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.
Cooking pan with lid
- 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.