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Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa

Gajar ka halwa, also known as carrot halwa, is a traditional Indian sweet dish made with freshly grated carrots, ghee, milk, khoya, and sugar.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Carrot Recipes, Indian Sweet Recipes
Yield: 10 servings
Author: Amrita


  • 500 gms Carrot
  • 750 ml Milk
  • 50 gms Khoya or Mawa (Milk Solids) grated
  • cup Sugar Adjust as per your taste bud
  • 8-10 nos Cashew Nuts
  • 8-10 nos Raisins
  • 2-3 tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter)


  • Peel the carrots and grate them. Leave the grated carrot aside for 30 minutes. 
  • Dry roast the cashew nuts in ghee and keep them aside.
  • Now heat ghee in a wok and add the grated carrots. Fry them for 5-8 minutes and put the cardamom powder. 
  • Then add the milk and cook under slow flame until the milk evaporates. Keep on stirring in between to avoid sticking to the pan.
  • Now add the sugar and grated khoya. Allow to mix them evenly with other ingredients while continuously stirring it.
  • Switch off the gas before the halwa dries up completely. Add the raisins and roasted cashew nuts. Serve it either hot or cool.