Gajar Halva

This is my favorite dessert to make when cooking Indian food. The sweet & creamy taste is a delicious end to a hot & spicy meal. I posted this recipe in 2004 and can't believe that here it is 2007 and no one has yet ventured trying it! Go Ahead, it's really delicious!!! (Recipes courtesy of - Chef Carla)
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Category:  Dessert  - 
Ready in: 10m  -  Cooking time: 1h  - 
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For 6 Servings(s) ()


  • 6 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 cup(s) half-and-half
  • 0.5 cup(s) packed brown sugar
  • 0.5 cup(s) golden raisin
  • 0.25 cup(s) butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) ground cardamom
  • 0.25 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 0.25 cup(s) unsalted pistachios or 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Gajar Halva Directions

  1. Heat carrots and half-and-half to boiling in saucepan; reduce heat.
  2. Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, until all the half & half is absorbed, about 45 minutes.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar, raisins, butter, cardamom and salt.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until all of the brown sugar is dissolved and the mixture is of your desired consistency, (pudding-like) about 15 minutes.
  5. Garnish with pistachios or slivered almonds.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!

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