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Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa) Recipe

Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa) Recipe

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 35

Total Time : 40


Serves 3

  • peeled and grated Carrot 2 cups

  • full fat Milk 375 ml

  • Ghee (clarified butter) 2 1/2 tbsp

  • Sugar 1/4 cups

  • Cashew nuts, chopped 8-10 nos

  • Almonds, sliced 5 nos

  • pistachio's chopped 8-10 nos

  • Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp


  • 01

    Heat ghee in non-stick pan or heavy based pan over medium flame. Add grated carrots and roast them for 3-4 minutes while mixing continuously.

  • 02

    Pour milk over ghee roasted carrots and stir to mix well. Bring it to boil over medium flame.

  • 03

    When it starts to boil, reduce flame to low and cook until almost milk is absorbed and mixture starts to thicken. It will take approx. 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally in between to prevent sticking.

  • 04

    Cook until all milk is absorbed and mixture turns thick for approx. 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally in between.

  • 05

    Add sugar, chopped cashew nuts and raisins, mix well. Stir and cook until sugar is dissolved; approx. 3-4 minutes.

  • 06

    Add cardamom powder, mix properly and turn off the flame.

  • 07

    Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with sliced almonds and pistachio's.

  • 08

    Tip_1Add 1/4 cup unsweetened khoya (mawa) in step-4 for a nice creamy texture. If you are using sweet khoya, then adjust sugar accordingly.

  • 09

    Tip_2 Make richer, creamier, gajar halwa with condensed milk by adding 1/4 cup sweet condensed milk and reducing sugar to 1 tablespoon.



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