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Carrot Recipe
  • READY IN 17 mins

Carrot Recipe

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"This is a healthy dessert recipe that you can make for kids who don't eat carrots. Substitute carrots with beetroots and you get Beetroot halwa."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    17 mins


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine carrots and milk. Bring to a boil, and cook until most of the milk evaporates, about 10 minutes. Stir in sugar, and simmer until mixture becomes dry. Stir constantly to ensure that it doesn't burn. Remove from heat.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in cashews and raisins, and saute until cashews are golden brown. Spread over carrot mixture. Sprinkle top with ground cardamom for fragrance.
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  • Note
  • Some people puree the carrots, but grated carrots give a nice texture to them.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 01, 2007

The "Ready In" time of 17 minutes seems totally unrealistic. I timed the whole process, and from start to finish it took me an hour and half, mostly because it simply takes a very long time for "most the milk" to evaporate. Still, patience paid off, and the recipe was delicious. It didn't seem as sickeningly sweet to me as some other Indian desserts I've tried, although it certainly is sweet. I used golden raisins, which tasted great, but I think regular raisins would serve as a better garnish because they would provide greater contrast against the cashews and carrots. Although making this dessert took a long time, it was extremely easy and except for the cardamom (which I had to buy for this recipe, but will use in other Indian dishes), the ingredients are all very simple and straightforward. We'll be enjoying this dish in my daughter's 5th grade class tomorrow as part of an early Diwali festival celebration, so thanks to the poster for sharing the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2005

This is a nice recipe and a simple easy and nutritious dessert to make. I found adding a little bit of condensed milk gives it a nice taste too along with the sugar. you can adjust the quantities according to how sweet you want it to be.

Aug 31, 2003

My entire family fell in love with this recipe, even my father who hates carrots. It is sweet and easy. I whipped it up in a few minutes and it was great cold the next afternoon.

Mar 07, 2007

This recipe surprised me. I enjoyed it, but no one else in my family did (hence the 4 stars). I substituted part of the milk with sweetened condensed milk (I ran out of reg.) and reduced the sugar. I also added some cinnamon. It added a little warmth to the dish. Please note that the mixture does thicken as it cools.

Jul 01, 2011

Instead of regular milk & sugar, I used a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk. Cooking off the liquid still took 45 min. Everyone liked it though.

Jan 19, 2012

I Loved this. I served for breakfast. My picky texture family didn't like it but they made up there minds before they even tasted it. I am giving 5 stars because I thought it was amazing. I made 1/2 the recipe because I didn't have enough carrots. I also substituted Vanilla Almond Milk because of milk allergies in my family. I also used a combination of cashews and almonds. I cut the butter in 1/2 and didn't add any sugar at all. The vanilla almond milk made it sweet enough. I added a little of the carrot milk out of the pan to the pan with the nuts. Instead of cardamon I used a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. SOOO Yummy.

Jan 14, 2004

This tasted great, but it took me a couple HOURS for the liquid to evaporate. Even then, it was still a little "wet".

Sep 20, 2010

This recipe is delicious! I’ve tried it with a whole cup and a half cup of sugar and the half cup lets you taste the carrots more but the full cup makes a good desert. The cardamom is a must to get the full experience of this dish. Not counting shredding the carrots, I can make this in about 20-30 minutes if I brown the cashews at the same time as I’m cooking the carrots. For the carrots I cook them on the highest setting my big burner will go and stir constantly so they don’t burn. This cuts the time down but you have to stir continuously.


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  • Calories
  • 486 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 88.3 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 258 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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