Sunday, February 14, 2010

Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa) - Valentine's Day Special

Happy Valentine's Day to all!!!

Grated Carrot : 2 cups
Milk : 2 cups
Sugar : 1/4 cup
Cashew Nut : 8 nos
Almond : 8 nos
Cardamom Powder : 1/4 t spoon
Ghee : 1 1/2 table spoon

  1. Clean the carrot and peel off the outer layer and then grate it.
  2. Crush the grated carrot using a blender. Make sure that it doesn't form a paste. Mostly 3-5 seconds will be sufficient.
  3. Boil the milk in a sauce pan. Keep stirring and make sure that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
  4. In b/w, heat a pan, add ghee and roast the cashew nuts and almonds and keep it aside.
  5. Add the blended carrot to the same pan and stir fry for around 6-7 minutes.
  6. Add the boiled milk and sugar.
  7. Keep stirring until the milk completely evaporates.
  8. Then add the cardamom powder and mix it.
  9. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with roasted cashew nuts and almonds.
Carrot halwa is ready. You can serve it either hot or cold.

You may add food color to get nice reddish color.
You may add raisins too.

I am sending this to Priya for Hearts for St Valentine's Day Event. mmmm so excited!!!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day to you .Hear shaped halwa looks delicious.

  2. Happy valentine's day dear..........
    halwa nannayittunde..........

  3. Happy valentine's day dear..adipolli halwa..

  4. Happy V day dear...Such a beautiful and elegant heart shaped halwa..looks yummy..

  5. Valentines day wishes dear....Halwa looks perfect and tempting...

  6. Beautifully decorated it and it looks very tempting, perfect for this beautiful day, a very happy valentines day to you aparna

  7. Happy V Day!!! Halwa looks yummy...

  8. Happy Valentines Day dear :) Halwa looks totally delicious :)

  9. Hey.. same one!!:).. nice, cute shape!!!.. lovely presentation!!.. Happy Valentines Day:):)

  10. Hope your Valentine's Day was filled with love.

    Your carrot halwa sounds delicious. I am going to give it a try as I typically have all the ingredients.

  11. Happy V day..:)) carrot halwa looks delicious and superb..cute heart shape...

  12. Happy V Day Dearie..m sure you had a day filled with love n joy! Halwa looks fantastic! cute shape!!

  13. New here aparna... Glad to see Halwa cud be a V Day dessert too....

    U have lovely space dear.

  14. Happy Valentines Day to you.
    Carrot halwa looks delicious and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  15. Hope you had a great V day:-) Carrot Halwa looks too tempting..cute heart Dear..

  16. Whooo, thats cho romantic, Happy valentines day, buddy. Hope you had a good time, carrot halwa sounds perfect for the day:)

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  18. Aparna, wonderful display there, happy vday and the halwa looks very tempting dear!!!

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  20. lovely hearty halwa..Hope you had a wonderful V day :-)

  21. thankyu so much for ur wishes. Hope all of u had a gr8 valentines day..Thanks renu for sharing with me.The first pic was a gift i got 4rm my cusin.

  22. Thanks Nithu for sharing.
    @Katy, definitely u should try it. It is a wonderful sweet. :)

  23. First time here...U have a nice space..Heart shaped halwa looks yumm