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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

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Ingredients:

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

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 Serves: 5

 Main Ingredients:

  •  carrot
  •   condensed milk

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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.

28 thoughts on “Gajar (Carrot) ka Halwa

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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

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