This popular dessert can be made with just a few simple ingredients in less than 30 minutes. Carrot Halwa is typically eaten in the winter in India because that's when the gorgeous dark orangish red sweet carrots are in season. In the states, it's a dessert enjoyed year round and even a popular dish served in restaurants! It's the perfect novice Indian dessert to attempt at home and ours is extra special as it's lightly flavored with our Milk Masala blend. We hope you give it a try and enjoy!
Recipe by Indu Bapna for our Chef Series @ Home
1 lbs carrots (grated)
1/2 c milk
1/2 dry milk powder (you can also use mawa from the Indian store)
4-5 tbs sugar (depending on desired sweetness
1-2 tsp Milk Masala
Add carrots and milk to a nonstick pan and cook for about 5 minutes on medium hight heat to soften the carrots.
Add dry milk powder and continue cooking/stirring until most of the liquid is evaporated.
Turn to low and stir in sugar (start with 4tbs and add more if needed after tasting)
After the sugar is fully incorporated, turn off the heat and add in the Milk Masala.
Let it cool to room temperature before serving.
Feel free to garnish with chopped nuts, coconut flakes, etc before serving if desired!