Gajar halwa – carrot based pudding

I am sure there will be hardly any north Indian household where Gajar ka Halwa is not relished. The real magic begins when the richness of condense milk and dry fruits gets assimilated evenly with sweet Indian red carrots. I made Gajar ka halwa yesterday for my very good friend because it was her last working day at work and from her expressions I could see that she enjoyed every bite of it.

gajar halwa


  • Grated Indian red carrots 2 cups
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Sugar 4 table spoon
  • Ghee or clarified butter 1 table spoon
  • Cardamom powder 1 tea spoon
  • A handful of cashew and raisins


First wash the carrots and peel their skin.

Grate the carrots and keep aside.

In a pan or wok, heat ghee.

Add the grated carrots.

Saute the carrots in the wok till they leave the moisture.

Now add one cup of milk and sugar.

Reduce the mixture till it is dry and your halwa is ready.

Garnish the halwa with cardamom powder, cashew and raisins.

Tip: You can use the food processor to grate the carrots to save your time. 
Gajar halwa best tastes when it is served with one scoop of vanila icecream.