Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa) Recipe

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Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa) Recipe


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :5 Min

Cook Time : 35 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 3
  • 2 cups peeled and grated carrot

  • 375 ml full fat milk

  • 2 1/2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

  • 1/4 cups sugar

  • 8-10 nos cashew nuts, chopped

  • 5 nos almonds, sliced

  • 8-10 nos pistachio's chopped

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder


  • 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.
  • Pour milk over ghee roasted carrots and stir to mix well. Bring it to boil over medium flame.
  • 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.
  • Cook until all milk is absorbed and mixture turns thick for approx. 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally in between.
  • Add sugar, chopped cashew nuts and raisins, mix well. Stir and cook until sugar is dissolved; approx. 3-4 minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder, mix properly and turn off the flame.
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with sliced almonds and pistachio's.
  • 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.
  • Tip_2 Make richer, creamier, gajar halwa with condensed milk by adding 1/4 cup sweet condensed milk and reducing sugar to 1 tablespoon.