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Friday, December 3, 2010

Gajar Ka Halwa - Carrot Pudding

Gajar ka Halwa/Carrot Pudding is my favorite dessert. I must say Gajar ka Halwa is quite popular and needs no introduction. I was kind of suprised to see I don't have this recipe on my blog. I have made this dessert several times..and when I look back the reason being each time its made there's not even time to click pictures. The aroma of this delicious dessert is irresistible and its devoured in minutes.
  • 4 cups grated carrot
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup mava powder
  • 3 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
  • 2/3 cup cashews, almonds, raisins
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder


  • Heat ghee in a thick bottom pan/Kadai. Fry the nuts. Add the grated carrot and fry for about 2 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add sugar and mix well. Now add milk and mix it well. Keep on low-medium heat and let it cook unil the milk has almost been absorbed. Keep on stirring from time to time.( This step takes the most time,but its all worth it when you see the results...)
  • Now add the mava powder and mix it well. Cook on slow flame until the halwa starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  • Now add the cardamom powder and take it off the heat.
  • Your Gajar ka Halwa is ready to serve. Best enjoyed warm or at room temperature. Could also be served with ice-cream.
  • This recipe serves 4.


  1. Dolly..gajar ka halwa my fav too...love it..yours looks so perfect...:))

  2. Hey Thanks Jagruti..That was so quick..I just posted my recipe and got ur response..Feels pretty awesome. Gd to know its ur favorite too..Sending some for you rite away..

  3. your desserts are always winner Dolly. love this recipe and the look. how your cake decorating classes are going on? teach us some tricks too and share some pictures as well.

  4. Perfect! How i wish i can have a spoonful :(

  5. Wow! delicious..
    Thanks dolly for your support in the contest.

  6. It has been days since I prepared or savored it..... Looks very delightful deary!!!!


  7. Gajar ka Halwa looks awesome. Love to have a bowlful of your preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. hmmmmmmmmmm! yummmmmmmmmmmy gajar ka halwa can I grab some?

  9. My fav halwa and soooooo delicious on its own as well as with icecream.. i am craving now.

  10. Dear Dolly
    How are you? I was away.
    I like this recipe with low milk. I use 1 cup Gajar and 3 cups milk. But that is so laborious that I great cramps. I am going to try your recipe this winter.
    Let me see what all I have missed.
    Have a nice week

  11. Hai Dolly,
    Hurray we are friends in facebook.Saw ur pics too..happy to see u all.
    U wont believe if i say i have never made this at home.I always think of making it but postpone it and never tried it.Maybe this post will give me inspirartion to make one soon..

  12. one of our fav dessert.. simple and easy to make

  13. Delicious halwa dolly..love to taste some :)