Taste of an Indian Winter: Carrot Halwa

The Indian winter is truly a season of feasting – the best produce and the most elaborate celebratory recipes! To make the most of fresh carrots this season – here is the classic carrot halwa recipe with a twist – I have used jaggery powder instead of refined sugar for an earthy, nutty taste. Do try it out and tell me what you think!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 40 gm ghee
  • 1⁄2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 400 gm red carrots ,grated finely
  • 100 gm jaggery powder
  • 10 gm pistachios, shredded
  • 20 gm cashewnut, chopped
  • 100 gm mawa

PROCEDURE:

  1. Heat ghee in a shallow pan. Add cardamom powder and stir for 30 seconds.
  2. Add carrots and stir fry to gently coat with ghee.Mix in jaggery and cook carrots till water evaporates.
  3. Keep stirring all the while. Add dry fruits and stir fry.
  4. Blend in crumbled mawa into the halwa and cook till it’s absorbed and well incorporated.
  5. The halwa should be slightly moist.Serve hot sprinkled with dry fruits and crumbled mawa.

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