Carrot Halwa

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Amma always told us eating carrots would help us see better, even in the night. One of her trick was to make carrot halwa. We Secunderabad sisters never complained. We had the halwa with Dosai, chappati, bread, and simply just like that till the last bit. The best combination was with vanilla ice cream.

As kids, we peeled and grated the carrots while Amma narated her stories growing up. Hers was a big family and she had lot of interesting stories to share-Such a simple life indeed.

Apart from the peeling and grating, carrot halwa is considerably an easier dessert to make.
My version of carrot halwa is adding Kowa/Khoya to it. I made kowa last week and had them in the freezer to make Jamun`s later. I used some of it for the halwa.


List of ingredients: 

  1. 4 cups grated carrots
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 1/2 cup kowa/khoya.
  5. 2 tablespoons cashew
  6. ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  7. 2 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter.

  1. In a pan heat a tablespoon of ghee/clarified butter and fry the cashew to a light brown color. Keep aside.
  2. Add another two tablespoon of ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel or pressure cooker and saute the carrots lightly for few minutes. Cook the carrots with milk to one whistle.
  3. When cool open the lid and add the sugar and stir well.
  4. When this comes to Halwa consistency, add one tablespoon ghee/clarified butter and mix well.
  5. Mix the kowa/khoya, cardamom powder and roasted cashew .
Serve with a scoop of Vannila Icecream.
I grated the Carrots in a food processor and used homemade Kowa/Khoya.



  1. the sweet looks yummy. nice photo

  2. carrot halwa is one wonderful dessert. Looks delicious. I love the last photo. Beautiful.

  3. wow..yummy dessert with ice cream..nice pictures

  4. Thanks Neha, Uma and Rupa. I love carrot Halwa too.

  5. I love the combination of carrot halwa and icecream..Nice pics

  6. i also love the combo of halwa and ice cream....urs look delicious!!nice pics...

  7. Its the best sweet dish for me! looks delicious girl:)

  8. lovely picture...looks delicious..i made this halwa yesterday..wil post it soon

  9. Oh man! I would do anything for some dessert right now. And this looks like it would totally hit the spot :)

  10. Carrot halwa is my fav.. nice pic.
    did u see my beet halwa and banana halwa in my blog.. im planning to do carrot halwa next :)

  11. yummy!!! the pic looks really good

  12. First time here..Halwa looks yummmmm!!

    plz do visit @

  13. Nice picture , very tempting ur sweet

  14. Dhivya Vikram, Ranji, Mansi, Sowmya, Kaykat, Anjali, Ramya, Madhavi,Cham, very glad you all like Carrot halwa. One of my easy and favorite dessert...Thank You.


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