Carrot Halwa

Gajar ka Halwa, also known as Carrot Halwa, is a very popular sweet dish in India. This is a festive dish generally made on Diwali. It can be eaten during breakfast.


  • 1 kg juicy orange carrots
  • 1 1/2 litre milk
  • 400-500 gm sugar
  • elaichi powder (cardomon)
  • saffron few flakes
  • few drops orange colour (optional)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 10-12 Pieces Almond n Pista for garnishing.


  • Peel and grate carrots
  • Put milk and carrots in a heavy saucepan.
  • Boil till thick, stirring occasionally.
  • Once it starts thickening, stir continuously.
  • Add sugar and cook further till thickens.
  • Add ghee, elaichi, saffron and colour.
  • Stir on low heat till the mixture collects in a soft ball or the ghee oozes out.
  • Serve hot, decorated with a chopped almond or pista.

Recipe Contributed By:

Jyoti Verma



Time taken: 60 minutes

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