Mini Carrot Halwa Tartlets

Serves 2-3

Preparation time 20 Minutes

Cooking time 50 Minutes

Ingredients

Refined flour - 1 cup

Caster sugar - 1/4 cup

Salted butter - 1/2 cup

Egg - 1

Milk - 300 ml

Carrot - 5

Sugar - 1 cup

Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

Ghee - 2 tbsp

Almonds - For garnish

Black raisins - For garnish

A quintessential winter dessert that is anything but basic. This classic dessert, enriched with crispy and crumbled texture, is plated and served in the form of individual tartlets.

Method

1) In a blender, blend the flour, caster sugar and butter into a coarse powder.

2) Add in the egg and knead into a crumbly dough and chill for at least 30 mins.

3) In a Meyer Select kadai, heat the milk and add the grated carrot to it.

4) Reduce the milk by 75%, the carrots will cook in the milk at this point.

5) Add the sugar and the cardamom powder to the carrots and let them simmer till almost dry.

6) Once the carrots have dried, fold in the ghee to give it buttery taste and keep it aside.

7) Roll out the dough into a thin sheet of 1/2 cm thickness and cut out disks according to the size of your muffin tray.

8) Place the dough disks into the muffin tray and blind bake the shells at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

9) Blind baking is a process of baking shells without any kind of stuffing and weighing it down with any kind of dry beans, chickpeas in this case.

10) Once the shells are baked, discard the chickpeas and fill them with the prepared halwa.

11) Garnish with the chopped almonds and black raisins and serve warm.

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