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Gajar Halwa with Ricotta Cheese


  • 2 C coarsely grated carrots
  • 1/4 C whole milk
  • 2 Tbs Ghee or Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C Ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • A few raisins & cashew nuts


  1. Put the carrots and the milk in a Microwaveable dish, mix well
  2. Cover tightly with a cling wrap and make one or two incisions on top to let the steam escape
  3. Cook on high for 4-5 minutes [ time varies from one appliance to the other]
  4. At this point, check if the carrots are done. Not too crisp, not mushy. Just about tender with a little resistance
  5. Now put the Ghee or butter in a heavy bottomed pan . Add the cashews, roast for minute on medium heat until lightly browned. Remove the cashews from the pan and set aside.
  6. To the same pan, Add the Ricotta cheese into the leftover ghee and cook it for about 2 minutes, until it slightly browns and the moisture dries up.
  7. Add the cooked carrots along with any leftover milk
  8. Mix it all together and cook until the mixture dries up
  9. Add the sugar, raisins, cashews and the cardamom powder. Stir.
  10. Cook and keep stirring until the mixture starts to leave sides.
  11. I like to serve it hot and with a big smile. How about you?