Monday, October 24, 2011

Carrot Halwa and a Happy Diwali !!

Diwali is almost here....Wishing all my readers and friends a very Happy Diwali in advance. Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated all over India. It's one of the most important festival in our land. Diwali brings so many good memories to me...especially the fireworks, sweets, family get-togethers and lots of fun. We always celebrate Diwali back in India. So here in US, the best thing we would miss is the fireworks, especially my son !! 

Diwali is the festival of sweets as well I guess. We usually give sweet boxes to family and friends. So today I am here with the recipe of a very popular sweet, Carrot Halwa. It's my husband's favourite and a great sweet for the festive time. There are many easy methods for preparing this halwa using pressure cooker or microwave. But I preferred the traditional method making in kadai. Though its time consuming, its worth the effort :).  This halwa just tastes excellent and delicious.



What you need?

2.5 cups grated Carrots
1 cup Milk
3/4 -1 cup Sugar
1-2 tbsp Ghee
2 tbsp broken Cashews
A pinch Cardamom powder




How to prepare?

Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Fry cashews till golden brown and keep aside.

In the same ghee, add carrots and saute for 3-4 minutes until the raw smell goes. Now add the milk, let it boil. On a medium flame, cook the carrots in the milk until the milk gets dried up. Remember to keep on stirring all the time so that it won't get burnt.

Now add the sugar, cook the carrots in the sugar syrup. Keep stirring until you get a thick mixture. Once thick, add cashews, cardamom powder and more ghee if you desire. Keep on mixing until the halwa starts leaving the pan.

Enjoy this wonderful sweet on the occasion of Diwali.




Notes:
* Increase ghee and sugar as per your taste.
* It's best to use a heavy bottomed non stick pan.
* You can use other nuts as well.


Wishing again you and your family a very Happy and Safe Diwali !!







41 Tasty Comments:

Kurryleaves said...

just love carrot halwa..looks really yummy dear..

Sumee said...

Happy Diwali Sobha.. And love your presentation. very festive. :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy and delicious halwa. nice presentation.Happy diwali to you and ur family

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely one, happy Diwali to you too.

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy halwa
wish u happy diwali

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy halwa
wish u happy diwali

Vidhya said...

Halwa looks awesome.Happy Diwali to you and family.

Deeksha said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking halwa wonderfully done

Neha said...

Yummy halwa...happy diwali to and your family...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Looks yummy and your diyas are so cute.Advance Diwali wishes.

Mélange said...

Nice thoughtful recipe for the occasion..

Happy Deewali to you and family as well Shobha.

Suja said...

Delicious halwa,my favorite..love the color..Happy Diwali!

Sowmya said...

Nothing can beat this simple, delicious halwa! Happy Diwali!

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sangee vijay said...

good one sobha...halwa looks yummy n colorful...Happy Diwali !!!

julie said...

Very delicious n yummy halwa!
Happy n Prosperous Diwali to you ..

Avika J Chawla said...

Same 2 same..i made this too for DIWALI..Cheers..urs looks awesome..:)

Now Serving said...

Excellent Carrot cake and lovely Diya's Shoba - Happy Deepavali to you and your family & God bless :)

soujanya said...

Carrot halwa looks very delicious....ready to have it right away...

Kalyani's Platter said...

Yummy carrot halwa ..... Happy Diwali !!!!!

Ammu's said...

Yummy & delicious halwa..Happy Diwali!!

Vani said...

Nice recipe with tempting picture.. Wish you Happy Diwali dear :)

Treat and Trick said...

Yummy, wishing you and family a Happy Diwali!

Alessandra said...

It sounds delicious! Happy Diwali!

Ciao
Alessandra

Priya said...

Super delicious halwa,happy diwali wishes..

Prathima Rao said...

Fudgy, delish halwa!! HAppy diwali !!!!
Prathima Rao
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Lizy said...

Happy Diwali to you and family Sobha!

Uma said...

superb sobha. It looks really delicious. No guess. it is absolutely festival of sweets too :-)

Happy Diwali to you and your family.

Cheers,
Uma
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Archana said...

Love it looks yummy.
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Malli said...

Happy Diwali to u too!! Carrot Looks awesome

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Looks Delicious.

Wish you and your family a very happy and safe diwali.

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Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Sounds delicious and decoration looks very festive..

!!! A Very happy Diwali to you & your family!!!

Muskaan

divya said...

looks absolutely great dear..Happy Diwali to u n ur family :)

Amina Khaleel said...

Wish you and your family a very happy Diwali... halwa looks simply superb..

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
Carrot halwa is my favourite. Looks delicious and yummy.

vineetha said...

Happy Diwali to u too..carrot halwas presented with tealights looks grt..so festive.

Swathi said...

Carrot halwa looks delicious. Wishing you and family a happy and prosperous Diwali.

kankana said...

Happy Diwali to you :) Hopw you have a good one! I just finished making some carrot halwa!

Amy said...

yummy!!
& Wish you a Happy Diwali!!!!

Priya's Feast said...

Nice and delightful halwa..hope u had a very wonderful diwali

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