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Carrot Halwa | Gajar Halwa | Indian Sweet Recipes

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa | Gajar Halwa | Indian Sweet Recipes

Popular Indian sweet/pudding made using grated carrots and milk.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 5 to 6

  1. Ghee – 3 to 4 tbsp
  2. Grated carrots – 4 cups( 4 to 5 large carrots)
  3. Milk- 4 cups
  4. Sugar – 3/4 cup( or to taste)
  5. Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
  6. Cashew nuts- 15 to 18
  7. Ghee- to fry cashew nuts


  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan .
  • Add grated carrots and saute for 5 to 7 minutes.Next add milk and bring it to a boil.
  • Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes over low flame ,stirring well in between.Cook until the carrots are soft and the milk is evaporated.
  • Now add sugar and mix well.Cook until it turns thick for about 3 to 4 minutes,stirring well in between.Fry cashew nuts in ghee until it turns golden brown and add it to the halwa.Mix well and serve warm or chilled. and serve.


  • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.
  • You can also add one pinch saffron along with the milk for better flavor.
  • I actually scaled down the recipe to 1/2,as you can see in the pics.

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  • Reply
    Divya A
    June 30, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Yum!! Awesome clicks.. u have tempted me to make some now!!

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    July 1, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Yummy halwa and love the clicks

  • Reply
    July 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Carrot halwa yum yum.. Amazing pics:)

  • Reply
    January 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    i always have carrots in my fridge. can surely use this recipe 🙂

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