Simple yet delectable carrot halwa!
Carrots are my go-to vegetable as they are so versatile. So I always have them stocked up in my fridge. I had used them to make various desserts like Carrot Phirni and Carrot Kheer. The lovely color from carrot gives richness to the sweet at the same time the flavor being subtle. If you do have guests in short notice, you now know how to please them with a homemade dessert that is not a typical 'Payasam'.
You will need:
1/2 Kg Carrots
1.5 Cups of full fat milk
0.5 Cup Sugar
2 tbsp ghee
4 Cardamom Pods
* Optional: If desired,roasted nuts and raisins can be mixed in once the halwa is prepared.
Wash and peel the skin off the carrots.
Grate the carrots using coarse grating blades.
Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel and saute the grated carrots for couple of minutes.
Pour in the milk and sugar. Slow cook till the milk gets absorbed.
Finely crush the cardamom seeds and add to the halwa.
Keep stirring till you see no liquid remaining. Serve warm.