+
General Discussion

carrot halvah

Celeste | Jan 15, 200303:59 PM     10

When recovering from malaria in India several years ago, I stayed in a home in Delhi for a few weeks where the cook made carrot halvah, an Indian dessert I had never heard of before. Both my boyfriend and I had had been very very sick, very very far from home, and something so homecooked and delicious brought tears to my eyes.

I still haven't found a satisfactory recipe for this delight to recreate here in America - for people not famiiliar, it's like a hot pudding made from grated carrot, fresh cardamom, hot milk, sugar, and either pistachios or almonds. It's not even offered in Indian restaurants that I've noticed.

I hear it may be a doomed pursuit since Indian carrots and American carrots are apparently very different beasts. Certainly the one time I have tried from a recipe, it did not work whatsoever.

Anyway, thought I would try this shot in the dark to Chowhoundland. Has anyone ever made this successfully?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

Win Game Day with These Vegetarian Party Nachos
Food News

Win Game Day with These Vegetarian Party Nachos

by Alexis deBoschnek | Whether you’re gearing up for game day or prepping for one of the many award shows this winter, these...

11 Ways to Gussy Up Guacamole for Game Day
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Ways to Gussy Up Guacamole for Game Day

by Miki Kawasaki | There's absolutely nothing wrong with a bowl of basic guacamole, but when you want to spice it up...

Quick and Easy Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes for Less Morning Stress
Recipe Round-Ups

Quick and Easy Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes for Less Morning Stress

by Rachel Johnson | Whether the kids are still distance learning or returning to a classroom, with school back in session...

Easy Shortcuts To a (Mostly) Homemade Valentine's Day Dinner
Entertaining

Easy Shortcuts To a (Mostly) Homemade Valentine's Day Dinner

by Daphne Chen | Valentine’s Day is on a weekday again this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swing a memorable...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.