Gajar or Carrot Burfi

Gajar ka Halwa is undoubtedly the most loved dessert in Bollywood movies.  Gajar or Carrot Burfi is another version of Halwa.

Baby Carrots/Gajar - 3 cups
Whole Milk - 2 cups
Light Brown Sugar or Sugar - 2 1/2 tbsp
Green Cardamom/Elaichi - 2 pods
Pistachios/Pista - 5
Almonds/Badam - 2
Ghee/Clarified butter - 2 tsp

1. Grate the carrots.  If you are using regular big carrots, peel the outer layer and grate.  Grind the pistachios to a coarse powder and cardamom to a fine powder.  Slice the almonds.
2. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel and add grated carrot.  Fry for about 5 minutes.
3. Add milk to the fried carrots and cook till milk evaporates.  Keep stirring.  Add ground pistachios, cardamom powder, sugar and continue stirring.
4. Continue cooking at low flame till moisture is lost completely and a lump is formed.  Turn off the heat.
5. Grease a tray/plate with few drops of ghee and spread the cooked mixture evenly.  Spread almond slices all over and let it cool to room temperature. 
6. Refrigerate for about an hour and cut squares.  Enjoy Carrot Halwa in the form of Barfi.


  1. This recipe is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies! My sister has 4 girls, I am emailing this recipe to her.

  2. wooow!!!love the carrot burfi..looks yummy and delicious....

  3. Delicious mouth watering carrot barfi.I make carrot halwa in similar way.

  4. Delicious..looks so tempting Uma..can I have a piece,pl

  5. yum yum..very rich and tasty..

  6. Uma,,, carrot halwa looks great dear n delicious...who says noooo to Halwa...sure all like this sweet...thanks for sharing dear..take care n keep on smiling..

  7. My all time favourite, looks divine..

  8. ur carrot barfi looks so yammy and tempting..reminding me my mom makes this sweet very nice...

  9. wow... lovely colour. Looks tasty and healthy too

  10. Thanks Harman, Linda, Swapna, Simply.Food, Gulmohar, Deepa, Panchpakwan, Sathya, Shahana, Madhura, Priya, Kamalika, Krishnaveni for the wonderful comments.

    Linda, kids will definitely like this. Studies suggest cooked carrots provide more nutrients than raw ones.

  11. Lovely Carrot burfee. Looks very tempting.I could eat all of them.

  12. Uma thanks for the carrot burfi sweets on this special day..looks delicious.And halwa is all time favorite to everyone..mine too.
    Thanks for sharing such a recipe..Thanks for the wishes dear..enjoy

  13. बर्फी के तो हम भी बड़े दीवाने हैं, और ऊपर से ये बर्फी तो लाजवाब दिख रही है..
    उमा जी, ये बात ठीक नहीं..हर दिन आपके ब्लॉग पे इतने स्वादिस्ट पकवानों को देखता हूँ , मेरे तो मुँह में पानी आ जाता है.अब बताइए मैं बंगलोर में रहता हूँ..घरवाले भी नहीं साथ में की बना के खिला सके ये सब मिठाई,पकवान..तो हम बेचारे लोग क्या करें...बस हम तो बर्फी को देखे जा रहे हैं..... :D :P
    और वैसे,सोचता हूँ की आपके ब्लॉग के सारे recipe को मैं एक जगह अच्छे से लिख लूँ...काम आते रहेगा :)

  14. very interesting .... never heard of carrot burfi before. Very new to me :) looks yummy too.

  15. burfi looks absolutely delicious. This is how i make carrot halwa.

  16. Thanks Suhaina, Prani, Sushma, Abhi, Preeti Kshipra for the lovely words.

    Abhi ji, ab aap khana banana seekh hi lijiye... aapki mataji ko bhi bahut acha lagega..

  17. Uma yest I was speaking with my SIL about carrot khadi nd nw i see it in ur blog I love it :)

  18. uma ji..i just got news, my aunty tried two of ur recipie which i gave her..kalakand and dahi vada...
    she liked it very much :)

    and aapke sujhao ka khayal to janta hun lekin seekhni hai achhe se..aapke blog se seekhta bhi rahunga

  19. what a coincidence Aps!..

    Abhi ji, am glad your Aunty liked the recipes.. thanks for the feedback..

  20. first time here..was frantically hunting for carrot burfi recipe and bumped in here.ou have a lovely blog!!
    Just one the burfi turn dry or sticky.I am looking for the dry version.

  21. Thanks Sharada for stopping by! About your question, this burfi turns sticky.

  22. Thanks dear for the flash reply...would wait for the dry version.


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