Monday, 24 January 2011

Apple Banana Carrot Halwa

Apple Banana Carrot Halwa

I came across apple banana carrot halwa through another blogger. Unfortunately I only saw that they had posted the recipe but did not get a chance to read the recipe and later I could not find who it was. Anyway, I then googled and found that this is called ABC halwa and is suppose to be popular in India. I had not heard of it when I was back home. I looked up a few recipes and had made up my mind on how I would make it. It came out very nice and little sugar meant little guilt and also all the nutrients from the fruits and carrot meant big smile! I cooked this up mainly because I wanted to fill my son with a nice pudding and he cannot quite eat raw apple yet and does not like banana on its own. Here is a simple recipe…

1 cup grated carrot
2 apples, finely chopped
1 banana, mashed
2-3 cardamom pods
1 cup milk (you may need a bit more)
4 teaspoons sugar
Cashews and raisins for garnish (optional)
1-2 tablespoon almond powder (optional)

Heat a teaspoon of ghee and sauté the carrots for a couple of minutes

Add the milk, crushed cardamom pods and cook until the carrots are done, keep stirring often.

Add apples and bananas and cook until apples become soft

Add sugar and stir until all the liquid evaporates and it all comes together as a mass and leave the sides of the dish. Add little bit of ghee to give it the halwa look and consistency (I did not add much ghee to cut the fat and did not regret it). Garnish with roasted cashews and raisins puffed in some ghee.


  1. Looks really good:). Btw, did you finely chop the apples with their skin?

  2. Wow, I will definitely love this! Bookmarked :)

  3. @Radha, I had not got organic apples so I peeled the skin fearing any wax on it. Next tim, I will sneak apples with skin into the dish :)
    @Meeso, thank you

  4. without banana its ok
    otherwise it look very bad