Tuesday, 13 January 2015

How to make Gajar Ka Halwa

Recipe of Gajar Ka halwa | Carrot Pudding

Gajar ka halwa is a traditional eggless dessert from India. It is a carrot pudding which is made by thickening of milk and sugar with grated carrots topped with cashews and nuts. It is a traditional, rich and authentic sweet of India. You will find it in the dessert menu of most of the north Indian weddings and restaurants.

Carrot pudding, gajar ka halwa

It is a classic dessert for winters in India. It is good to buy tender and juicy carrots for a delicious flavourful halwa. Carrots can be grated manually or in a food processor. You can refrigerate it for a week. Just warm and serve halwa. It is healthy and delicious Indian pudding. It is famous among kids too, they love it.

Carrot pudding, gajar ka halwa

Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes 40 minutes 50 minutes Serves 4

Recipe Type : Dessert
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients :
  • 6 fresh and juicy carrots
  • 1 kg milk
  • 2 tablespoon clarified butter (Desi Ghee)
  • 10 teaspoon sugar (according to taste)
  • 8 chopped cashews
  • 14 raisins 
  • 8 chopped almonds
  • 2 cardamom 
Preparation :
  1. Rinse, peel and grate carrots manually or in a food processor or in a chopper
  2. Heat milk in a thick bottomed pan, and add carrots in it
  3. Cook it on low flame and stir often otherwise it can get burnt 
  4. When milk will be thickened and quantity reduced to less than carrot, mix well with the milk, scarp the sides of the pan as some of the thickened milk and carrot will stick to it.
  5. Add sugar, raisins, cashews and almonds inside.
  6. Cook till all the milk is evaporated and you can see thick carrot mixture in the pan and stir consistently
  7. Add desi ghee (clarified butter) in it
  8. Cook and stir it till the mix is dry and there is no liquid left
  9. Garnish it with chopped almonds
  10. You can serve it hot or cold
Note : 
  1. You can refrigerate pudding for a week and can warm it and serve
  2. You can add saffron strands for more flavor
  3. Cook it on a low flame and stir often otherwise it can stick to the pan and get burnt
Carrot pudding, gajar ka halwa


  1. Delicious, all time fav sweet dish:)

  2. in winters, I can never have enough gajar ka halwa. just finished my gajjar halwa ladoos and now I'm craving for this bowl full of yummy halwa! thanks for sharing Ritu! perfect for winters!!!

  3. Mouth watering halwa. Nice bright colors too.

  4. Simply mouth watering gajar ka halwa.

  5. beautifully made and presented gajar ka halwa. very delicious :)

  6. This halwa is simply gorgeous! I would really like to have a piping hot bowl of that yummy Gajar ka halwa! :-)

  7. That looks so yummy! I am not very versed on Indian food and I am trying to change that!

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  8. This looks so gorgeous!!
    I can't imagine winters without gaajar ka halwa!! Every household has its own recipes but the magic is all the same.

  9. Very tempting...my love for desserts has no limit...I just had a post on carrot halwa sometime back and now I'm craving for it again:)

  10. I don't care about the weather, I simply love halwa and yes please to this carrot.

  11. My favorite seasonal halwa.........awesome pictures...plz pass me one plate.

  12. lovely aromatic Carrot Halva ..gajar ka halwa looks great with simple steps to follow...


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