Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Pudding (Indian Style )(Without Using Khoya and Condensed Milk )

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Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Pudding (Indian Style )(Without Using Khoya and Condensed Milk )


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 4
  • 2-2.5 cups carrots-yields approx .medium

  • 5 cups ghee or clarified butter

  • 4 nos green cardamom pods-take out the seeds and crushed

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 3/4 cups sugar(if required, add more )

  • 1/4 cups raisins

  • 10 nos cashew nuts

  • 1 pinch saffron threads

  • 1/4 cups pistachio and almonds , soaked, peeled and chopped


  • Rinse and peel the carrots
  • Grate the carrots coarsely using a cheese grater
  • Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a heavy bottomed pan or non -stick
  • fry the raisins on low heat until they puff up
  • Remove and keep it aside
  • In the same pan, fry cashew nuts until golden brown
  • Remove from pan
  • Add 1 tablespoon ghee and fry the grated carrots on low flamen,stirring continuously for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the crushed cardamom seeds and stir for about 30 seconds
  • Add the grated carrots to the pan and fry for about 3 minutes
  • Add the milk and bring it up to the boil
  • When the milk will start boiling,simmer the gas,stirring constantly
  • When the milk has 3/4th reduced ,add sugar, cashew ,raisins, and saffron to the pan and stir
  • Stirring continuously , for until all the milk is evaporated and the halwa is thick and glossy
  • Remove it in a bowl and set it aside
  • Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachio and serve hot
  • If you prefer you can have it cold also