Carrot Halwa (Indian Carrot Pudding)

Hello beautiful folks!

The Dutch tulip season officially gets underway in January every year with the National Tulip Day comes to town! Everyone is invited to pick their own tulip for free from a specially constructed ‘picking garden’ at Amsterdam’s Dam Square.

On the third Saturday of January, National Tulip Day is celebrated with a big tulip picking garden. This day marks the start of the (cut) tulip season by National Tulip Day.

Let's celebrate this beautiful season with utterly delicious carrot halwa (Lil Dutch - Lil Indian) that’s all I want. Made of grated carrot red or orange, slow-cooked in whole full-fat milk and ghee. And of course, seasoned with dry fruits, sweetened with sugar. This traditional Indian dessert is very rich in flavor, creamy and flavourful too. It's an Indian winter dessert that is full of flavor, no introduction is required.

Here I couldn't find red carrot but that’s ok, with organic orange carrots also flavourful with different colors and the taste is outstanding. There is no January for me without carrot halwa and beautiful colorful tulips.

Will you join us for welcoming official Dutch tulip season with Indian most loved dessert? I really love this beautiful country (Netherlands), full of life and colors. I am looking forward to exploring, more about Dutch culture, food, and festivity; actually everything.

And this beautiful halwa is one of my country's specialty, I miss sometimes India when the matter comes about food and family.

Carrot Halwa is absolutely perfect in every bite with a little warm tendency. I love to have my carrot halwa with poori and potato curry. When you make this halwa you can feel the aroma all over in your house. This is north Indian sweet delicacy of winter; no need for festivity.

Both beauties are full of elegance and richness; the red is my favorite. I am going to make everything beautiful and sweet around me with tulip and my classic Indian dessert.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time1 hr 50 mins

Ingredients

 500 g Carrots
 1 l Milk
 100 g Ghee
 130 g Sugar
 Almond, pistachio and cashew for garnish

Instructions

1

Wash the carrot and peel them.

2

Grate the carrots to medium thickness. If you grate them too thin, the halwa will become mushy and if too thick, the pieces will stand out.

3

Add the carrots and milk in a heavy bottom pan and cook on low heat until all the milk is fully absorbed.

4

Then Add ghee in the pan and cook for another 4-5 minutes on low heat. Keep stirring continuously.

5

Add sugar and cook for another 10-15 minutes on low heat until ghee starts to leave on the sides corners .

6

Garnish with almond. pistachio and cashew. Serve warm.

Ingredients

 500 g Carrots
 1 l Milk
 100 g Ghee
 130 g Sugar
 Almond, pistachio and cashew for garnish

Directions

1

Wash the carrot and peel them.

2

Grate the carrots to medium thickness. If you grate them too thin, the halwa will become mushy and if too thick, the pieces will stand out.

3

Add the carrots and milk in a heavy bottom pan and cook on low heat until all the milk is fully absorbed.

4

Then Add ghee in the pan and cook for another 4-5 minutes on low heat. Keep stirring continuously.

5

Add sugar and cook for another 10-15 minutes on low heat until ghee starts to leave on the sides corners .

6

Garnish with almond. pistachio and cashew. Serve warm.

Carrot Halwa (Indian Carrot Pudding)
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