Gajar Halva (Carrot Pudding - an Indian Dessert)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

This is my favorite dessert to make when cooking Indian food. The sweet & creamy taste is a delicious end to a hot & spicy meal. I posted this recipe in 2004 and can't believe that here it is 2007 and no one has yet ventured trying it! Go Ahead, it's really delicious!!! :)

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  1. Heat carrots and half-and-half to boiling in saucepan; reduce heat.
  2. Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, until all the half & half is absorbed, about 45 minutes.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar, raisins, butter, cardamom and salt.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until all of the brown sugar is dissolved and the mixture is of your desired consistency, (pudding-like) about 15 minutes.
  5. Garnish with pistachios or slivered almonds.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!