Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa) Recipe

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Also known as Gajar Halwa, this is a traditional and popular halwa made with carrots, milk and sugar. Typically made during festivals and special occasions, they also make a delicious dessert for any meal.
Carrot Halwa
Carrots – 500 gms, peeled, finely grated
Sugar – 400 gms
Milk – 2 cups
Ghee – 2 to 3 tblsp
Cashew Nuts – 20 to 25
Cardamom Powder – little

To Garnish:
Sliced Cashewnuts

1. Heat a pan over medium flame.
2. Pour the milk and add the grated carrots. Stir well.
3. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
4. Add sugar and stir well until fully dissolved and starts to thicken.
5. Fry the cashew nuts in ghee and add to the halwa (with the ghee).
6. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
7. When the ghee starts to separate, remove from flame.
8. Garnish and serve.

Tip: If desired, you can also grind the carrots to a puree and strain them to extract juice.

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12 thoughts on “Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

  1. Madan Gopal Goyal said on October 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Add half ltr.milk to make it more tasty and nourishing.

  2. MOHAMED MASOOD said on July 23, 2014 at 11:59 am


  3. sunu said on September 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm


  4. Lakshmi said on December 9, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Awesome recipe……

  5. anuradha said on September 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

    came out awesome… its a hit with my family & friends.

  6. surya narayana said on October 28, 2010 at 9:13 am


  7. VARSHA said on September 17, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Ummmmm……YUMMMMMM…I tried it and it was awesome…the only thing i added to the recipe is a some 10-15ml of extra milk added with one teaspoon full of custurd powder…!!! hehehe…but its damn yummy man…!!!

  8. Genius Girl said on August 1, 2010 at 5:55 am

    i love carrot halwa all the time. its very sweet and delicious and i love it very much. whenever i find time, i will make it and have it.

  9. radha adepu said on April 3, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    i came to know that the carrots need to be fried instead of boiling.but still i tried this recipe it is superb…

  10. sahana.H.V said on February 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

    still not done, after i will write,

  11. T.S.SUNDARAM said on January 4, 2010 at 4:19 am


  12. sweety said on April 7, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    it is very nice.i love it.

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