A collection of Dubai and UAE Cuisines

It was a bit chilly and breezy early this morning and the weather outside was just so beautiful with a brilliant blue, cloudless sky.  It was a perfect day so I was immediately in the mood for some homemade dessert. This mouth-watering dish is well known as Jazar halwa Dessert in Middle East and is one of the most popular dishes in Arabian Cuisine. I genuinely recommend to try once this marvelous food invention! Made after long hours and lengthy preparations, this simple and elegantly delicious Dessert item never misses a place in your taste.

Jazar Halwa is a simple and hearty dessert dish. I consider of the UAE great comfort foods. Halwa is very easy to make and only has just a few ingredients. There is nothing special or new in this halwa except the addition of sweetened condensed milk. This is the first time I used condensed milk in carrot halwa and I must say it gave a rich texture to the halwa.



Preparation time: 15 mins                                                                       Cooking Time: 40 mins

Serves: 7


Carrots                                                                          – 1 kg

Milk                                                                               – 1 cup

Sweetened Condensed Milk                                  – 1 tin

Ghee                                                                             – 2 tablespoon





  • Add the carrots to the milk in a deep pan and bring to boil.
  • Cook on a slow flame, while stirring occasionally, till milk dries up
  • Add the nestle sweetened condensed milk, mix well and cook on a slow flame till the mixture becomes dry, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the ghee, mix well and cook for another 10 minutes
  • Garnish with nuts, raisins and serve hot.


Nutrition Facts                                                                                                                Halwa recipe
Amount Per serving
Calories    305                                                                                              Calories from Fat 125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g                                                                                                                                       22%
     Saturated Fat 8.1g                                                                                                                        42%
     Trans Fat 0g
     Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
     Monounsaturated Fat 3.8g
Cholesterol 38.1mg                                                                                                                         13%
Sodium 126.1mg                                                                                                                               5%
Potassium 488.4mg                                                                                                                       14%
Total Carbohydrates 40.1g                                                                                                          13%
      Dietary Fiber 2.4g                                                                                                                     10%
      Sugars 36.1g
Protein 6g                                                                                                                                         12%
Vitamin A                                                                                                                                          91%
Vitamin C                                                                                                                                           8%
Calcium                                                                                                                                              21%
Iron                                                                                                                                                       2%



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