 50-55 mins on the whole. Saute frequently towards the end to avoid burning or sticking of halwa to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Heat a tsp of ghee and roast the raisins and cashews for a minute; Add elaichi, roasted cashews and raisins to the halwa and mix well.
  6. Remove from stove and pour into separate container; Garnish with chopped nuts and serve hot.

34 comments:

musical said...

Yup, needs no introduction! Lovely color!

Nags said...

wow! that looks sinful and sweeeeet! the only thing that i wud probably do differently is cut down a bit on raisins! nice one :)

Dhivya said...

looks yummy as delicious

Rachel said...

That looks lovely...nice colour and doesn't looks too squishy....

Cham said...

Wow, the color is great and look delicious :)

sowmya said...

that looks so pretty...droolworthy

sowmya said...

that looks so pretty...droolworthy

Purnima said...

Ramya,its droolworthy, beauttttttifullly presented!!

easycrafts said...

long time since i made these...got carrots just yest to make these..yummy snaps

Lavi said...

with raisins..its looking great.my favourite one.

Asha said...

I made it y'day in the microwave!!:D

Looks great, love the color and it taste yummy indeed!:)

See you in May.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy looking halwa! Your photography is too good!

ramya kiran said...

awesome ramya..it looks yummy..wil try it out..thats a treat for easter i shud say.thnxx dear.

Uma said...

awesome halwa. Lovely pic.

Seema said...

No Introduction dish as u said Ramya - But we all lov it!! A great dessert, welcome anytimr!

Kalai said...

Love carrot halwa!! I make it very similarly to this! :)

Archy said...

Lovely color and pic Ramya.. !! Always a fav of mine !!

Laavanya said...

it's been so long since I had carrot halwa.. that looks so good!
Btw, I tried your mangalore bajji and liked it.. left you a comment on that post too :)

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Sagari said...

beautifull color and yummy halwa ramya

Richa said...

halwa looks yum with all those lovely raisins :)

Pooja said...

What a color !!! enought to make anyone feel hungry :)).
Wonderful pic R.

Mona said...

It looks scrumptious! Lovely pictures :-)

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Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Musical,Dhivya,Rachel,Cham,
Thanks girls! :)

@Nags,
oh yeah, I love raisins and I end up adding a lil too much of them!! :)

@Sowmya,Purnima,EC,
Thanks girls :)

@Lavi,
My fav too!!! :)

@Asha,
Thanks Ashakka!! Happy holidays

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Seema,RK, Uma,Seema
Thanx girls! :)

@Ramya Kiran,
Thanx Ramya! I hope you are feeling better now....

@Kalai,Sagar,Archy,
Thanx girls!! :)

@Laavanya,
Oh you tried Golibaje??! thats gr8.. glad you liked it! :)

@MDL,Richa,Pooja,Mona,
Thanx girls!! :))

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Vani said...

Oh, that looks wonderfully delicious, Ramya! Carrot Halwa is one of a few handful of sweets that I really love!

ಅರ್ಚನಾ said...

lovely !!
i prepared it yestrday and it was very tasty!! :)
thanks ramya!!

cheers,
archana

meeso said...

This is one of my favorite desserts, it looks so good!

Deepa said...

Hey Ramya....I made this Gajar ka Halwa exactly as mentioned....n it turned out to be delicious. :-)

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DeepaKiran : Its very Delicious :)

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