What is there not to like in Carrot Halwa? Okay, there is sugar and the ghee component. But then if they are controlled, we all can indulge once in a while, don't you all agree? So to make it much more healthier, I sneaked in raw papaya and trust me, no one can tell the difference!

That is what I did and the kids polished the bowl leaving me spell bound!!

For Day 6 of BM 10, it is this delectable Halwa. While here check what my fellow marathoners are up to in this edition of Blogging Marathon.

Papaya-Carrot Halwa

Ingredients -

Raw Papaya grated 3 cups
Carrot grated 1 1/2 cups
Sugar 1/2 cup [use as per taste]
Milk/Mawa Powder 1 cup [could use khoya/khova instead]
Milk 1/4 cup [adjust according to need]
Cardamom Powder 1 tsp
Ghee 1 Tbsp [[use more if preferred]
Roasted nuts for garnish

Papaya-Carrot Halwa

Method Of Preparation -

In a non stick kadai / sauce pan or wok, add 1 tsp of ghee and fry the papaya and carrot until the raw smell disappears. (about 5-7 min)

Add sugar, mawa powder, milk and keep stirring until the halwa, while adding the remaining ghee.

Sprinkle cardamom powder and remove from fire when the halwa comes together as a single mass.

Garnish with roasted nuts for a great dessert!

Sending this to Srivalli's 'Kid's Delight - Deceptively Delicious' hosted by Pavani of Cooks Hideout.

Preparation Time 30 min
Makes 1 1/2 cups


  1. very delicious halwa...looks super tempting n yumm

  2. Rajani Says:
  3. That's really cool! Healthy bhi aur tasty bhi :)

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:
  5. Wonderful idea.
    We had a papaya tree in our backyard and my mother used to prepare papaya jam and koora. Don't know why she never tried halwa. :)

  6. Ohh.. Love this one.. looks so inviting.. :)

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  7. Unknown Says:
  8. wow beautiful combination and love the halwa....

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  9. Tempting halwa!!

  10. Kavi Says:
  11. wow! Can't tell u included pumpkin! Lovely idea!
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  12. Lovely combination.. Yummy !!
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  13. Lovely combination.. Yummy !!
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  14. Priya Suresh Says:
  15. Yum, papaya and carrot together in halwa sounds excellent and incredible..

  16. Srivalli Says:
  17. wow looks great Harini..lovely colour..

  18. Halwa looks delicious...

  19. Archana Says:
  20. Looks yum I wont say no to this halwa.

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  21. Deeksha Says:
  22. Delicious halwa. Nice combo.

  23. Shanavi Says:
  24. Wonderful Combo Harini, slurp..Looks damn inviting

  25. divya Says:
  26. Amazing recipe.... Looks yum..Gr8

  27. Prathima Rao Says:
  28. Delicious & interesting halwa!!!
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