Carrot Halwa

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Carrot Halwa

Although the name Halwa will lead you to a completely different product, a different texture, I suggest you try this less common one. I "stole" the idea and tasted it at the Namaste India festival. It was this recipe that impressed me the most, maybe also due to the fact that I didn't expect such a taste from our banal carrot.

I have already managed to impress with this dessert many people, it has the effect of "Wow!" more to everyone. And now in the season of new and healthy carrots, I definitely recommend you to try it. It can be served as such or with a little vanilla ice cream, it will be even more excellent. About the taste - you will not feel the classic taste of carrot, it combined with butter, cardamom and sweet cream becomes something fabulous.

So note - in the recipe I used heavy cream, I tried to replace it other times with condensed milk (thick and very sweet) but still I liked the cream version a bit more.


500 g
50 g
100 g
Heavy cream (32% fat)
100 ml
or condensed milk
Ground cardamon
0.5 tsp
100 g
you can use walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, etc

Step by step


Carrots are cleaned and washed.


Then grind them well in the robot or you can give them through the smaller grater.


Melt the butter in a pan, then add the cardamom and mix quickly.


And immediately add the carrots, mix well and cook over medium heat, stirring periodically until well softened.


After about 10 minutes add the sugar, stir and continue to cook until the carrot is soft and without juice.


Add the sweet cream, mix well and simmer for another 10-15 minutes on low heat.


The carrot composition is ready when it is soft and has no juice at all, even if it is a little drier.

Turn off the heat and set it aside.


Prepare small forms to serve the halva in individual portions. You can use small cups, glasses or bowls for ice cream, etc.

I made 1 kg of carrot halva here, so double portion, you can see on the picture how many shapes I filled.

So, put the carrot composition in the molds and let it cool completely, then leave it in the fridge for a few hours.


I recommend sprinkling some nuts over the halva, they will give an even better taste and texture.

Take any nuts / hazelnuts you have in the house, brown them a little on the pan and crush them in a food processor or with a spatula.


Serve cold, with nuts sprinkled on top and in an even more special version with vanilla ice cream. But it is delicious anyway, I definitely recommend you try it.

Good appetite!

Quantity: 600 g (3-4 servings)
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
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