Carrot Halwa

YES! I DID IT! Finally, I made some halwa that wasn't rock hard or dried out. This batch turned out so perfect, and it was the first dessert I made in my new apartment. I got the recipe from Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking, which is one of the few cookbooks I have loved every recipe from. I was really glad too that there weren't any shortcuts to making this, I had to condense a half-gallon of milk down slowly and try not to scald it, and I was sure this first batch would never succeed, but it did! It was so worth it to painfully watch the milk for hours because the end result was so delicious! I enjoyed a bowl warm and then let the rest get cold, and it was perfect both ways!

~ "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle ~

12 comments:

Namratha said...

Gr8 going Meeso dear, well worth the efforts right? That's the yummy goodness of Carrot Halwa, wish u lived close by...would have dropped in :D

Vcuisine said...

Who can resist carrot halwa Meeso. Hope you are settled in your new apartment. Viji

Happy cook said...

Congrats with your new home Meeso.
I love the carrot halwa.

meeso said...

~ Namratha, It was very much worth the efforts...and I would have loved to share some with you :)

~ Viji, I am getting settled and loving it, Thanks :)

~ Happy cook, Thanks :)

Lisa said...

I had no idea Betty Crocker had an Indian cookbook. Well, you learn something new each day. Your halva looks very good.

SpicyTasty said...

Carrot halwa looks perfect and delicious meeso. Doesn't look like a first try.Its one of my husbands and my favorite dessert and I made carrot halwa for valentines day. Have fun at your new apartment.

Mona said...

Hmmmm, one of my fav Halwas! My mouth's watering now.. :-) Wanna share some?!

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meeso said...

~ Lisa, It is a very good cookbook, or at least I have enjoyed everything I have made from it so far...a few of the recipes are on the Betty Crocker website, too :) Thanks!

~ Spicytasty, Thanks :)

~ Mona, Thanks...I would have loved to be able to share some with you :)

SpicyTasty said...

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meeso said...

~ Spicytasty, Thank you so much for that award :) I was so surprised and I can't wait to pass it along to someone else!

Aparna said...

Hi,
Just came across your blog. And the halwa looks nice. If you make a little extra, you can freeze this and then warm it up just before serving.

meeso said...

~ Aparna, Thanks for visiting :) I could have froze some too, there was so much! Thanks for the tip!