Carrot Halwa/ Gajar ka Halwa recipe

Carrot halwa/ gajar ka halwa is a rich carrot-based sweet dessert from the Indian subcontinent. Carrot halwa is a festival delight and prepared mostly on occasions like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Navaratri. It is quite popularly served with vanilla/butterscotch ice cream scoop.


  • Juicy orange carrots - 1 kg
  • Milk 1 1/2 litre
  • Sugar - 500 gm
  • Elaichi/cardamom Powder
  • Saffron (optional)
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp


  • Peel and grate carrots
  • In a heavy saucepan, Put milk and carrots.
  • Boil till it becomes thick, keep stirring occasionally
  • Once it starts thickening, stir continuously.
  • Add sugar and cook further till thickens. (Do not add sugar early in the process as it may delay the cooking of carrots)
  • Add ghee, elaichi, saffron, and stir on low heat till the mixture collects in a soft ball.
  • Serve hot, decorated pista, and chopped almond.