Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding)

4 People
2 hr

Gajar ka halwa/carrot halwa is a carrot-based sweet dessert pudding from the Indian subcontinent.

It is made by placing grated carrots in a pot containing a specific amount of water, milk and sugar, cardamom and then cooking while stirring regularly.

During Festivals this is a must sweet to be served to the guests, we love it!

Also, North India, you will see this is a common sweet during winters because of hot served!

This classic Indian dessert has been my favorite sweet since childhood, the tastes has very high standards. This recipe has his stamp of approval. Yes, there is quite a bit of ghee in the recipe otherwise it is not so good.

You can serve with Ice-cream or just enjoy as it is! Best when cooked slowly and added rich nuts and heavy cream.

Best served Hot!

Added Walnut , Pistachios and Cashew

I love to add little bit of Ice-Cream on top - It taste yummy

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding)
Recipe details
  • 4  People
  • Prep time: 1 Hours Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 2 hr
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  • 1 pound carrots grated/shredded (approx. 4 cups)
  • ½ cup whole milk or full-fat canned coconut milk if dairy-free/vegan
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil if dairy-free/vegan
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Chopped pistachios or other nut garnish
Now, start cooking
Add the carrots, milk to the pot. Secure the lid, cook for 1 minute at high pressure.
Keep stirring for 6-7 minutes, or until most of the liquid has reduced. Then, add the ghee and stir-fry the carrots for another 6-7 minutes, or until the carrots become dry and the ghee separates from the mixture. The carrots should look dark orange/reddish in color.
Add the cardamom, mix well, then garnish with chopped nuts.
I use khoya when I make halwa, but if you’d like to use it, feel free to mix it in at the end when adding cardamom powder
  • Use a food processor to shred the carrots, it’s fast and easy