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    1 hr 10 mins

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    - Carla -'s Note:

    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. 1
      Heat carrots and half-and-half to boiling in saucepan; reduce heat.
    2. 2
      Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, until all the half & half is absorbed, about 45 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir in the brown sugar, raisins, butter, cardamom and salt.
    4. 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. 5
      Garnish with pistachios or slivered almonds.
    6. 6
      Serve warm and enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 02, 2011


      This is almost like the dessert served in my local Indian restaurant. Very easy to make. I substituted evaporated milk for the half-and-half. It took less time for me than the recipe indicates -- only 30 minutes to absorb the evaporated milk, then only another 10 minutes until it was ready to serve. Yum!

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    • on December 19, 2008

      This recipe had such good reviews that I thought to try it since I had loads of carrots in my fridge. So delicious!!! I used less butter than the recipe and added a bit of cinnamon at the end. It has to be the best carrot halwa I have ever had! In fact I am making it right now for a potluck with my friends. Thanks for posting this awesome dessert!!

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    • on June 23, 2007


      Made this with dinner tonight and it was yummy! I didn't realize I didn't have the raisins until I needed them, so I had to leave them out. I will definitely be making this again, and won't forget to get the raisins! Also, I used fat free half and half and it was great. Thanks for a wonderful Indian dessert!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gajar Halva (Carrot Pudding - an Indian Dessert)

    Serving Size: 1 (187 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 333.1
    Calories from Fat 175
    Total Fat 19.4 g
    Saturated Fat 10.9 g
    Cholesterol 50.1 mg
    Sodium 246.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 38.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 28.3 g
    Protein 4.5 g

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