Gajar Ka Halwa

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Sep. 14, 2013

A popular Indian dessert prepared with grated carrot, milk, sugar, and nuts.


Carrot 1 Kilogram , grated
Milk 1 Liter
Cardamom 5 , crushed
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Clarified butter 2 Teaspoon (ghee)
Raisins 2 Teaspoon
Sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Khoya 200 Gram (reduced milk)
For garnishing
Chopped almonds 2 Teaspoon
Chopped pistachio 2 Teaspoon



1. In a deep pan add water and let it boil.

2. In the meanwhile, soak the raisins in 2½ tbsp of hot water till they become plump.


3. Add the grated carrots to the boiling water and stir occasionally for 5 minutes or till the water from the carrots becomes substantially less.

4. Add milk and cook on a low flame for an hour.

5. Once the carrots and the milk have reduced add sugar and stir well till the sugar is dissolved.

6. Add ghee or clarified butter. Mix well.

7. Stir in khoya and then add the soaked raisins, and crushed cardamom. Stir well.


8. Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Ready In: 90 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 243Calories from Fat 95

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 183 mg7.63%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 23 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet