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Gajar (Carrot) Halwa

Indian Gajar Halwa
A popular Bollywood dessert, Gajar ka Halva.

Grated Carrot - 3 cups
Whole Milk - 2 cups
Brown Sugar - 1/4 cup
Almonds/Badam - 5
Pistachios/Pista - 5
Cardamom/Elaichi pods - 2
Saffron/Kesar - few strands
Ghee/Clarified Butter - 2 tbsp

  • Slice almonds and pistachios.  Grind cardamom to a fine powder.
  • Heat ghee in a thick bottom vessel and add grated carrot.  Fry for about 5 minutes.
  • Add milk to the fried carrots and cook till milk reduces to more than half.  Add almond, pistachio slices, brown sugar, cardamom powder, saffron and continue stirring.
  • Continue cooking at low flame till moisture is lost completely.
Garnish with nuts and serve Gajar ka Halwa warm or chilled.


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