Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa is mainly made in winters in North India as carrots grow in winter. I remember the time when we used to wait for winter season only for this exotic dish. My mom make it from dark pink carrots, which enhance its flavour and give it a pinkish color. Though it can be made by any type of carrots.

Gajar Halwa is my sister's favorite dessert. My mom always make this for her on her birthday as her birthday falls in winter.

There are many methods to make this dish. Today I'm using my mom's method.


Carrots - 250 g
Milk - 500 ml
Sugar - 50 g or per taste
Ghee/unsalted butter - 2 tablespoon
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Roasted cashew nuts, almonds, raisins, to garnish


Scrape the carrots and grate them. Pour milk into a heavy bottom saucepan or a non-stick pan. Add grated carrot and cardamom powder. Bring it to boil. Cook until the milk is absorbed. Stir occasionally. Once the mixture becomes dry, add gee and stir it for another 2 minutes. Add ghee in the end and stir for another 2 minutes. Garnish with roasted cashew nuts and raisins.Serve hot or you can keep it in the refrigerator and serve when you want to.

Note - It is advisable to add sugar in the end otherwise it may stick to the bottom of the pan. 


  1. Carrot halwa looks yummy..all time fav..

  2. This is an all time favorite, yum!

  3. My most fav halwa..mmm i love the smell of it. yummy

    Aaha Oho

  4. Lovely post!I love carrot halwa and we make this a lot since there are lots of carrots always available here, esp with easter coming up:))

  5. lovely mom-method carrot halwa!! thank you for sharing...

  6. Hi,

    I've also posted a gajar ka halwa but your recipe seems simpler...nice blog...

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