Carrots – 800 gms
Boiled Milk – close to ½ litre
Sugar – 1½ cups
Saffron – few
Cardamom powder – 1½ tspns
Cashews – 7-8 (cut in half and chopped and fried in little ghee till light brown in color)
Raisins – 7-8
Ghee – 2 tbl spns
1. Peel and Grate carrots.
2. Take ghee in a non-stick deep bottomed pan and fry the carrots till the raw smell goes.
3. Add milk and cook the carrots in milk and keep stirring it.
4. Once the carrots are cooked and after all the milk is absorbed, add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron, raisins, and cashews (previously fried in little ghee). Mix well and serve either hot or cold.
Best when served hot with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream. The combination of hot halwa with the cold vanilla ice cream is just heavenly!!!!
UPDATE: This one is on its way to EC's SIMPLE INDIAN FOOD BLOG for the WYF: COLOR IN FOOD EVENT