Being rated well in the blogging world is indeed a great deal. It is an evolving field, complex, complex, complex and a deep spiral… whichever way you look at it. One small lovely note, therefore, creates such a positive sense that none of us wants to miss. This recent one placing us 53rd on the Indian food bloggers list, therefore, was very cool!!
This message surely called for a celebration. Initially, I thought oh maybe bake a cake! or get cheesecake or something. On second thought it is a ranking on the Indian board so I had to make something Indian inspired.
Oh, bother!! we have a dental appointment. You know how dental visits are for any foodie. Sitting waiting there, I was thinking, I have to have something sweet. ( I dare not let that dentist hear it, he might drill deeper) Having about an hour wait time helped me to conjure the dessert I wanted to have.
Carrot halwa shake
What stands between me ( after the tooth extraction) and the carrot halwa today is the bite and time. So I had to make it quick and drinkable.
Carrot halwa is that traditional winter dessert loved by all. Now carrot halwa also makes some of the best fusion options. We have an original recipe for the carrot halwa made with purple carrots here on this blog. It is a very special recipe for us. That cardamom and sweet cooked carrots are the key elements I want to carry forth. Of course, the creaminess of the milk will do the rest.
I have done this recipe with raw sugar for the kids and Stevia for us. Oh, I love this! now I can have this for breakfast and not look guilty at all.
- 1 cup carrots grated
- 3.5 cups full cream milk / plant based milks ( freeze it if you like a thicker milkshake texture0
- 2-3 tsp unrefined sugar ( optional)
- 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- Clean wash and grate the carrot.
- Steam the carrots for 5-7 minutes and remove from the steamer.
- Allow the carrots to cool down completely.
- Into the blender add the steamed carrots, chilled milk, nutmeg, cardamom powder.
- Blend that into a smooth milkshake.
- Pour into tall glasses and share with family and friends.
- If you like a more thicker shake, use evaporated milk.
- Go sugar-free with Monk fruit or stevia.
Still, have carrots left?
If you are like me, you will never come home with 2 or 3 carrots. So here are a couple more you can use them up in.
Carrot fries- Snack up healthy with these baked carrots and they pair really well with a burger.
Capsicum Carrot salad- Refreshing salad with Italian dressing is a refreshing and colourful recipe.
purple carrot Kosambari – Indian style salad with chickpea dal and purple carrots completed with temepring.
Carrot methi sabji- pair this homestyle sabji with rotis or dal for a weed day dinner.
There is nothing more I want to say than to thank my readers for the emails, wishes and generous loving reviews each time we have a post up on this blog. It is you who makes it more successful. Thank you.
See you soon.
Awesome! I loved this unique recipe of yours. I have to try this. The photos are also very tempting. Thanks for this recipe
I am so glad you like them. We love them too. Let us know when you try.
Gajerela shake – Carrot halwa milkshake sounds so interesting. It’s a unique idea to make your family eat carrots in a different way.
This is one idea also try the carrot fries they are so cool for the kids to have carrots.
There’s hardly anyone who hasn’t made gajar ka halwa…And there’s hardly anyone, who has ever though of turning it into milkshake. Just awesome
I guess necessity is the mother of invention. Thanks to the dentist I have a unique way to carrot halwa.
The name of the milkshake is enough to lure me to make this right away. Love Gajar halwa anything and this is such a quick and easy way to enjoy the flavor 🙂
The flavour is spot on, you won’t miss the halwa. It is certain it is much faster.
A very quick way to take care of the gajar ka halwa craving…awesome idea and recipe Seema. Its been ages since I last made a milkshake.
Milkshakes are my happiest ways to have breakfast on the go. Have them without all the frills and add that added sugar, just a classic style one they are much healthier too.
Wow!!! A new one! Brilliant way to get kids (and adults :D) to “drink” their carrots and be satiated with a carrot halwa kinda feel! Beautiful share dear! And like you rightly said, everyone has lots of carrots in their kitchen!
Haha sneak in the desserts is my plan from now on. It certainly worked for me after my tooth was extarcted.
Wo wow gajreala milkshake looks insanely delicious. I could imagine the flavors.
This is an awesome idea Seema. when in mood for milkshake , one should definitely make this gajerela shake. Love it to the chore…. I also prepared an ice cream using halwa long days ago. will try this
Being a carrot halwa fan I can see myself gulping down this milkshake too, such a delicious and easy recipe to share.
Carrot halwa milkshake sounds interesting. This should taste amazing I’m sure. How fabulous we could drink carrot halwa in a drink.