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Carrot halwa

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa or Gajar ka Halwa is a 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 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


  • Cooking pan with lid
  • Grater


  • 300 gm carrots thinly grated
  • 500 ml whole milk warm
  • 100 gm granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 2 green cardamoms crushed or powdered


  • Heat ghee in a cooking pot on medium flame. Fry cashews until light brown, then remove them into a bowl.
  • Into the same cooking pot, add grated carrot and sauté for 3-4 minutes until it starts to shrink and becomes soft.
  • Pour the warm milk into the pan. Continue to cook on low heat while stirring continuously until the grated carrot softens and slowly absorbs the milk.
  • Once the milk is completely absorbed, add a tablespoon of ghee into it along with crushed cardamom and mix well.
  • Add the sugar and continue stirring until it fully dissolves and gets incorporated into the halwa.
  • Garnish with fried cashews, gently mix and turn the heat off.
  • Serve carrot halwa warm or cold with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


  • Add sugar according to your taste and preference.
  • Grate carrot as thin as possible to for it cook easily.
  • Add other dry fruits if you like.
Keyword Carrot Halwa, Carrot Recipes, Diwali Sweets, Indian Sweets