Gajar ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa

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Gajar ka Halwa

Talk of an Indian Dessert,first thing that pops in our mind is Gajar Ka Halwa.

Gajar ka Halwa is such a versatile dessert that irrespective of diversity in Indian Culture,it is quite popular and commonly prepared in every household over every festivals. This year, I chose to prepare this dessert for Diwali .

Gajar ka Halwa

This sweet could be prepared in many ways – the traditional way of cooking for long hours , Microwave Method,using Condensed Milk, using Khoya, Pressure cook method and so on.
There are recipes for Gajar ka Halwa with other methods in my blog
Gajar ka Halwaย with Condensed milk
Gajar ka Halwaย with Khoya
Please feel free to try which ever method suits you with the ingredients available and time.

Gajar ka Halwa popularly known as Carrot ka Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert made with Grated Carrots, milk, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder. I have used a box grater to grate the carrots for this dessert. Having said that if you have a Food Processor, please do use grating blade as this reduces the preparation time massively.

Gajar ka Halwa

Gajar ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Gajar ka Halwa popularly known as Carrot ka Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert made with Grated Carrots, milk, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder.

Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 People
Author: Sandhya Hariharan
  • 1.2 kg Carrots
  • 1 litre Full Fat Milk
  • 250 ml Low fat double cream
  • 11/2 cup Sugar
  • 5 Tbsp Fresh Ghee
  • 4-5 Nos Crushed Cardamon
  • Handful of Pistachio
  1. Wash, dry & peel Carrots. Grate them on a box grater or using a food processor.

  2. In a thick bottom non stick pan , add Grated carrot and Milk together and allow it to cook on low flame for nearly about 40-45 min with gentle stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the milk begins to condense, add the double cream & sugar .

  4. Allow it to cook until the sugar has dissolved and all the milk, cream has been absorbed. Make sure to stir in between.

  5. Add  5 Tbsp of ghee & crushed cardamon (elachi) and stir for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Remove the gajar halwa from heat and arrange in a serving dish. Garnish with roasted Pistachio.

  7. Gajar ka halwa tastes good when served warm or cold. Many people love this delicacy with a scoop of Vanilla Icre cream.
  8. This recipe for Gajar ka Halwa should serve approximately 12 for dessert.

Recipe Notes
My mother would always look and buy the Red carrots for preparing this delicacy. Color of the halwa is just worth the wait. I prefer to use fresh ghee by melting fresh butter for this preparation. I also love to add the roasted almonds & cashewnuts in each cup before serving. This is to avoid sogginess of the nuts and keep it fresh. Gajar ka Halwa need not be stored in fridge in winter months.. But in very warm places, it is advisable to store in the fridge

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Comments (27)

  • Wow………lovely halwa dear, looking delicious dear.

  • Delicious halwa Sandhya…nice presentation ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dear Sandhya
    very mice, I appreciate the addition of cream…must be very good…Timr to cook Hgajar ka halwa, winter is coming..I use just full cream milk, 1 Kg Gajar and 3 litres of milk and sugar, cardamom
    Thanks for sharing

  • yummy halwa..I think this tastes best when it is made in this traditional way ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dear Ushnish , I like your method too.. I have tried it that way too.. But then over a period of time , I liked the addition of Cream.. It jsut enhances the flavour.

    I totally agree with you Gulmohar. More than me , my H loves it the traditional way.. for its taste.
    Thanks Prasu & Gita ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My all time favourite, looks rich and prefect for me Sandhya..

  • Healthy and delicious pudding! And it sounds even better with cashew nuts!

  • Hi Sandhya, you have a wonderful blog. Gajar Halwa is my favorite sweet esp. with vanilla ice cream. looks yummy!

  • Great recipe Sandhya! I love gajjar ka halwa… especially when its warm with lots of vanilla ice cream. Yum yum yum!

  • Delicious and yummyyyy.

  • Totally agree with you , the most common desert made in most of India and I guess most of the times the first one learnt also ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great Sandhya.. My first attempt was a total flop due to bland-tasting carrots..Never tried it over past one year.. Now it is time to follow ur recipe! Thanks for sharing it…

  • lovely halwa! awesome color!

  • yummy gajar ka halwa.

  • Good recipe sandhya…i ll use cream next time when i do it…must have been really tasty…love this sweet dish any day…

  • awesome carrot halwa.i make with condensed milk and full cream milk too.Adding cream is new to me.Love to have it vanila tempting

  • Freshly melting butter to make ghee prior to making any sweet makes it very delicious. I do that for all sweets. the alwa is droolworthy Sandhya!

  • wow! that looks yummy!
    check out the oats series round up and i welcome u to join with us in the Variety Rice series going in my blog!

  • wow! really yummy carrot halwa Sandhya! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Delicious halwa. seems a very nice sweet. Great click.

  • Hi Sandhya, this is should be almost everyones favorite dessert. I love to have with a cup of vanilla ice cream. Instead of milk and sugar, i add sweetened condensed milk to quicken the process.

  • Looks delicious.. Thanks for sharing.

  • My favorite one, looks delicious.

  • Gajar halwa is my favourite and this looks very delicious and yum!

  • Hi Mythri.. I have made it with condensed milk too.. But my H prefers some sweets made in the elaborate way ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sure Srilekha.. Will love to join the rice event..

    Rohini… Gajar ka Halwa is one easy sweet… but just a little time consuming.. Let me know if you need any info.. and we can work it out

    Thank you gals….

  • Carrot halwa looks really good,Want to taste

  • I love the authenticity of this recipe, I like to do some recipes in the elaborate way too!!!

    the halwa looks fantastic !!!


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