Thursday, March 19, 2009

Desserts with Carrot!!

Ah, a dessert with carrot, don't you just love it?? Y not...when it is one of the richest food! When the talk is about Indian desserts, the name that undoubtedly comes into every person's mind is our favorite traditional Carrot halwa recipe.

It is just the perfect sweet dish to be relished post dinner. Talking about the nutritional value of carrot halwa, it contains proteins, carbohydrates and fat content. And also very few of you must be aware of yet another fantastic dessert, Carrot Kheer recipe which i'm going to share shortly.

Preparation of Carrot Halwa:

You may need:
Shredded carrot - 2 cups
Evaporated Milk- 1 1/2 cup (Store bought CARNATION Evaporated MILK)
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Unsalted butter/ghee - 4 tablespoons
Cashews and raisins to garnish

...Take the carrots, wash them properly and shred them.

...Roast the cashews and raisins in a little ghee and keep it aside.

...In a nonstick pan melt the butter/ghee and stir fry the shredded carrot on medium heat for about 10minutes so that the carrots leave the raw smell and slightly change the colour.

...Take care the carrots do not get burnt.

...Add the evaporated milk and cook for about 10-15 minutes until the milk gets completely absorbed.
...Add the sugar and stir well. Cook for 5 more minutes.

...Now add the cardamom powder and cook till the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan and the ghee starts oozing out.

...Garnish with the roasted cashews and raisins.

Serve hot or cold. Chilled dessert tastes yummy. So try this dessert for your next occasion and do let me know your comments.

Another interesting recipe that i was talking about is Carrot kheer. It is also a very simple yet nutritious dessert. This is shared by my friend Raji, i would like to thank her once again for sharing an interesting recipe.

Preparation of Carrot Kheer :

You may need:

Carrots: 2cups
milk: 500ml
sugar: 1/4cup
almonds, cashews, raisins: to garnish


...Cut carrots into thin rounds and pressure cook them.
...Soak almonds,cashews and raisins in water for 10-15 mins.

...carrots when cool, grind them to fine paste along with cashews,raisins n almonds.

...Boil milk on a low flame.

...Add sugar followed by the ground paste and stir.

... Serve chilled kheer.

Hope you liked the 2 recipes that i shared. Will come again with another interesting post. Till then as i say always Eat Healthy 'n' Stay Healthy.


Usha said...

Love carrot halwa and frankly have never tried carrot kheer...both your creations look lovely and very inviting ! First time here you have a very cool space......

ARUNA said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Usha.....visited ur blog too and it looks awesome!

krishna said...

i'll try carrot kheer as i donot need to add ghee or butter.thinking abt the dish itself feels so good.will make it n post the comments again

ARUNA said...

Yeah do let me know chaitanya, that's my friend's recipe..she will b happy to know!

Parikshith Kumar said...

Yummy!!! I want to have it right now :-(
I wish I could make it

ARUNA said...

Ofcourse u can make it Parikshith...and thanx for visiting my blog. U have a cool blog too.

Anonymous said...

Wow...tempting dishes..i will try carrot halwa today..
Thanks for sharing this dish...:)

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting Ravi!!

Shabs.. said...

came here thru varshas blog.....u have wonderful blog and lots of info and yummy dishes in here....wud be coming again.....By the way, we got the same set of dishes(red lined one)at my moms house...they are so pretty, arent they?

kvg93 said...

hai aruna loved the carrot came out very well.

Recipe man said...

wow this looks great. takes me back to the time i used to travel india.. and stop at each station to buy something sweet :-)

puspa said...

im gonna try tis for this year diwali...