Carrot Halwa/ Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa otherwise known as Gajar ka Halwa is a classic Indian dessert made with grated carrots and milk. It’s so popular that you’ll find it being served in any Indian restaurant. It’s one of my absolute favourites, it is a desert you can indulge in along with the goodness of the carrots.

Carrot Halwa

September 26, 2013
: 4
: 10 min
: 20 min
: 30 min
: Medium


  • 2 cups Carrot (Grated)
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 5-6 Pistachio (Chopped)
  • ¼ tsp Green cardamom (powdered/ crushed)
  • ½ cup Evaporated milk/ Khoya
  • 3 tbsp Ghee/ unsalted butter
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Step 1 Heat 3tbsp of ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan on medium heat.
  • Step 2 Add grated carrots and sauté for 6-7 minutes.
  • Step 3 Add milk, green cardamom and cook on medium heat for 7-8 minutes. Keep stirring to make sure the mixture doesn’t get stuck to the pan.
  • Step 4 Once the carrots are cooked, stir in the evaporated milk/ khoya and sugar, and cook for another 2-3minutes until the sugar melts and has mixed in well with carrot mixture. Continue stirring for 2 more minutes and transfer the halwa to a serving dish.
  • Step 5 Garnish with chopped pistachios. Serve hot or at room temperature.
  • Step 6 This dish can be kept in the fridge for about 5 days.


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