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Carrot Halwa with Milk Powder n Evaporated Milk

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hello Guys,

I am back after a long break. Been very busy these days. But my passion for blogging is pushing hard to post my recipes. Today, i am back with a sweet to please you guys.. Carrot Halwa is one of my favorites. Rich in color n taste, carrot halwa is an eye catching desert that pleases taste buds.
Traditional carrot halwa recipe calls for koha/mawa(condensed milk solids) n vigorous boiling of milk to reduce it to half. But there are so many  variations in making this halwa. In these busy days making koha n boiling milk is a tedious process n we dnt have time to do all this. One can make this carrot halwa in mins without satisfying the taste by using milk powder n evaporated milk.  Here, i used fat free ingredients to make it light on body n rich on taste buds.So here is the recipe for all time favorite for many...
Ingredients:
Carrot: 3, large grated(makes about 2cups)
Dry non-fat milk powder: 1/2 cup
Evaporated milk: 1 12 Fl oz can( I used GV fat free evaporated milk)
Sugar: 1/4 cup or to taste
Nuts: 2 tbsp ( I used almonds) 
Butter: 3 tbsp, unsalted( I used Smart Balance butter)
Cardamom Powder: 1/2 tsp or to taste

Preparation:
1) Melt butter in a pan. Roast nuts for 1min n set aside.
2) In the same pan, stir in grated carrots n cook for 6-7 mins on medium heat, uncovered. Carrot must be soft by now, if not cook for another couple mins.
3) Add evaporated milk n cook for 10 mins or until halwa thickens. 
4) Now add dry milk powder n sugar. Cook for 3-4 mins or until halwa oozes oil from sides. Adjust sugar to your taste.If you want that grainy taste of milk powder little bit more, than try adding little milk powder.
5) Garnish with almonds n switch off.
Serve hot with puri or eat as it is..
Tip: Add sugar, once carrots are cooked. Adding sugar, makes carrot to cook for longer time.
Instead of sugar n evaporated milk, you can use fat free sweetened condense milk

This is going to be a part of  Priya's Cooking with seeds-Cardamom seeds and 
Sri Lekha's SWEETS AND SAVORIES FOR DIWALI

9 comments:

kitchen queen April 7, 2010 at 7:54 AM  

nice delicious and orangey carrot halwa.

Suhaina April 7, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

The carrot halwa looks too tempting. I am drooling. Must give it a try this week end.
Do drop by www.mysingaporekitchen.blogspot.com

srividhya Ravikumar April 7, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

Wow.. looks awesome

Deepa April 7, 2010 at 10:09 AM  

such a rich and delicious looking halwa...

Priya April 7, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

Love carrot halwa much, love ur version with milkpowder and E milk, thanks for sending dear..

Ushnish Ghosh April 7, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

Dear Silpa
very nice indeed...gone are the days when I used to be engaged boiling milk with carrot for endless hours..will try soon.
Have a nice day

PranisKitchen April 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM  

halwa looks so delicious.very simple recipe
i like any type of halwa,will try this one

Premalatha Aravindhan April 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM  

Awesome carrot halwa!!!nice colour...yummy too...

Cooking Foodie April 10, 2010 at 3:13 AM  

I havent made carrot halwa in a long time.. ur dish make me want to make some soon...

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