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Carrot halwa recipe- a glass bowl containing carrot halwa garnished with fried nuts.
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Carrot Halwa Recipe | Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe

Carrot halwa recipe- traditional method of making rich and tasty halwa (sweet pudding) with red carrots, whole milk, sugar and ghee!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 392kcal


  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1.75 cups whole milk boiled
  • 1/2 cup sugar powdered with 3 cardamoms
  • 6 tablespoons ghee
  • 4 tablespoons broken mixed nuts almonds and pistachios
  • 3 tablespoons raisins


  • Wash, peel and grate the carrots. You can do it manually or with a food processor.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons ghee in a thick bottomed pan or pressure cooker base. Fry the chopped nuts until they turn golden. remove to a plate.
  • Add raisins and fry till they plump up. Remove to a plate. Let the ghee remain in the pan.
  • Add the grated carrots and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add whole milk and mix well. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes. In this step you can pressure cook the carrots for 8-9 whistles. In the mean time powder 1/2 cup sugar with 4 cardamom pods.
  • Once the carrots are well cooked and most of the milk is evaporated.
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix well. Stir and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ghee and mix well. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the moisture evaporates and halwa turns thick.
  • Add the fried nuts and raisins. Mix well. Serve carrot halwa hot as such or with vanilla ice cream.



1. The same recipe can be made with grated beetroot


Calories: 392kcal