Going down the memory lane Carrot Halwa usually for me conjures up images of Moms toiling and moiling in the kitchen for hours, grating, stirring etc. Nevertheless the end product was a sinfully decadent; finger licking and scrumptious dessert good to the last spoon.

Years later after the cooking mantle was handed to me, I would feel the Halwa beckon me all the time. Yet I resisted the temptation and stayed clear of venturing into making such a tedious and loaded dessert proclaiming lack of time. However one fine sunny morning, about 4 years ago, I found this recipe on the internet that for ever changed the way I thought about Carrot Halwa. I initially passed it off as too good to be true. But one fine day, the adventurous part got the better of me and decided to try it, after all what have I to loose? But boy oh boy was I so impressed and stumped that I have been preparing this ever since.There is no compromise on taste and even friends, family cannot make out the difference in taste. It is easy, fast, guilt-free and still has the decadent taste, so what else can one ask for?

 

carrot_halwa

Ingredients

Grated carrots 2 cups
Butter 1 tablespoon
Milk powder 6 tablespoons ( I buy the Deep variety from Indian grocery)
1% Milk 3/4 cup
Sugar 6 tablespoons
Cardamom powder1/2 teaspoon
Almonds sliced 1 tablespoon

Method:

 

  • Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Add the grated carrots mix well and microwave for 2 minutes, until the raw smell of carrot goes away.
  • Meanwhile in a separate bowl mix together the milk, milk powder, sugar to form a thick paste.
  • Add this to the cooked carrots in the microwave bowl mix well and microwave for 7 to 8 minutes stirring the mixture after every 2 minutes.
  • If the mixture appears too dry, add little milk and microwave for a minute. If it appears too wet, then microwave for couple of minutes more.
  • Add the cardamom powder, sliced nuts and mix well.

Yummy, delicious Carrot Halwa is ready to be served!

 

This is my first ever entry and this is for Microwave Easy Cooking.

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