Tuesday 1 January 2013

Carrot / Gajar Halwa

Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2013!!!!  My sincere thanks to all those who encouraged and motivated me so far through their likes & comments!

Let me start this year with a sweet dish! Carrot Halwa is one of the popular, delicious and nutritious dessert of Indian cuisine. Carrot halwa easy to make and is a combination of milk, carrots nuts and sugar. 


Carrot – 3 cup
Milk - 2 ½ cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
Cashew and pistachios - 5 to 6 piece each (chopped)
Ghee- 2 to 3 tbsp


Wash, peel and grate the carrots.

Roast the cashews and pistachios with ghee in a separate pan and keep aside (Reserve some for garnishing).

Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan; add the grated carrots and sauté till it becomes soft (It will take approximately 5  minutes).

Add milk and cook on medium heat till it evaporates and become thick. After that add sugar, cardamom powder and roasted nuts. Stir well and add the remaining ghee in between the process.

Once the halwa starts to leave the sides of the pan, transfer it to serving bowl and garnish with remaining nuts.

Serve warm or chill. I have seen restaurants serving warm carrot halwa with vanilla ice-cream.


Adjust the sugar quantity according to your taste.


  1. Carrot halwa and its accessories looks so appealing and wonderful...Perfect to start new year

  2. Hi Poornima. Yummy halwa on beautiful serving bowls. I liked your space and happy to follow you. Do visit me.


  3. Love the recipe....sounds simple....those bowls look very cute....

  4. Superb Poorni, really mouth watering ....!!!

  5. Superb... Poorni!!!!!!Carrot halwa always our favorite with icecream......but this time loved the bowls!!!!1

  6. Thanks for linking the recipe to my giveaway

  7. Delicious. Thanks for share.


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