Wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year !!!!

Gajjar Halwa is one of my Families Favorite dish. So my Mom makes it oftenly.
Here is another great recipe from my mom. It's a dessert that warms up your heart, whether you eat it hot or cold. I personally love to eat it as soon as you turn off the burner.


Grated Carrots - 3 cups

Milk - 1 1/2 cups

Sugar - 1 cup

Ghee - 3 tbsp

Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp

Saffron Strands - a pinch

Chopped Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp

Raisins -1/4

Peel and grate carrots.In a heavy saucepan , fry the grated carrots in a tablespoon of ghee for one minute. Then add the milk and saffron and pressure cook for one whistle.
To this, add sugar and keep stirring in a heavy saucepan in medium heat.

When complete moisture is absorbed, add half of the ghee. Fry for two more minutes and remove from heat.

Fry the cashew nuts and Raisins in the remaining ghee and add it to the halwa with the cardamom powder. Mix well. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This is my entry to Shriya and Nithu's event : Fortune cooking

I chose the Zodiac Sign : CAPRICORN which corresponded to carrots. I selected this as it is my husbands zodiac sign.

Capricorn men are cautious to begin with. But, once you show that you are sincere. They are very wonderful trust worthy people. The work with you not only toward their goal but your goal as well. They communicate well. The look at long term..not short. And can be very good partners.

Positive Traits

• Practical and prudent
• Ambitious and disciplined
• Patient and careful
• Humorous and reserved

Negative Traits

• Pessimistic and fatalistic
• Miserly and grudging

Note: In India, it is very popular to serve warm "gajar halwa" with vanilla ice cream. It is yummy.


  1. FH said...
    Love it. They also eat this with Poori, don't they? :)
    SASHREE said...
    sireesha,sooo bad ur.carrot halwa naku chala favorite n on the top adi vanilla icecream tho tintaru ani gurtuchesavu..!!rite now im feeling very hungry,chusta if time permits ill make this weekend
    Cham said...
    Lovely it came out beautiful Sireecha.
    Sum Raj said...
    hey this is too delicious..i make this out in microwave...
    Beth said...
    Ooh, thanks for the carrot halwa recipe! I had it in India and loved it, but had no idea how to make it! I'll have to try it this weekend :)
    Nanditha Prabhu said...
    i love hot carrot halwa!
    my hubby is a capricorn too:)
    Hetal said...
    Gajar ka halwa looks yummy...gr8 idea,eating halwa with icecreamm,will try it.
    Kalai said...
    I adore carrot halwa with ice cream, Sireesha! Wonderful entry for the event. My first visit to your blog and it's really great. Will definitely be back! :)
    Anonymous said...
    Thanks for participating in our contest with a delicious entry. I love carrot halwa. Yours looks perfect. Good luck for your entry...
    Anonymous said...
    Gajjar halwa looks mouthwatering.....
    Dori said...
    Mmmmm, one of my favorite desserts, it looks too good!
    oz said...
    I love the fact that you've taken the trouble to put in nice MOUTH WATERING (well captured) photographs. One of the cooking processs & the other of the finished Product.
    KUDOS on making it visually appetising.

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