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Gajar Ka Halwa /Carrot Pudding

A popular and traditional Indian dessert made with carrot and milk.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts/Sweets/Mithai, Festive Recipe
Cuisine: North Indian Cuisine
Keyword: gajar halwa, gajrela, Halwa
Author: anjanaskc


  • 1 kg Carrot / Gajar
  • 1 liter Full fat Milk
  • 250 gms Sugar / Chini
  • 1 cup Khoya/solidified milK
  • 1/3 cup Cashew pieces /Kaju
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder / Elaichi Powder
  • 5 tbsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 10 Pistachio


  • Scrape the carrots and grate them .
  • Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a heavy bottom pan,add the grated carrots and saute for a minute on medium heat.
  • Now add milk and cook on medium heat till the moisture almost dries up .
  • Add sugar and cook till it thickens again.
  • Add grated mawa ,cashew pieces and cardamom powder.
  • Mix and add 2-3 tbsp of ghee and stir fry for few seconds.
  • Serve hot .

How To Make Instant Khoya

  • Take 2 cups of full cream milk powder in a glass bowl, add 2 tbsp of
  • add 2 tbsp of ghee or butter in it and mix well. Add some water and make a soft dough.
  • Cover and microwave for 1 minute or steam in a closed container for 3-4 minutes. You may now mash or grate it and use it as required.
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1-Use red Indian carrots for a nice and bright red colour,I used the American orange carrots,hence it has a orange red colour..
2-In U.P we use a good amount of ghee to fry the carrots(approx. 1 cup) and that truly enhance the taste:)