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Carrot Halwa


Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa is the perfect winter dessert.  Carrots are plentiful and healthful.  Use a grater or a food processor and you are on your way.


Put your friends to work – hand them a glass of wine and have them grate the carrots.  Look how happy this guy is.







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Carrot Halwa

6 Medium Carrots, peeled and grated

2 Green Cardamom Pods

1 1/3 cups Whole Milk (or a combination of 2 percent milk and heavy cream)

2 Tbs. + 2 tsp. Unsalted Butter

2 Tbs. White or Brown Sugar (or to taste)

For Garnish:

¼ cup Blanched Almonds, coarsely chopped

¼ cup Raisins

Melt 2 tsp. of the butter in a heavy bottom pot.  Add the carrots and cardamom and stir over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.  Stir occasionally and then add the milk.  Stir and simmer over medium low heat for 15 to 20 minutes – or until the milk evaporates and the carrots are very soft.

Add the sugar and half the almonds, raisins and the rest of the butter.  Stir and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.  The sugar should caramelize and darken the color of the carrots.  Taste for sweetness and add more sugar if needed.  The Halwa is done when all the liquid is evaporated the dish looks rich and creamy.

Serve hot topped with the remaining almonds and raisins.

Notes:  If you like a stronger flavor of cardamom – peel the out casings of the cardamom pods and crush the seeds in a spice grinder and add to the carrots.

Serve with ice cream

Until I eat again!