Red Velvet Carrot Halwa

Ingredients

2 cups Carrots:
5 Dates: (optional)
5 teaspoons Desi ghee:
3 cups Full cream milk:
3/4 cup Jaggery powder: or to taste
1 cup Khoa:
Rose Water: few drops
Saffron strands: few
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder:
1/2 cup Mixed Nuts:

Preparation

1
Wash, peel and grate the carrots by using food processor or electric vegetable chopper.
2
Heat desi ghee in a thick bottomed skillet and saute the grated carrots for 5 minutes.
3
Now add full cream milk, sliced dates and cardamom powder into the carrots and let it cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes, till the milk is absorbed and carrots are cooked.
4
At this stage to the mix, add saffron strands dissolved in milk.
5
Now add jaggery powder (or brown sugar) and khoa to the carrots and mix gently.
6
Let it cool down for 5 minutes, then add few drops of rose water/rose essence for fragrance in the halwa.

 



About

The "Red Velvet Carrot halwa" is a variation of very popular "Gajar ka halwa" a famous sweet from India that is relished in winters. Carrot halwa is an excellent source of vitamin A and calcium. Traditionally, this halwa is made by gently heating lots of full cream milk along with carrots and sugar over low flame.

More details at
http://onecreativekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/12/red-velvet-halwa-with-carrots-and-roses.html

Yield:

4.0

Added:

January 28, 2011

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