Cook's Hideout: New Year Wishes with Carrot-Sooji Halwa

December 31, 2009

New Year Wishes with Carrot-Sooji Halwa

Wish you all a very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2010. Hope the new year brings you lots of happiness & luck in all ways always.

I want to end this year on a sweet note. This recipe is from my mom. It is quick and simple to make, but looks rich and tastes awesome.

Sooji – ¼ cup
Carrot – 2 small, grated
Dry fruits & nuts – ¼ cup all together ( I used cashews, almonds & raisins)
Sugar – 1/3 cup (or more as per taste)
Milk – 2 cups (I used 1 cup each of whole & 1%)
Ground Cardamom – ¼ tsp
Saffron – pinch, mixed in 2tbsp warm milk

  • Heat 1tbsp ghee in a pan; fry the nuts & raisins until golden and keep aside.
  • In the same pan; add 1tbsp ghee and sooji; cook till sooji changes color and smells fragrant. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan; sauté carrot till it doesn’t smell raw anymore. Set aside.
  • Bring milk to a simmer and add sugar. After sugar dissolves, add sooji & carrot and cook on low flame until slightly thick, about 5-7 minutes. Finally add elaichi & saffron. Serve hot, cold or at room temp.

This recipe is off to Nupur's Recipe Marathon - Day 7 series. I thoroughly enjoyed posting everyday for the past one week and going through the yummy dishes fellow marathoners have been making. Thanks Nupur for coming up with this idea and doing a fantastic job of compiling the recipes everyday.
I've bookmarked a ton of them already, I made Sheetal's Vangi-Pohe for lunch and I absolutely loved it. Thanks Sheetal for sharing such a yummy dish.


  1. Sounds good! Never had a sweet of this combo before!

  2. That sounds wonderful! And It's nice and simple :)

  3. Whoa, that close-up of the halwa is too tempting! Thank you so much for participating in the marathon, Pavani, I love everything you dish up all year and will continue to be a avid reader of your blog next year :)

    Hope 2010 is full of sweetness for you and your family!

  4. Sweet ending and sweet way to begin the year. looks good. Happy 2010 to you too.

  5. Looks yummy!!!

    Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!!!

  6. I have not had this combo ever.Great dessert,Happy New Year!

  7. A sweet, sweet way to end our beautiful marathon! That close-up is spectacular! Can I have a spoon, please?

    Here's wishing for many more of these lovely meals, and wish you a very, very Happy New Year as well!

  8. Very delicious bowl. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  9. Wonderful dish to begin the new year

    Happy new year pavani

  10. It's so sweet of you! Ending and starting 2009 and 2010 with sweet treat! :)
    Wishing you and yours a fantastic new year 2010!!!

  11. "Looks rich" is an understatement, Pavani! I wanted to jump through the monitor with my spoon :) Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe.

    Wishing you and your family all the best in 2010!

  12. Hi! I came across your blog thr marathon updates....... Lovely Blog.... The close up looks delicious and such a sweet recipe to end the year.
    Wishing you and your Family A very Happy & Prosperous New Year!!!!!

  13. Wishing you a very happy new year pavani..
    Halwa looks so delicious..and sooji too, like a double fun sheera!

  14. Wishing You and Your Family a Happy New Year, Pavani!
    Great sweet start!

  15. Awesome halwa, looks tempting..

  16. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  17. A nice little scrumptious dessert to end the year; this looks lovely!

    Wish you a very very happy and delicious 2010.

  18. Hey gr8 to have found this space...awesome one..with awesome preps..with awesome pics to match.... Loved it all... totally..

    Happy Celebrations!!!!

    Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead....


  19. Happy New Year, Pavani! WIshing you and your family the best for 2010! lOTS OF YUM RECIPES FOR THE MARATHON, i SEE. lOVELY PICS TOO.

  20. Happy New Year, Pavani..
    I am looking forward to catching up on all your marathon recipes!!

  21. looks yummy even i published one today,..:-)

  22. Awesome Pavani! I liked this sweet dish, sweet ending to a year gone by. I like your blog and would be stopping by quite often.


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