Carrot halwa rolls. The classic carrot pudding (gajar halwa) is encased in crispy filo sheets and dipped in honey syrup to create an indulgent dessert for the festive season. In short, deliciousness in every bite.
One of the perks of writing about food and sharing recipes with you is that I get to experiment with lots of different flavors and ingredients. Some of them turns out to be uber-good, some others not-so-good, and the latter category rarely makes an appearance on the blog.
These carrot halwa rolls belong to the former category. The combo of flavors and textures in this recipe is so mesmerizing that I just couldn’t wait to share it with you. Before I even tasted them, I knew that the rolls dipped in honey syrup is going to be incredibly delicious.
Seriously, I’m obsessed with these sweet rolls
The recipe is straightforward. Make carrot halwa, roll them in filo pastry, and bake. The honey syrup is a healthier version of sugar syrup substituting sugar with honey.
First, make the carrot halwa (Indian carrot pudding). If you haven’t tried it yet, get the recipe here. It’s just a simple combo of carrots, milk, ground cardamom and a little honey to make it as sweet as possible.
Second, filo pastry. The super thin filo pastry is really good to create spectacular desserts. When baked the super thin pastry turns really crunchy creating a contrasting texture. All you need to do is brush the pastry with oil (or butter), place halwa on one side, and roll. Filo pastry is very delicate, so gentle handling is highly recommended.
Third and final, honey syrup. Water and honey are boiled together, and flavored with cardamom and rose water. It’s very similar to the classic sugar syrup. The flavor of honey goes really well with the filo rolls.
Done. Time to preheat your oven!
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- Beetroot Halwa Trifle
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