Gajar ka halwa/carrot halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa/Carrot Halwa

Recipe by Maya Akhil

3 Serves
45 mins
Mildly Spicy

Studded with chopped nuts and flavored with aromatic cardamom and rose water, this sweet pudding is made from a blend of nutty ghee, milk, cream, sugar, and grated carrot. Usually prepared during winters, a warm bowl of gajar ka halwa can be the ultimate comfort food.


Heat ghee in a wide non-stick pan at medium heat. Fry cashews and raisins. Drain on to a paper towel.
Add grated carrots and saute for about 15 – 20 minutes until they lose their raw smell and gets soft. Add milk. Mix well and cook. When it reaches a thick consistency, add sugar. Mix well and stir continuously until the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan.
Add cardamom powder and mix well. Garnish with fried cashews and raisins or roughly chopped almonds, pistachios etc. Serve warm.


3 large, grated
2 tbsp
1.5 cups
1/2 – 3/4 cup or to taste
1/2 tsp powder
2 tbsp
2 tbsp

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