Monday 3 July 2017

Carrot, Rock Candy Halwa/Carrot Kalkandu Halwa

Rock Candy/Sugar Candy is known as Kalkandu in Tamil. Usually used in many traditional Tamil sweet, these sugar candy have their important place in most of the South Indian's pantries. One of the traditional dish prepared with rice and sugar candy is Kalkandu Pongal. When i picked 'No Bake desserts' as theme for this week's blogging marathon, initially i want to go with no bake cheesecakes. Since am in summer cleaning process, i want to finish few ingredients sitting in my pantry for a while. Obviously i used sugar candies for making a delicious carrot halwa to stick with the theme.

Kalkandu Carrot Halwa, Rock Candy Carrot Halwa

Grated carrot cooked in milk and sugar candies makes this droolworthy carrot halwa, apart from it this halwa goes for usual ingredients. When served slightly warm, this halwa tastes absolutely fantabulous. Served along with some scoop of vanilla icecream, this dessert will definitely anyone's tastebuds.

Rock candy Carrot Halwa

2cups Carrot (finely grated)
3/4cup Sugar candy/Kalkandu
2cups Milk
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
1tbsp Ghee
Few fried cashews

Heat the ghee, fry the finely grated carrots until they gets half cooked.

Add the sugar candy, milk and cook everything together in medium high flame.

Add the cardamom powder,fried cashew to the cooking halwa and put off the stove once the halwa gets thickens.


vaishali sabnani said...

Great way to use this rock candy , and the halwa has such a vibrant colour .

Srividhya said...

wow carrot and kalkandu together... awesome. This is one of my fav halwa.

Preeti said...

Its just like carrot halwa and using of sugar candy in recipe is quite different..

Srivalli said...

That's a good twist you gave, I was looking for some non baked dish and this orange halwa looks amazing!

Jayanthi said...

carrot halwa is my favorite and the halwa looks very delicious and colorful

Gayathri Kumar said...

Awesome looking halwa. I usually use kalkandu only for making saadam. This is a nice idea to use up left over kalkandu.

Mayuri Patel said...

beautiful colour of the halwa and a nice way to use up rock candy or sakar as we call it. I usually have some left over from poojas and then they just melt in the jar!

cookingwithsapana said...

You sweetened the Halwa with sugar candies. Wow it is an amazing idea. Looks super tasty.