Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa is an Indian pudding that is made with carrot, milk, khoya and sugar. I have always made the halwa the traditional way, where the carrots are grated and cooked on the stove top on low flame with milk. Halwa that is slow cooked tastes so yummy. We are a family with sweet tooth and many times we crave to eat dessert but don’t have time to make our favorites like this halwa. Baking the halwa was what popped up to my mind, after making the baked version of lauki halwa. The process to bake carrot halwa was same as lauki halwa except that there were some changes to the ingredients. The baked version of the carrot halwa with ricotta cheese turned out exactly the way we like it. An absolute easy way to make the delicious dessert while other dishes are being whipped up. Festival season is approaching so its the perfect dessert recipe to make when having to cook a storm 🙂
grated carrot 1 1/2 cup, heaped
ricotta cheese 1 cup
sugar 3/4 cup
cashew nut pieces 1 tbsp
cardamom powder 1/8 tsp
ghee 4 tsp
mixing and getting the baking dish ready
Mix grated carrot, ricotta cheese, sugar, cashew nut pieces, cardamom powder.
Transfer the mixture to a greased baking safe dish, spread in a slightly thin layer (it should be about 1 inch height in the bowl) and drizzle ghee on top.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (for 10 mins), place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 50-55 mins or till some golden spots are formed on the top.
Garnish and Serve
Garnish with some chopped almonds(optional) and serve.