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Gajar Ka halwa (Carrot Pudding)

If there is a way to make a vegetable taste heavenly this has to be it. It’s been  long overdue to publish this recipe. Everytime I make it somehow Ialways missed to take pics of it. This time my MIL made it and I finally took the pics. It was really delicious.

Gajar (Carrot) Halwa is a traditional Punjabi dish made with carrots and milk.  The perfect way to eat this halwa is with some of your favorite ice cream. It taste absolutely delicious. I am already drooling here. Try this recipe and let me know how it came out for you.


Preparation Time : 45 minutes
No Of servings : 4-5


  • Carrots : 2 cups ( grated and shredded)
  • Milk : 2 cups
  • Butter(unsalted) or Ghee : 1/4 cup
  • Granulated Sugar : 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom Powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted Cashews nuts : 10 (for garnishing)
  • Raisins : 6 (roasted)(for garnishing)

Method Of Preparation :

  1. Heat a tbsp ghee in a small pan and roast cashews and raisins and keep it aside.
  2. Now boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan in medium heat and stir often until the 2 cups milk become 1 cup. Keep stirring that way you will avoid burn in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Now in a separate pan add the ghee or melt the butter.
  4. And add shredded carrot and stir fry it  for about 10 minutes in medium heat or until the carrots become soft, tender,cooked and slightly change in color.
  5. Now add the boiled milk and keep stirring it until the mixture becomes dry, cook for about 10-12 minutes in medium heat or until it dries out completely.
  6. Finally add the sugar, cardamom powder, roasted cashews and raisins.
  7. Mix it all together and stir fry for about 3 minutes until the ghee starts to leave on top of halwa.
  8. Remove from heat and serve it hot.
  9. You can refrigerate this halwa for up to 2 weeks.


  1. Slurp,mouthwatering here.

  2. Looks great! My mom also makes this same dessert but we call it Gajar ka Mitha. Love it but very labor intensive. We also add powdered milk.

    Yours looks perfect 🙂

  3. awesome halwa..i love it

  4. Delicious!!

  5. The halwa looks absolutely gorgeous and delicious.

  6. Halwa looks absolutely divine.

  7. that looks delicious..lovely presentation 🙂

  8. how many spoon of sugar shud we put ??