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Carrot Halwa Recipe | How to make Gajar Halwa at home

Carrot Halwa recipe

Carrot halwa, also known as “Gajar ka Halwa” is a traditional Indian dessert made from grated carrots, milk, sugar, ghee and nuts. It’s popular sweet dish across India and is often enjoyed during festivals, celebrations, and special occasions.


  • 500 grams carrots, peeled and grated
  • 500 ml full-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Saffron strands (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a pan add 4 tablespoon ghee and heat it on medium flame 
  2. Add the grated carrots to the pan and sauté them in ghee for 7-8 minutes until they turn soft and aromatic.
  3. Once the carrot is little cooked, Pour the milk into the pan with the carrots and stir well.
  4. Allow the carrots to cook in the milk over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the milk reduces and thickens, and the carrots are soft and cooked through ( 20 – 25 minutes)
  5. Add sugar and mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Add the cardamom powder and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the halwa reaches desired consistency.
  7. Garnish the carrot halwa with saffron strands 
  8. Add chopped nuts 
  9. Halwa is ready. You can serve it hot.

If you prefer cold halwa you can keep it in the fridge for sometime. It tastes better. You can have this halwa with ice cream as well.

You can also make carrot halwa in pressure cooker. It takes less time to cook the carrots.

Carrot halwa is often prepared and served during festivals and celebrations such as Diwali, Holi weddings and other special occasions. Carrot halwa is particularly popular during the winter season when fresh carrots are abundant and sweet. 

There are many health benefits of eating carrot halwa. 

Health Benefits of Carrot Halwa:

  • Carrot halwa is made primarily from carrots, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium 
  • Carrots are a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and promotes gut health.
  • While carrot halwa contains sugar, you can control the amount of sugar added to the dish based on your preferences. Opting for less sugar can help reduce the overall calorie content.
  • Carrot halwa provides a quick source of energy due to its carbohydrate content, making it a satisfying dessert option.

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