Carrot Halwa (Pudding)

Carrot Halwa or Pudding is a delicious dessert for any occasion or celebration.This is usually loved by one and all and very simple to make. We all know the great benefits of carrots. It is also a good way to get picky kids and eaters to have carrots in their diet .

Reducing the milk in the microwave for this recipe, is a trick I recently got to know .It not only saves the cooking time and mess, but also avoids baby sitting the carrots and milk while cooking .It is also the best away to avoid the carrots from getting completely mushed up. So if you have some carrots and milk lying aside do try out this delicious dessert and impress your holiday guests .Hope you all have been having a great holiday season .It has been a busy time at my end as well and hoping to blog more often.

This delicious dessert can also be served with a dollop of ice cream and garnished with nuts of your choice . Please read on for the full recipe.

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5 from 6 votes
Carrot Halwa (Pudding)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

A delicious dessert made with grated carrots, milk and sugar

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch cardamom powder from 3 to 4 pods
  • 12-14 cashew bits and almonds chopped
  1. Microwave milk in a microwave safe bowl for about 20 minutes and reduce it .Check every 5 minutes .

  2. Roast cashews and almonds and set them aside.

  3. In a heavy wide pan ,heat the butter and saute the shredded carrots for 10 minutes or until they become soft and change color .

  4. Add the reduced milk and cook for another 10 minutes until most of the milk is absorbed.

  5. Add the sugar and cardamom powder and keep stirring until the butter leaves the sides of the pan.

  6. Garnish with chopped nuts .The Carrot Halwa (pudding) is ready to serve .

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  • Smitha
    December 10, 2019 at 10:55 am

    5 stars
    Oh! Looks absolutely delicious 😋

    • InspiresNish
      December 10, 2019 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you Smitha!

  • iScriblr
    December 12, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Looks yummylicious! My favorite!❤️❤️

    • InspiresNish
      December 13, 2019 at 12:02 am

      Thank you Richa!

  • Jyo
    December 12, 2019 at 6:36 am

    5 stars
    Queen of desserts👍

    • InspiresNish
      December 13, 2019 at 12:03 am

      Aptly said Jyo, Thank you!

  • Caz / InvisiblyMe
    December 13, 2019 at 9:16 am

    5 stars
    Ooo I wasn’t expecting the inclusion of cardamon and cashews. This sounds really interesting, I never would have imagined you could make carrots into a tasty-sounded dessert! xx

    • InspiresNish
      January 5, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      Thank you Caz, much appreciated!

  • Chocoviv
    December 19, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    5 stars
    Looks delicious…

    • InspiresNish
      January 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • almeidadepaulo
    December 31, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Happy New Year Nisha!!!🎇🎇🎇🥂

    • InspiresNish
      January 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      Thank you so much and wish you the same!

  • Sandhya
    January 9, 2020 at 3:43 am

    5 stars
    Looks so inviting and I especially like how the color of the carrots is well retained in your recipe!

    • InspiresNish
      January 9, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya, appreciate your kind comments!

  • Megala
    January 10, 2020 at 7:14 am

    5 stars
    Carrot halwa looks so beautiful & yummy! I totally agree with you that it is less messy and also easier to reduce the milk in a microwave oven.

    • InspiresNish
      January 10, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you so much Megala ! The reducing of milk in the microwave oven is such a time saver.

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