Gajar Halwa


Gajar Halwa

Delicious halwa made with carrots and milk
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 7 people


  • 1 lb Carrots
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 tsp Ghee
  • Cashew nuts for garnishing
  • Raisins(Onakka munthiri) for garnishing


  • Peel the carrots and grate them.
  • Soak the grated carrots in the milk and pressure cook.
  • Heat sugar and ghee in a non stick pan.
  • Add the pressure cooked carrots and milk. Stir well.
  • Keep the lid closed in between stirrings, as there maybe some splashes, when the milk and ghee boil together.
  • When the milk condenses and the halwa begins to thicken, remove from flame.
  • Garnish with cashews and raisins roasted in ghee.
  • Alternate method: 1)Chop carrots into small cubes and pressure cook in milk.
  • Grind this pressure cooked carrots(with milk) into a smooth paste.
  • Proceed like the first method from step 3 onwards.
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Response (74)
  1. m
    mary February 1, 2008

    it wasted my 2 hours

  2. m
    mary February 1, 2008

    it is not good

  3. f
    fathima December 15, 2007

    whn i pressure cooked carrot with milk..the milk got bad…i had to throw the entire contents

  4. h
    hjftge March 1, 2005

    I hated it!!!!!!!!!!

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