Friday, June 28, 2013

Carrot Walnut Halwa

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday, for the special day we had a feast and prepared her favourite carrot halwa with a twist. Trust me this carrot walnut halwa tastes seriously fantastic and the addition of walnuts makes this halwa more interesting and healthy as well. Actually i planned  to make some carrot halwa for dessert and prepared everything for it, while going through my pantry for cashewnuts i noticed that almost a quarter cup of walnuts were sitting since few months in a small bottle.Instead of adding them in bakes i tried adding them by soaking in hot water, grinding them as fine paste and used it while making halwa.

A simple carrot halwa with walnut paste turned out extremely rich,nutty and delicious, if you are planning to make some carrot halwa next time, do add few walnuts as paste to them and am sure you will see the difference.Sending to Viji's SYS-WS - Apple & Carrot.


2cups Carrot (finely grated)
1/4cup Walnuts
1/2cup Sugar
1/4cup Sweetened Condensed milk
1cup Milk
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
1tbsp Ghee
Sliced almonds

Soak the walnuts in hot water for an hour, drain the water and grind as fine paste.

Heat the ghee, fry the finely grated carrots until they gets half cooked.

Add the sugar and condensed milk,milk,walnut paste,cook everything together in medium high flame.

Add the cardamom powder to the cooking halwa and put off the stove once the halwa gets thickens.

Keep aside and let them cool.

Serve topped with nuts or icecream.

39 comments:

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative.. The colour and texture has come out very well.. The dessert has turned rich with the addition of walnuts..

spusht said... Reply To This Comment

i just made carrot halwa with cashews and raisins yesterday ... but made using the time consuming and traditional method of boiling the milk down!

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious carrot halwa looks wonderful happy birthday to your daughter

Namitha said... Reply To This Comment

One of the best desserts ever ! I am in love with the color of your halwa, so beautiful !

Niru said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic is the word...u take dishes to a new level...excellently done...

Amila Wickramarachchi said... Reply To This Comment

Halwa looks delicious....
And please accept my Birthday wishes to your daughter!Hope you all had a great time...

Sowmya Madhavan said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo..awesome..

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Love the idea of using walnuts as a paste. The halwa must be rich and creamy!

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

love the click and it should taste delicious sis

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I love Carrit Halwa & yours Halwa looks so perfect with the rich color in it. I am sure the walnuts would have added a good crunch in it. Happy bday to your kiddo:)

Wer SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

truely delicious and appealing...

preethiDhinesh said... Reply To This Comment

My favorite halwa


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Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Yum ! yummy !!

Aishwarya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow !! Wounderful recipe :) I tried ur chocolate carrot halwa recipe. it was delicious. Will try this tomorrow for sure.

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

thats an very diffrent combo and looks delicious aks :)

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and healthy dessert

Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

very flavourful halwa :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Birthday to your daughter.. and what a great way to celebrate with this delicious halwa!!
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Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter from here as well :)
Carrot halwa sounds delicious and one I have never made, so it's on my list.

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

Hope u had a grand Celebration :) Carrot n Walnut Halwa- combo sounds so rich n delicious...looks inviting! Seriously am craving for some carrot halwa now :p

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Belated happy birthday to your daughter.. Halwa looks delicious and tempting dear :-)

Malaysian Delicacies said... Reply To This Comment

Attractive and tempting !!!

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

thats a nice twist to regular carrot halwa.. like its color.. mmm... :)

Chandrani Banerjee said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful and delicious halwa.

PT said... Reply To This Comment

lovely color dear... I'm sure ur daughter would have liked it :)

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Belated b'day wishes to ur lovely daughter :) And that's a yummy looking halwa :)

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely presentation,looks yum.

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious and innovative recipe...

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Belated b'day wishes to your princess, lovely and super delicious halwa...

Arthy shama said... Reply To This Comment

Delecious halwa dear and healthy too

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

wishing ur daughter a very happy bday and wish for all success in her life ! some thing our twisted one are better than the actual one !

Harini M said... Reply To This Comment

Belated wishes to your lil gal Priya :)Awesome clicks :)

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Nice idea, adding walnuts..

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment

I will like this for sure. Walnuts and carrot is a great combo.

Raji said... Reply To This Comment

What a bright and lovely colour of the halwa...I can just finish off the whole bowl.

malvecka nigam said... Reply To This Comment

Hppy b'ltd b'dy to ur daughter Priya....the halwa looks tempting...love those carrot flowers! Uptil now was using chopped walnuts in my halwa....will try it wid the paste next time!

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

Belated B'day wishes to your princess.

BTW the halwa looks so delicius and love the add of nutty paste.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy looking halwa! Belated birthday wishes to your daughter!

Shazzy Karim said... Reply To This Comment

I love carrot halwa, but never try making it..Its seem easy when i see thru the recipe. I shall try this one soon