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Carrot Halwa aka Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe - A Delicious Dessert

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Hey Guys,

Thank you all for your amazing comments and responses on my previous recipe “Kalakand Desert/Sweet”. Most of you loved it so much and also requested to make more dessert recipes and post them on my website. So, as promised I have come up with a very famous dessert - “The Carrot Halwa” aka “ Gajar Ka Halwa”.

This dish was and will always be in my top favorite category. This is such a delicious, yet super minimal and easy to prepare, that you don’t need to go to a restaurant to have it. Rather all you need is 8 very common ingredients to slay this recipe at home.

This dish can be prepared in a number of ways like using milk, condensed milk, khoya, etc. The steps also vary from person to person. But today I will be showing how I love to prepare this dessert so that it tastes at it’s best. My process is simple but time-consuming. However, the final result will never disappoint you. That’s my word!

So, let’s quickly get to know how to prepare The best carrot halwa at home.

Gajar Ka Halwa aka Carrot Halwas Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time : 50 minutes | Total Time : 1 hour 10 minutes


For Preparing Carrot Halwa

  • Carrot (grated)-1.5 kg

  • Sugar-200 gm

  • Milk-300 ml

  • Chopped cashew nut-25 gm

  • Chopped almond-25 gm

  • Chopped pistachios -25 gm

  • Elaichi - 1 tsp (optional)

  • Ghee-2 to 3 tbsp

How To Prepare Carrot Halwa

Preparation of Carrot Halwa Dessert -

  1. Take a thick bottom non-stick pan. Turn on the flame and allow the pan to heat.

  2. Once the pan is hot, reduce the flame to medium and add 2-3 tbsp of ghee to it.

  3. When the ghee melts fully, add in the grated carrot and mix it with the ghee.

  4. Keep mixing so that the carrot starts to change its color.

  5. You need to cook the grated carrot for 20-25 mins on medium flame. Make sure you stir and mix it in between.

  6. After 25 mins, you will notice that the carrot is almost cooked and is reduced to half.

  7. Now switch the flame to high and then start stirring for another 9-10 mins so that the carrot is soft, moist, and cooked well.

  8. Next, add milk after reducing the flame to medium-low.

  9. Mix them properly and then cover the pan with a lid and cook for 20 min on low flame. The more slowly you allow the carrot to cook the more juicy and flavorful it would be.

  10. Keep stirring occasionally so that the mixture doesn’t stick to the pan.

  11. After 20 min you will notice that the milk has fully soaked into the carrot making it more soft and juicy.

  12. Then add sugar and mix it well. Allow it to cook for 1 min to allow the sugar to melt into the mixture.

  13. Finally add the chopped pistachios, almonds, and cashews and give a good mix. You can also add 1 tsp elaichi and mix ( optional ).

  14. Cover the pan and cook for another 10-12 mins on low-medium flame. Keep string in between.

  15. Last but not the least, switch the flame to medium-high and cook for 2-3 min by mixing all together.

  16. Transfer it to a plate and garnish it with some chopped badam, pistachios, and cashews.

  17. The delicious Carrot halwa is ready. Serve it hot as a yummy dessert.

Download The Carrot Halwa Recipe PDF

Do try out this recipe and share your reviews in the comment section. Trust me you are gonna love this.

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