Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Carrot and Bread Halwa


Thanks friends for all your wishes and the guess about the ingredients of the sweet. The sweet is "Carrot and Bread Halwa". Kudos to the people who found out that carrot is one of the ingredients:-) I added carrot just to make it bit different from the usual bread halwa. My hearty Tamil New Year wishes to you all...




Ingredients:

1. Carrot - 1 Cup (Chopped)
2. Bread (Fresh or leftover) - 4 pieces (Don't need to remove the sides)
3. Milk - 1.5 Cups (Boiled)
4. Condensed Milk - 1/4 Cup
5. Sugar - 3/4 Cup or adjust to your taste
6. Ghee - 1/2 Cup
7. Khoa - 1/4 Cup (Grated)
8. Honey - 4 tsp (Optional)
9. Cashew and Almond - Little qty (Broken)
10. Cardamom - 4




Procedure:

1. Take 2 tsp of ghee in a pan. Add the chopped carrot. Fry till raw smell is gone.
2. Pressure cook the carrot with little quantity of milk. Keep aside.
3. Meanwhile, add the remaining milk to the bread pieces and keep them soaked.
4. Keep the cooked carrot and bread pieces along with the milk in the mixer jar and process till they became a smooth paste.
5. Now, add 1/4 cup of ghee and fry the nuts and cardamom well. Add the contents from the mixer to the pan and then add the condensed milk.
6. Medium the heat and keep stirring, till the mixture starts to thicken.
7. Now, add the grated khoa and honey. Mix well. Keep stirring.
8. Take care so that the contents won't get sticked to the pan.
9. Finally, when the mixture comes to halwa consistency add the remaining ghee.
10. Serve hot garnished with grated khoa and nuts.

Who tried this recipe?
1. Sharanya

33 comments:

Suma said...

Hi Nithu! Carrot halwa with bread sure sounds good, and with condensed milk.. yumm..

simply.food said...

Simly devine,so yummy.

kitchen queen said...

what a lovely delicious and healthy combo halwa.

Ann said...

Intresting to add the bread in it Nithu, Sounds very yum

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal! I guess I was way off at the guessing game..lol

MaryMoh said...

A lovely, healthy dessert to have. Thanks for sharing.

Suhaina said...

So my guess was half correct. Very lovely recipe.A very good recipe. Must try when I get time.
Thanks for the lovely recipe.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

adding bread pieces is quite unique!!
lovely presentation!!
congratulations on completing 150th post... tat was very quick..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow Carrot halwa very nice...I too guess it is carrot halwa.

Swapna Sree said...

carrot and bread halwa sound great and yummy...

divya said...

Really very new combination Nitu...delectable halwa!

Madhura Manoj said...

Nice combo.Like to try this.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

carrot & bread halwa combination super!! looks delicious nithu!!

LK said...

Happy Tamil New Year to you and your family, Nithu! I'm sure there will be a feast at your house today!

Kairali sisters said...

Happy Tamil new year wishes to you and u r family....Halwa looks too yummy...

Love
Kairali sisters

R said...

wow had never heard of this before, looks so delicious!

BangaloreBaker said...

Happy Vishu and congratulations on completing 150 posts. Keep rocking..

Swathi said...

Happpy tamil new year to you and your family. Halwa looks really good.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

No Need to mention that carrot Halwa looks simply great and must have tasted delicious as well. I too agree with All previous 17 commentators have testified this.

Hamaree Rasoi

Gita Jaishankar said...

Iniya tamil puthandu vazhthukkal Nithu :) Very interesting halwa dear....looks awesome!

Kamalika said...

Hi thats a new combination for me...lovely dish...I have the same serving plate at home...:)....

AMA's AnythingVegetarian said...

Good Combo.I like the fact that the pattern of the Plate displayed just gels with the color of the Halwa.Nice presentation.

Panchpakwan said...

Sounds very intresting recipe...

Happy tamil new year wishes dear...

AdukalaVishesham said...

halwa looks delicious... wish you and your family happy tamil new year..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Nithu, could have never guessed yesterday about this pudding. Wow, what a combination and looks so yummy !!! I am surely going to try it once.

Priya said...

Happy tamil new year wishes to u and ur family Nithu...Carrot and bread halwa looks extremely delicious, wat a prefect sweet to welcome the new year..

San said...

Decadent combo nithu.Can you pass the bowl please? My taste bud is not at all saying no to more sweets these days,don't know where it's not end up with :)Tamil new year wishes.

Yummy Team said...

Yummy halwa..Wishing you and your family a very happy Tamil New Year..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Happy Tamil New Year to you too dear! Didn't do too much cause of my son's cranky mood..sending some Cocoa Payasam your way. Enjoy!

harini-jaya said...

super combo! happy new year !!

Leena said...

Wishing you Happy New Year!Halwa is delectable...

Valarmathi said...

Happy Tamil New Year and halwa looks yummy and tempting.

Kiran said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Tamil NewYear.