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Val and Courtney - Carrot Halwa

Prep time: 10 mins    Cook time: 1 hour 10 mins    Serves: 4


Whipped cream and chopped toasted pistachios, to garnish


2 tbs ghee

500g carrots, grated

1/2 tsp ground cardamom

4 green cardamom pods

1L milk

12 pitted dates, chopped

50g caster sugar

50g chopped cashews, roasted

50g chopped almonds, roasted


  1. Melt ghee in a large deep saucepan over medium heat. Stir in carrots and spices. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in milk.
  2. Simmer over lowest heat, stirring frequently, until ¾ of the milk has been absorbed. Stir in dates, sugar and nuts.
  3. Cook until all the liquid has evaporated and mixture is soft and thick and carrots have become translucent.
  4. Serve Halwa warm with whipped cream sprinkled with pistachios.