Carrot Halwa pies | How to make Carrot Halwa pies

By Flours Frostings  |  29th Jan 2017  |  
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About Carrot Halwa pies Recipe

The inspiration for this recipe comes from Chetna Makan's book THE CARDAMOM TRAIL. Chetna was a participant on the Great British Bake off , and on the show as well as in her book, she marries Indian flavours and international bakes in the most amazing ways. Chetna's halwa tarts have a moong dal halwa filling and a shortcrust pastry base. I used my favourite carrot halwa encased in some quick puff pastry. The buttery, flaky layers of the pastry really elevates the carrot halwa to another level altogether!

Carrot Halwa pies is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Carrot Halwa pies is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Carrot Halwa pies by Flours Frostings will help you to prepare the perfect Carrot Halwa pies in your kitchen at home. Carrot Halwa pies needs 120 minutes for the preparation and 40 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Carrot Halwa pies. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Carrot Halwa pies. In case you have any questions on how to make the Carrot Halwa pies you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Flours Frostings. Carrot Halwa pies will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Carrot Halwa pies

Ingredients to make Carrot Halwa pies

  • For the quick puff pastry:
  • 125 grams or 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 125 grams or little more than 1/2 cup frozen butter
  • 80 ml or 1/3 cup ice cold water
  • 2 tablespoons milk (for wash)
  • For the carrot halwa :
  • 3 cups grated carrots , from 5-6 large carrots
  • 480 ml or 2 cups milk
  • 100 grams or 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts (almonds, cashews etc)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter

How to make Carrot Halwa pies

  1. To make the puff pastry :
  2. In a large bowl , stir together the flour, salt and sugar.
  3. Grate the frozen butter into the bowl. Stir the grated butter into the flour mixture using a knife.
  4. When all the butter is covered with flour , add the cold water and stir with a knife until it comes together in a dough.
  5. On a lightly floured surface , roll this dough to a vertically long rectangle of about 30 x10 centimetres.
  6. Fold the bottom 1/3rd of this rectangle onto the middle third, then fold the top third on the middle third (like a letter).
  7. Turn the dough by 90 degrees and roll again , and fold again in the same way.
  8. Repeat 5-6 times , making sure the butter inside is not melting. Chill for 10 minutes if it is melting and then continue rolling.
  9. Wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for atleast an hour.
  10. To make the carrot halwa :
  11. In a wide pan , heat the ghee and add the raisins and chopped nuts.
  12. When the raisins are plump and the nuts golden, add the grated carrot . Stir and cook for a couple of minutes.
  13. Add the milk and simmer on low until all the milk has been absorbed by the carrots. Stir occasionally. This may take 15- 20 minutes.
  14. Add the sugar and stir . Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  15. Take off heat and cool completely .
  16. To make the pies :
  17. Divide the chilled dough into two.
  18. Roll each part to a 12 inch circle if using a 9 inch pie dish or pan. If making mini pies , roll the dough to a large rectangle and cut out circles 2 inches larger than the diameter of your pan base ( 2 circles for each pie)
  19. Place one circle on the bottom of your pie dish and mould the sides to the dish. There will be dough overhanging over the edge.
  20. Fill the carrot halwa right upto the edge of the dish.
  21. Place the second circle of dough on top . Seal the top dough with the bottom dough by pressing along the edge of the dish, you can even crimp it. Cut off excess dough from the sides.
  22. Using a fork, prick holes all over the top . Using a pastry brush or spoon , brush milk over the top of the pastry.
  23. Chill in the refrigerator for 20 - 30 minutesMeanwhile , preheat your oven to 220 C.
  24. Bake for your pies for 15 minutes at 220 C and then 20-25 minutes at 180 C. The tops will be golden brown. Remove from pie dish and serve warm or at room temperature !

My Tip:

These pies can be stored for 2-3 days. The puff pastry can be prepared 4-5 days before and the filling a day before. This recipe makes on 9 inch pie or five 4 inch pies. You can use ready made puff pastry or regular puff pastry instead of quick puff. While handling the dough , make sure the butter remains as cold as possible . If it seems like its melting , chill for few minutes and continue .

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Andrea Srivastava2 years ago

Wow carrot halwa pies! Amazing

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