Friday, March 26, 2021

How To Make Carrot Halwa


This traditional Gajar Ka Halwa is made with Carrots, Cream, Khoya, Sugar, Ghee and lots of Nuts. It's a delicious North Indian sweet but is relished on every occasion. Serve this classic, rich and creamy halwa and enjoy it with your loved ones!

Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa Recipe | How To Make Carrot Halwa

Happy holi everyone!! Holi is a festival of colors and celebrated with great warmth and high spirit. It’s a major festival in India. It begins with the lightening of bonfire and welcome the new beginnings with open arms. This festival is incomplete without the exchange of gifts, fruits, dry fruits and sweets.

There are host of traditional delicacies that are relished on holi festival and make this occasion even more enjoyable like Pede, Kheer, Gujiya, Puranpoli, Malpua, Ladoo, Thandai, Rasmalai, Jalebi, Sevaiya or Gajar ka Halwa and many more.

Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa Recipe | How To Make Carrot Halwa

This Holi, my Mother and I have made Gajar Ka Halwa. It's a traditional North Indian Sweet that both kids and adults can enjoy. It's a must try dessert for winter season. So do try this recipe with your friends and family and enjoy the day!

This dessert hardly needs any occasion to be prepared and relished. It keeps you warm and healthy and can be served at all festivals like Diwali, Eid, Holi, Raksha Bandhan.

Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa Recipe | How To Make Carrot Halwa

This Carrot based sweet dessert pudding is so rich and satisfying that I can have it all day and night. The method is sure time consuming, but the halwa is so soft and delicious, and the aroma of the cardamom powder is absolutely irresistible. It’s a slow cooked dessert but if you know the proper method it doesn’t take much time.

All you need is fresh, sweet, and abundance of red carrots which is properly washed, peeled than grated. It goes into non stick pan. Add a lot of khoya, full fat cream, sugar, ghee and lots of nuts in it and your Gajar Ka Halwa is ready. 

So this was the simple recipe of your low fat, low calorie Gajar Ka Halwa. Make this Holi delicacy and also let us know how you like it in the comments below.

Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa Recipe | How To Make Gajar Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa Recipe | 

 How To Make Gajar Halwa 

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6-8 People
Author : The Food Root


8-10 large carrots
1/2 cup full fat cream (milk cream)
5 tbsp sugar
1 cup crumbled khoya
4 tbsp ghee 

Chopped dry fruits of your choice - (optional)

1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp cashews
2 tbsp almonds
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp pistachios



1. Wash the carrots and peel it with grater to discard the skin.

2. Heat the non stick pan, add the grated carrots, mix, and cook them till the quantity is reduced to half, on a medium flame. Stir continuously, until it  changes it's color. It will take around 12-15 minutes. 

3. Pour full fat cream in the pan and stir it continuously till it evaporates. It will take around 2 minutes.

4. Add sugar, as per your sweetness and mix it well. Cook for another 4 minutes on medium flame, while stirring continuously.

5. Next, add crumbled Khoya mix it well. Cover and cook them on a medium flame for around 10 minutes than stir it for a while.

6. Add ghee and mix it for next 2 minutes.

7. Add cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits and mix well for next 2 minutes.

8. And, your gajar ka halwa is ready. Turn off the heat, and let it rest for few minutes before serving.


1. You can also add milk in Gajar Ka Halwa and boil it on low heat and keep stirring until the milk evaporates but it's totally optional.

2. I’ve added full fat cream instead of milk so that it doesn't take much time to get ready.

3. It tastes good without cardamom powder as well but the aroma of the cardamom powder in indian desserts is unbeatable.

4. Add chopped dry fruits of your choice.

5. You can also add vanilla ice cream on top of it and serve.

6. It can be prepared a day before or two before a large gathering. Just reheat gajar ka halwa at the time of serving.

7. You can also add some jaggery instead of sugar in the halwa.

8. You can increase or decrease sugar as per your taste.

9. Gajar ka halwa can be stored in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

10. Even adding ghee in the gajar halwa is totally optional.


  1. Looking forward to next post. So beautifully explained with mouth watering pictures of the recipies. The writer has a keen eye for apt traditional recipies which time and again can benefit readers from not just india but all over the world, especially indians living away from friends and family. ๐Ÿ™‚❤️

  2. This looks so so good! I would love to make it over the weekend, looks so delicious!!!

  3. Great recipe. I like its simplicity and affordability.

  4. Thanks for sharing this dish. Healthy and looks savory

  5. Amazing recipe ๐Ÿ˜‹ easy to prepare. Thank you

  6. I have never tried to taste an Indian but this sounds looks really delicious, and look so easy to make. I'll be doing this on my free time. Thanks!

  7. I always like Indian food but never try this recipe. Looks yummy. I would love to try this for sure.

  8. Oooh this sounds good, might have to try it out!

  9. This looks really nice, would try it out someday.

  10. Hey Anshika
    The idea of a delicious sweet but is relished on every occasion and that is classic, rich and creamy is too tempting to resist!
    I may just try out your recipe someday :)

  11. I love this! I've been learning how to cook bit by bit so it's always a pleasant thing to come through recipes like this.

  12. I love all things carrots. This looks really good.