If you want to impress your friends with a unique veggie dessert, check out this recipe for carrot halwa, a sweet Indian dish with a carrot base. The sweetness comes from raisins and evaporated milk – no sugar added! The cardamom adds a little punch. Enjoy1
2 lbs finely shredded carrots
14 ounces condensed milk
12 ounces evaporated milk
2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1 tbsp cashews
1 tbsp pistachios
1 lb raisins
¼ tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp sliced almonds
Soak the raisins in a large bowl of water
In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the carrots, evaporated milk and condensed milk and microwave for 10
Remove the bowl, mix thoroughly and microwave for another 10 minutes
Remove, stir again and microwave for 5 minutes. Repeat this step 1 more time, or until the moisture has been fully absorbed by the carrots.
Stir the cardamom into the carrot mixture.
Melt the ghee in a small skillet, then add the cashews and fry for 1 minute.
Drain the raisins from the water, add to the frying pan and cook for 1 minute.
Pour the ghee, cashews and raisins into the carrot mixture.
Mix well, and serve with a garnish of pistachios and almonds.
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