How to make healthy dessert recipes – Raisins halwa and carrot kesari / carrot payasam

Raisins halwa is the best healthy recipe easy to make within no time. Raisins and carrot have major health benefits and high nutritional values. Dessert made with raisins are more delicious with dried fruits and nuts. Carrot payasam is a yummy dessert item served hot with cardamom powder flavor. Both the recipes are common with in flavor. Let us see the procedure of making the delicious and healthy recipes.

Raisins halwa

raisins halwa


  • Raisins- 200gms
  • Sugar – 1 1/2 cup
  • Corn starch- 1/2 cup
  • Water- 200ml
  • Ghee- 200ml
  • Cardamom powder- 1/2 spoon
  • Cashew nuts- 20gms


Step 1: Soak raisins over night and drain water completely from them.

Step 2: Blend raisin into fine paste, take corn starch in a bowl add water and mix it well into thin paste.

Step 3: Heat ghee in a pan, add cashew nuts, sugar cook both of them till sugar dissolves completely.

Step 4: Add raisins paste and boil it, later after 3min add corn starch and stir it continuously.

Step 5: Add remaining ghee and stir it well, it becomes thick and ghee comes out of it.

Step 6: Sprinkle cardamom powder and transfer halwa in a tray.

Step 7: Let it cool down, cut into small pieces and serve in a plate.

Step 8: Enjoy the taste of delicious raisins halwa at home.

Carrot payasam / carrot kesari

Carrot Halwa


  • Carrot- 250gms
  • Sugar- as required
  • Cardamom powder- 10gms
  • Almonds- 50gms
  • Raisins- 50gms
  • Milk- 50ml
  • Cashew nuts- 100gms
  • Coconut pieces- 1/4 cup


Step 1: Boil carrots in a pressure cooker, soak cashew nuts in water till they become soft later blend them into fine paste.

Step 2: Heat ghee, add almonds, raisins, add coconut pieces, boiled milk, sugar and stir it well till sugar melts.

Step 3: Add carrot and cashew nut paste and cook the whole mixture at low flame till it thickens.

Step 4: Set aside till it cool down and serve dessert in a bowl.

Enjoy the taste of delicious carrot payasam.

Health corner:

Raisins benefits:

  • Raisins contains insoluble fiber that helps to relief from constipation
  • Raisins are the best dried fruits helps to gain weight naturally.
  • Raisins helps to stimulate libido and it also treats erectile dysfunctions.
  • Calcium is present in raisins which is best source for proper bone formation. These raisins are more beneficial for bones and joints

Carrot benefits:

  • Carrot is an anti-oxidant which plays major role to cure diseases.
  • It lowers the serum cholesterol levels
  • Carrot protects respiratory system from all kind of infections.
  • It contains high quality of vitamin C that prevents from dry skin.
  • Carrot juice is more beneficial for women during monthly menstruation cycles, for pregnant women and it also helps to reduce fluids from the body

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