Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa or Gajar ka Halwa is an extremely popular Indian dessert pudding, prepared commonly as a celebratory sweet during festivals, weddings, birthdays, etc. It’s a delicious dessert made with carrots, milk, sugar, cardamom, ghee, and dry fruits.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2 -3 servings


300g carrot, freshly grated
500ml whole milk
100g granulated sugar
3 tablespoons ghee
2 tablespoons cashews
2 cardamoms, freshly crushed

  1. Heat ghee in a cooking pot on medium flame. Fry cashews until they turn light brown, remove and set them aside.
  2. Into the same cooking pot, add the grated carrot and saute for 3-4 minutes until it starts to shrink and becomes soft.
  3. Then pour whole milk into the pan and cook on low flame while you continuously stir until the grated carrot softens and absorbs milk completely. 
  4. Once the milk is completely absorbed, add 1 tbsp ghee, crushed cardamom, and mix well.
  5. Add sugar and cook while stirring until sugar fully dissolves.
  6. Once the halwa reaches the desired consistency, add previously fried cashews, mix gently and turn off.
  7. Enjoy carrot halwa when it is warm.
  • Add sugar as per your taste.
  • Grate carrot as thin as possible to for it cook easily.
  • Feel free to add other dry fruits, if you like.

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