Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Serves: 4 – 5 Persons


For Carrot Halwa

  • 500g carrots, coarsely grated
  • 8 green cardamom pods, pierced with a knife
  • 500ml whole milk
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50 gm Mava

For Flavour and Garnishing

  • 25g raisins
  • 25g blanched almonds or chopped pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom seed powder


  1. Put the carrots, pierced cardamom pods and milk in a heavy-based pan and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hr, stirring frequently until the milk has evaporated.
  3. Heat the butter in a deep pan, add mava and stir-fry the carrot mixture for about 15-20 mins until darkened in colour and it has lost most of the moisture.
  4. Add sugar, raisins and almonds or pistachios, and stir-fry the halwa for another 5 mins. 
  5. Serve hot.

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