Monday, June 30, 2014

Carrot Halwa | Gajar Halwa | Indian Sweet Recipes

Carrot Halwa

Popular Indian sweet/pudding made using grated carrots and milk.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 5 to 6
  1. Ghee - 3 to 4 tbsp
  2. Grated carrots - 4 cups( 4 to 5 large carrots)
  3. Milk- 4 cups
  4. Sugar - 3/4 cup( or to taste)
  5. Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
  6. Cashew nuts- 15 to 18
  7. Ghee- to fry cashew nuts
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan .
  • Add grated carrots and saute for 5 to 7 minutes.Next add milk and bring it to a boil.
  • Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes over low flame ,stirring well in between.Cook until the carrots are soft and the milk is evaporated.
  • Now add sugar and mix well.Cook until it turns thick for about 3 to 4 minutes,stirring well in between.Fry cashew nuts in ghee until it turns golden brown and add it to the halwa.Mix well and serve warm or chilled. and serve.


    • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.
    • You can also add one pinch saffron along with the milk for better flavor.
    • I actually scaled down the recipe to 1/2,as you can see in the pics.

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