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Carrot Dessert ... Gajar Ka Halwa

Kulsum Mehmood is an Eye Consultant. She is single mother. She is an Eye Consultant in a Private Eye Institute. She likes to write.


Carrots are modified root vegetable, orange in colour. They are also a high-fibre, low calorie snack food and can be eaten raw or cooked. Carrots are a good source of dietary fibre and potassium. Cooking releases the fibre content which is beneficial for digestion.

The orange colour of carrots is due to its content of beta-carotene, a compound which acts as an anti-oxidant. Beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A and it is converted into vitamin A in the body, a vitamin which is responsible for night vision. Eating one carrot every few days can overcome night blindness if this is caused due to a deficiency of vitamin A.

Carrots also help lower blood cholesterol level and it also gives protection against cancer. Carrots can be consumed as carrot juice also. It tastes somewhat sweet. An excessive intake of carrots gives skin a yellowish tinge.

Gajar Ka Halwa ... Carrot Dessert


Ingredients for Carrot Dessert ... Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Dessert


4 Carrots, peeled and grated

2 Tomatoes, chopped

1 cup of Peanuts

Cashewnuts for garnishing

1 tsp Vanila essence

Sugar one cup

Milkmaid half tin

Carrots, Tomatoes, Peanuts

Ingredients for Carrot Desert

Ingredients for Carrot Desert


Dry roast the peanuts for about 5 minutes and set aside to cool. Now, coarsely powder the roasted peanuts in a blender. In a pan mix the grated carrots, chopped tomatoes, and the ground peanuts.

Add sugar, milk, cashewnuts and milkmaid. Mix well. .

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On low flame cook for 15 minutes with covered lid. Stir occasionaly.

Add 1 tsp Vanila essence. Transfer the desert in a serving bowl. Garnish with cashewnuts. Serve hot.

© 2010 Dr Kulsum Mehmood


frogyfish from Central United States of America on December 05, 2012:

Your recipe sounds quite unique and delicious. I have only eaten carrot salad with apples and celery, perhaps adding raisins. I must try yours sometime with those peanuts and tomatoes and the tampering oil. Thank you for sharing this totally new recipe here!

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on July 12, 2012:

Thank you Peggy for your comment.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 11, 2012:

This sounds like a really different and flavorful carrot salad. I would never have thought about combining these ingredients together, but I'll just bet it is delicious. Thanks for your recipe. Voted up!

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on December 21, 2011:

ThanQ Escapes for your visit and comment.

Escapes on December 21, 2011:

I have never heard of a carrot salad like this, it sounds delicious! I love a new twist on food, keeps things from getting boring. This is a must try.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on November 04, 2011:

@ Sofs thank you for visiting and your comment.

@ Journey thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comment.

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on November 04, 2011:

I love carrot salad. I have never tried it this way before. It sounds good and I'll give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.

Sophie on November 04, 2011:

Ha! the mustard, curry leaf seasoning... I haven't used that for a long time in a salad, I will try this sometime..thanks for sharing.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on July 12, 2011:


RTalloni on July 10, 2011:

This is the third carrot recipe I've come across tonight! It's very different from my carrot salad recipe, but it looks like an interesting change. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and am book marking it.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on January 28, 2011:


aslanlight from England on January 28, 2011:

OOooh that sounds mouth wateringly delicious!

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on November 10, 2010:

Thanks quuenieproac for visiting

quuenieproac from Malaysia on November 05, 2010:

Sounds interesting, will try it. Thanks.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on October 25, 2010:

Yes try out this one quicksand. It is delicious and healthy.

quicksand on October 25, 2010:

I am gonna try this one out. Thanks!

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on October 24, 2010:

ThanQ BkCreative

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on October 20, 2010:

This sounds excellent and I love the peanuts for the protein. What a great recipe - I'll bookmark.

Thanks a million - and rated up!

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on October 20, 2010:

Thanks all. This salad is okay for diabetics, hypertensives and for those who are dieting. Easy to make and healthy too.

basha from kochi on October 20, 2010:

seems to be healthy. is it ok for diabetics. please keep on with healthy ones.


India Arnold from Northern, California on October 19, 2010:

This sounds very healthy and tasty! Thank you for sharing your recipe.


Vladimir Uhri from HubPages, FB on October 19, 2010:

Long time no see.

Must be delicious.

salt from australia on October 19, 2010:

Yum, I know of one similar with currants or sultanas instead of tomatoes.

breakfastpop on October 19, 2010:

Sounds interesting. I love the idea of peanuts.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on October 19, 2010:

Nice Salad for those who are dieting.

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