Gajar (Carrot) ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa

Gajar ka Halwa – the famed, rich, indulgent, Indian dessert. I wonder why it took me so long to blog it. :) Better late than never. Prepared this classic Indian mithai a couple of days ago for a friend visiting me after many years.

I used the regular orange carrots that are available in my local farmer’s market. I could not find the deep red Delhi carrots hence had to make do with the regular ones. Ghee and condensed milk give richness to the halwa while warm spices like cardamom and cloves infuse it with an unmistakable aroma and flavor.

Gajar ka Halwa Recipe

Cooking Time: 50 mts

Cuisine: North Indian

Serves 4-5 persons



2 cups grated carrot

3/4 cup lmilk

2 cloves

3 tbsps condensed milk

2-3 tbsps sugar

2-3 tbsps ghee/clarified butter

1/2 tsp cardamom pwd

few raisins, almonds, cashew nuts, lightly roasted in ghee

few strands of saffron mixed in a tbsp of milk

1 Heat 3 tbsps ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the grated carrot and saute for 8 mts on low to medium flame.
2 Add the milk and cloves and allow to cook till the milk is almost absorbed. Add sugar and cook further for another 15 mts. Add the condensed milk and go on stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan.
3 Remove the cloves, add the cardamom pwd and saffron and mix. Garnish with toasted almonds, raisins and cashew nuts.
4 Serve warm or refrigerate and serve. It tastes good both warm and cold.

Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar (Carrot) ka Halwa

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 5

Main Ingredients:

  1. carrot
  2. condensed milk



Gajar ka Halwa – the famed, rich, indulgent, classic Indian dessert. Prepared this delicious Indian mithai a couple of days ago for a friend visiting me after many years. I used the regular orange carrots that are available in my local farmer’s market.


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26 Responses

  1. Kavitha says:

    Nice colour. I can feel the divine taste of this sweet. Love this.

  2. Kalyani says:

    wow it looks yummy and delicious sailu !!!!!

  3. Krithi says:

    Gajar Halwa is our family favorite… yours looks perfectly done!!

  4. This is making my mouth water…what a fiery, luscious orange, what glistening nuts! You’ve inspired me towards some sinful weekend cooking :).

  5. NatashaG says:

    Hi Sailaja, my husband loves carrot halwa and I want to make it this weekend. what size is the cup when you measured the ingredients? Is it the standard measuring cup? and is it stuffed full cup or just a loose cup of grated carrot. Would appreciate it if you can reply to this.

  6. Priya says:

    Simply inviting and mouthwatering fav..

  7. kalva says:

    my husband loves gajar halwa.. never added condensed milk.. good one

  8. sreelu says:

    Sailu, my fave, love gajar halwa, can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  9. Anjali says:

    my favorite dessert too.

  10. Anita says:

    Hi Sailu,

    Never been a fan of carrots ever and not to mention Gajar halwa, but since your recipe looked tempting, tried it out this evening, I have added a few tablespoons of cream and a bit more sugar as Iam on the sweeter side…the result was just awesome…Just 3 hours and its over…very delicious….Thanks Sailu

  11. Sonia says:

    Hi Sailu garu ,

    Is there any reason for adding cloves and then removing them…

  12. karuna says:


    Thank you for posting the recipe. Do we need to add sweetened or unsweetened condensed milk?

  13. Marina says:

    it was awesome.this is the first time my hubby enjoyed gajar halwa n asked for more.thankx for sharing this lovely receipe.

  14. where wil we get this condensed milk in vizag?

  15. Sowmi says:

    So only 2-3 tbps of sugar

  16. cheeru says:

    i tried many times b4 bt dint get it dne. thank u

  17. cheeru says:

    i tried many times b4 bt dint get it dne. thank u

  18. Megha says:

    hai if i dont use condensed milk then hoow much sugar i should add

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