Carrot halwa

February 3, 2011

Author Notes: I actually set out this week to fancy up the basic, bare-bones carrot halwa I've enjoyed since I first had this Indian desert. I tried to make it into a soufflé, ice cream, and custard. While my attempts weren't terrible, they only detracted from the magical marriage of creamy milk and sweet carrots accented by cardamom I had started out with.prettyPeas

Serves: 4


  • 6 carrots
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 4 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
In This Recipe


  1. Peel and grate carrots.
  2. Heat carrots, milk, cardamom, and butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until milk is nearly evaporated, about 50 minutes.
  3. Add sugar and cook an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure mixture does not stick to bottom.
  4. Remove cardamom pods, if you can find them. Turn out into a large, flat container. Allow to cool until warm.

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