Gajar halwa Recipe (Carrot halva)


Gajar halwa Recipe (Carrot halva)Gajar halwa Recipe (Carrot halva)

Gajar ka halwa (Carrot pudding) recipe is a delicious Indian dessert recipe made with grated carrot, milk, khoya and loaded with nuts and dried fruits. It is one of the most popular recipes in most Indian wedding ceremonies and family occasions served as dessert with scoops of vanilla ice cream. This recipe also forms an integral part of many Indian festivals.

Ingredients for Gajar halwa Recipe:

  • Carrot - 1 kg
  • Milk - 1 1/2 cup
  • Khoya or mawa (Use Ricotta cheese to make Khoya. See below.) - 1/2 cup 
  • Sugar - 1 1/2 cup (as per taste)
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 35 no
  • Arrowroot powder – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nut - 1/2 cup
  • Raisin - 1/2 cup
  • Food color as required


  • Grate the carrot and set aside.
  • Peel the skin of 25 cardamoms. Take the peeled cardamom with the unpeeled ones in a blender. Add 2 tsp of sugar to the the blender and made powder.
  • Cooking Tip: Home made Khoya/Mawa from Ricotta cheese
    In a heavy bottom pan cook the ricotta cheese on medium heat. Stir frequently until all the liquid evaporates. Now you are left with crumbled Khoya or Mawa which you can use for this recipe.

Gajar halwa Recipe (Carrot halva)

Cooking Method for Gajar halwa Recipe

  1. Take a non stick pan or kadai. Put grated carrot and fry for around 8 minutes on low heat.
  2. Then add milk and cook on medium heat till it is fully absorbed while stirring frequently.
  3. Add khoya (Ricotta cheese) and cook till the khoya blends fully into the carrot. This usually takes about 15 minutes.
  4. Now add sugar and mix well until the sugar melts.
  5. Add ghee and mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Add the arrowroot powder and mix well. As you mix you will observe that the contents are now become a little sticky which is when you know the recipe is almost ready.
  7. Meanwhile in another pan fry the cashew nuts and raisin for a couple of minutes in a little ghee and add it to the carrot mixture.
  8. At this stage add the cardamom & sugar powder and mix well.


  • Hema said:  

    Your gajar halwa recipe looks yummy. I will surely try this.

  • ajeera banu said:  

    Bharathi thankx for your recipe .Your gajar halwa is very tasty me and my husband tried it out and it was very tasty. While eating we remembered that same carrot halwa we use to eat in bang-lore in kanthi sweets, krishna sweets and in hindu marriage.Keep posting many more sweets like this.

  • Asmita said:  

    hi bharathi archana has made gajar halwa i eat that it was marvelous,this was as good as i ever eat i wiil also try this thanks for this recipe

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  • Shahzaib Khan said:  

    Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the barbecue by rida aftab recipes

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