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Red Carrot Cashew Halwa

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Hi Friends, Carrot halwa is all time favourite dish for indians. Im from Chennai, this dish is my speciality. Very colourfull, tongue tempting with rich flavoury ghee smell. Smooth halwa with crunchy cashew bites !!! Try yourself and tell your experience....!!
Ingredients
  Carrot 1⁄2 Kilogram (5 medium sized)
  Thick milk 1 Liter
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cashew 2 Teaspoon
  Raisins 2 Teaspoon
  Almond 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom powder 1 Teaspoon
  Red food colour 1 Pinch (powder)
  Ghee 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Grate the Carrots and grind once and keep aside (dont fine grind, make sure still some carrot pieces are there.. this gives more carrot taste).
2. Put Kadai on flame, heat 2 spoon ghee and fry slightly the cashew, almond and raisins and keep aside. Let the ghee remain.
3. Now pour the milk and bring to boil, slowly keep stiring or thick milk may stick to the bottom and burn.. Non-stick pan is best for this dish.
4. When the milk is half done or has come to 1/4 litre add the sugar. Let it fully dissolve.
5. Now add the grinded carrot, red food colour and and stir till the carrots are nicley cooked, this takes 5-7 mins. You will get excellent flavour.
6. Keep stirring, let all the milk evaporate. Now add the remaining ghee and stir till the halwa does'nt stick to the vessel.
7. Now add the Cardomom. Garnish with Cashew, Almond and Raisins.
8. Enjoy!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Stewed
Drink: 
Smoothie
Interest: 
Holiday, Quick, Healthy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
I got to learn this dish, Carrot halwa from my best friend's mom.. She is very good in making all kinds of south indian sweets. Learnt over phone, she was reciting the recipe, i made with my mobile in hand. Sounds funny, but yes.. I Made it.. This itself made me expert in making this special carrot halwa....!
Subtitle: 
Carrot halwa

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