Gajar Ka Halwa


Gajar Ka Halwa or sweet carrot dessert pudding, it is one of the main dessert dish in our menu across India but majorly in North India, it’s very popular as a party dish too!

It is a nutritious light dessert and a pure delight for your taste buds. Made with mainly carrots & milk. Try Out and you would also surely love it.

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                 Total Time                   Yields

25 mins                    30 mins                     55 mins                     1-2 Serving


Carrots – 500 grams grated from the broader side of the grater

Milk – 1 liter

Sugar – 6 tablespoons

Powdered milk – 3 tablespoons heaped

Green Cardamom – ½ teaspoon ground

Cashew and almonds – 5 each .cut into 4-5 pieces

Dry coconut – 2 tablespoons finely grated

Condensed milk (khoa) – 2 tablespoons

Pure ghee (clarified butter) – 1 teaspoon

Almond and cashews – 3 each sliced to garnish


  • Put carrots and milk together in a big wok (kadai). Cook on high flame to boil stirring continuously.
  • Lower the flame and let it cook on low flame stirring in between till it thickens and little thick milk remains.
  • Add 3 tablespoons powdered milk, cut cashew and almonds. Stir continuously on high flame for 1-2 minutes till it thickens. Take care to ensure that it does not become too dry.
  • Add grated dry coconut and khoa. Mix with the spoon.
  • Switch off the flame.

Note: Transfer in the serving bowl and garnish with almonds, pistachios and cashews either crushed or flaked. Oh, I am sure that you will not stop at one serving.

Happy Cooking!!

Recipe by Karuna Saraswat


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