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Cookie Monster: Indian-style Spiced Carrot Bars (Gajar Ka Halwa)

November 14, 2012

From Sweets

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

No, these aren't cookies. Halwa is a sweet Indian confection that's akin to a firm pudding, and I made a batch in celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which began yesterday.

Halwa is a little labor intensive but also pretty cool to make. First, you grate a few pounds of carrots, which I did while rocking out to the Higher Love Pandora station. Then you combine the carrots with milk in a large, heavy bottomed pot and co

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