Gajar Halwa | Carrot Halwa

When I think of the chilly weather, the first thing that comes to my mind is Gajar Halwa / Carrot Halwa. This delectable Gajar Halwa is an ode to Indian Mithai. I really feel like indulging in this heavenly bite of goodness all this season.

Carrot halwa or Gajar halwa is an ethnic Indian sweet or you can also call it a festive delicacy that is absolutely scrumptious and rich. There is nothing more interesting than to cook up a sweet dish for your loved ones on a festive day. It is one such dish that is loved by one and all. I am yet to come across someone who doesn’t like this. This Gajar Halwa can be made with full-fat milk or condensed milk….on a gas stove that is the traditional way or in a hassle-free way that is in a microwave.

This was an old recipe on my blog, however I have updated with new pictures and step-by-step detailed pictures. 
Check the recipe till the end.

overhead photo of Gajar Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Carrot Pudding, garnished with almonds, pistachios and flavoured with cardamom powder on a jute cloth with 2 silver spoons

This recipe of Gajar Halwa or Carrot Halwa requires very little ghee and tons of dry-fruits. You can adjust the sugar as per your taste. You can also replace sugar with sugar-free or brown sugar. The choice is absolutely yours….check out my recipe to make this delicious sweet.

It is a little time consuming as I am neither using condensed milk nor am I making it in a microwave.  With grated khoya or mawa,  Gajar Halwa tastes a notch higher.

“Fancy desserts may come and go but Traditional Indian sweets are with us to stay forever!!

Do check the recipe of Bread Halwa for instant sweet cravings that cooks up fast.

overhead photo of Gajar Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Carrot Pudding, garnished with almonds, pistachios and flavoured with cardamom powder on a jute cloth , How to make Gajar ka Halwa

gajar ka halwa recipe | gajar-halwa-or-carrot-halwa

Recipe of Gajar Halwa

Hetal Kamdar
When I think of the chilly weather, the first thing that comes to my mind is Gajar Halwa / Carrot Halwa. This delectable Gajar Halwa is an ode to Indian Mithai.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Indian Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 132 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups thickly grated carrot
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp milk +2 tbsp. water
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds
  • ½ tsp cardamom elaichi powder

Instructions
 

  • Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan add the grated carrots and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring it continuously.
  • Add the milk and water and mix well.
  • Let it simmer for 10 minutes while stirring continuously.
  • Add the sugar, mix well, and cook on a high flame for 5 to 7 minutes and keep stirring continuously.
  • Add the sliced almonds and cardamom powder and cook for another 1 minute.
  • Garnish it with rose petals, pistachios and serve it hot or cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 48mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 10692IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
Keyword carrot halwa, Gajar Halwa
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Step-by-Step Recipes of Gajar Halwa / Carrot Halwa

How to grate carrots?

Peel the carrots, wash them and peel them with a peeler. Squeeze out the extra water before cutting them in the pan.

how to peel carrots, gajar for gajar ka halwa

grating carrots for Carrot Halwa, how to make Gajar Halwa

close up picture showing grated carrots for gajar halwa, recipe of carrot halwa

1. Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan add the grated carrots and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring it continuously.

adding grated carrots in the pan with hot ghee, how to make carrot pudding

carrots being cooked for gajar halwa, recipe of carrot halwa

2.  Add the milk and water and mix well.

adding milk in grated carrots for gajar ka halwa

milk and grated carrots being cooked in a pan for gajar ka halwa

3. Let it simmer for 10 minutes while stirring continuously.

carrots and milk simmered for gajar ka halwa

4.  Add the sugar, mix well, and cook on a high flame for 5 to 7 minutes and keep stirring continuously.

adding milk in the grated carrots for gajar ka halwa

5.  Add the sliced almonds, pistachios, khoya (Mawa), and cardamom powder and cook for another 1 minute and switch off the flame.

almonds and raisins for gajar halwa

gajar halwa cooked and garnished with almonds, raisins and khoya

close up view of gajar halwa, ready to be served

6.  Garnish it with almond, pistachios, and serve it hot or cold.

gajar halwa served with almonds, raisins, pistachios and khoya

Finally do check other sweet recipes

Vermicelli Kheer
Oats and Dry Fruits Kheer
Lauki Ki Kheer
Makhana Kheer

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