Carrot Halwa

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 40

Appears in
Mowgli Street Food

By Nisha Katona

Published 2018

  • About

Carrots in India are more like fruit than an anodyne root vegetable. They are red and full of sweet, deep flavour, which makes them excellent ingredients in desserts. This great recipe showcases carrots in a very different way. It’s a kind of flour-free, sticky carrot cake. And it’s heavy – you only need a small slice... or two.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 500 g/1


  1. Put the vegetable oil in a large high-sided frying pan set over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the cardamom pods and fry until they become fragrant – about 30 seconds. Add the grated carrot to the pan and fry for 4 minutes.
  2. Add the milk and bring up to the boil. While boiling, stir constantly for 5 minutes, ensuring the milk doesn’t catch on the bottom of th