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Gajar ka halwa

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Carrots: 1/2 kg
  • Milk: 1/2 kg
  • Fresh cream: 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom: 3 to 4(only seeds)
  • Sugar-200 grams
  • Almonds- 10 to 12 (finely chopped)
  • Raisins- 15 to 20
  • Pistachio- 15 to 20 (finely chopped)


  • Firstly peel and wash the carrots.
  • Grate them evenly using a grater Or a food processor.
  • Now heat a heavy base pan in a medium high flame and add 3 to 4 tablespoon of desi ghee in it.
  • Now add the grated carrots to it and stir them well.
  • Now cover it well with a lid and cook for 5 to 10 minutes until it softens.
  • Now remove the lid and stir it well.
  • ¬†Add 1/2 litre of full fat milk to it.
  • Cook it in medium high flame for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • When it starts to boil, reduce the flame to low and let it cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add cardamom seeds to it.
  • Add raisins in it so that it puffs up and softens perfectly.
  • Cook until the 70% of the milk has reduced.
  • Now add 1/2 cup fresh cream to it and mix mell.
  • Now add 200 grams of sugar (Or as per your taste) and mix it well with a spatula.
  • Cook it for another 10 to 15 minutes until it reduces to a pudding like consistency.
  • Now add the chopped dry fruits to it.
  • Cook it well and keep stirring for another 10 to 15 minutes in low flame until oil seperates.
  • ¬†Finally the gazar halwa is ready to be served. Tastes best when served hot.