Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding)

Its one of the most relished sweet dish in the winters and takes me back to the flavours of a famous halwai(Who makes sweets) in my native place.In the cold winters everyone loves eating this hot and nutty halwa.It brings in the best after any meal.Its like a tradition in North India in every home to cook it in winters .


  • 2 lbs carrots(Makes approx 7-8 cups of shredded carrot)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 10-12 Almonds, Cashews and Raisins each.
  • 100gms Khoya/Mawa/curdled milk
  • 2-3 Cardamoms powder
  • 3-4 saffron strands
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 3-4 Tbs Ghee/Clarified Butter
For every 4 cups of carrot add 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of sugar.

  1. Wash ,Peel and grate the carrots using a grater or food processer .Use the medium size for grating , do not grate it too thin.
  2. Boil the milk in a wide opened pan and carrots to it .
  3. In the meanwhile take a pan add Ghee/Butter to it and lightly fry the Nuts.Keep them aside.
  4. Keep stirring in between and let it cook till the milk evaporates.
  5. Add sugar, add only when the carrots are cooked .
  6. Take the saffron and mix it in a little milk and add to the pan , also add cardamom powder to it.
  7. When the milk and sugar is evaporated then add the Khoya/Mawa to it and cook further for few minutes, the color will turn to dark orange.
  8. Put in the ghee to the mix and give it a good stir , cook further till it leaves the side of the pan.Add the nuts to the mix.
  9. Ready to eat, Taste delicious when served Hot,umm lemme go and get a bite of it now.
I have made this again on Diwali ,So reposting this recipe with some new images.


Nithya said...

Absolutely delicious :) I love carrot halwa a lot :) We used to grind the carrots to make this halwa. But grating would give a good texture too :) yummm

Dr.Sameena Prathap


I also grate carrots while making this halwa...I just love carrots!!:)



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