Gajar ka halwa

  Desserts, Sweet Recipe

Gajar ka halwa is a sweet dessert of the Indian subcontinent where carrot is the main ingredient. It is made by cooking grated carrots in a pot along with milk and sugar

Gajar ka halwa-Recipelia

OriginIndian Subcontinent
Region or StatePunjub, North India
Main IngredientsCarrots, Milk, Ghee
Sugar, Khoa
Serving6 Serving


Grated carrots- 5 cups
Milk- 4 cups
Khoa- 100 gms
Ghee- 4 tbsp
Sugar- 10 to 12 tbsp
Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
Cashew- 10 to 12 pcs (chopped)
Almond- 10 to 12 pcs (chopped)
Raisins- 2 tbsp
Saffron strands- 1 pinch


Boil khoa and milk in a kadai. When khoa completely melt in the milk, add grated carrots. Let it boil first on a low to medium flame and then simmer.
Keep on stirring in between while the mixture is simmering on a low flame.
The grated carrots will be cooked in the milk and gradually the milk will start to reduce and evaporate.
Reduce the milk around 75% and add ghee, sugar and powdered cardamom to the mixture.
Stir well and continue to cook on a low flame.
Keep on stirring the halwa in between.
When the milk reduced 90%, add chopped cashews, almonds, saffron strands and raisins. Continue Simmer the halwa on low flame.
Switch off the burner when all the milk will evaporate.


Garnish with some chopped almonds and pistachios. Serve gajar halwa hot or cold.