Carrot halva

Carrot halwa (or halva)

Category: Dessert | Serves: 8

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes


450g/1 lb carrots, peeled and grated

600ml/1 pint skimmed milk

50g/2oz sugar

1 tablespoon rapeseed oil

1/4 teaspoon saffron

1 teaspoon cardamom, coarsely ground

8 almonds, sliced

1 teaspoon pistachio nuts, sliced

  1. Place the carrots in a large saucepan. Add the milk and cook, partly covered, over a low to medium heat, for about 1 hour or until the milk has evaporated.
  2. Stir in the sugar with a wooden spoon and cook for another 10 minutes, adding the oil to stop it sticking.
  3. Add the saffron and cardamom and mix well. Place in a shallow serving dish, and sprinkle with almonds and pistachio nuts.
  4. Serve hot or cold.

Nutritional information

Carrot Halva