Carrot Halwa

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Carrot Halwa


Gajar or Carrot halwa is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet delicacy and is been prepared and served in marriages, religious functions or as a dessert.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 4
  • Carrot - 400gms

  • Milk – 1/2 liter

  • Sugar - 4 tablespoon or half cup (depending on the sweetness you require)

  • Ghee - 2tbsp

  • Almonds - 10-12 nos – blanched and sliced.

  • Raisins - 10-12 nos – roughly chopped

  • Nutmeg powder - 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cardamom powder - 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mava – 125gms

  • Kesar Strands – 8-9


  • Wash, peel and grate the carrots.
  • Take pan. Add ghee and add grated carrots into it. Stir well in ghee.
  • Add warm milk and bring the whole carrot and milk mixture boil on a low or medium flame. Use a heavy-based non-reactive pan or a non-stick pan to make the halwa.
  • Simmer and let the mixture cook further.
  • Once the mixture half cooked, after approx. 12-15 mints, add cardamom and nutmeg powder. Stir and add sugar, crushed or sliced almonds, chopped raisins, pistachios. Stir well.
  • Add Mava and kesar. Keep stirring. Stir and cook further for 2-3 mints till moisture dries up.
  • Serve Hot or chilled.