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Carrot Halwa

 Published 2008-Jan-08   Updated 2018-May-07

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Gajar Ka Halwa)

Last summer my over enthusiastic husband had been to Ooty for a trip with his college friends.On the road sides of Ooty, the fresh orangish carrots had stolen his eyes and he bought some three bunches of carrot. My son jokingly asked my husband if we were rabbits to eat so much carrots.That whole week was Carrot week in my kitchen. I ended up making carrot porriyal, carrot sambar, carrot milkshake and carrot chutney. Along with all these I also made the most popular Carrot Halwa, known as the Gajar ka Halwa.

Carrot Halwa is more common in North India where it is made for all special occasions. Gajar halwa requires few ingredients that are readily available in any Kitchen. It is a ideal dish for the beginners who wish to learn a sweet recipe.The color and the taste of Carrot Halwa will make any one flat. It is not only delicious to eat but healthy too. Carrot as we all know is good for eyes. It is rich in Vitamin A, Biotin, Vitamin K1, Potassium and Vitamin B6. So why are you waiting? Just try this recipe soon.

Recipe For Carrot Halwa

Preparation time: 15 minutes 
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Carrots - 2 cups (app. 4 carrots)
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Nuts & Raisins - 1/4 cup (Almonds &/ Cashews)
  • Cardamon - 2 (crushed or use 1/4 tsp cardamom powder)

Method

  1. Wash, peel the carrots and grate them.
  2. Heat ghee in a small pan, roast the nuts and raisins in it.
  3. Heat milk in another heavy bottomed pan and add the grated carrot to it.
  4. Cover partially and cook it on medium flame. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom.
  5. After about 15-20 minutes, when all the milk is absorbed, add required sugar.
  6. After about 10 minutes the oil starts getting separated from the halwa. At this stage add cardamom powder, fried nuts and raisins and 1 tbsp of ghee.
  7. Mix for another minute and switch off.

Method

Wash and peel the carrots and grate them or grind them. Grating leaves some texture to the carrot at the end but grinding is equally good too.

Heat the ghee in a small pan and fry the nuts and raisins in it.

Carrot Halwa Preperation Step

Heat the milk in a heavy bottomed pan and add the carrot to it.

Carrot Halwa Preperation Step

Cook it on medium flame, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom. After about 15-20 minutes, when all the milk is absorbed by the carrot, add sugar and stir continuously.

Carrot Halwa Preperation Step

After few minutes the oil starts getting separated from the halwa. Now add cardamom powder, fried nuts and raisins and 1 tbsp of ghee. Mix for another minute before switching off.

Carrot Halwa Preperation Step

Tips

  • To make cardamon powder, grind it with little sugar to get a fine powder.

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Comments (45)

Person   ()
I like this yummy and delicious food, thnaks for sharing.
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Thank you.
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Carrot halwa is something no one can say no to. But it takes much time to cook. Thank you for sharing this simple carrot halwa recipe which will take less time to make it and serve it hot.
Person   ()
Thank you. I am a big fan of carrot halwa too.
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supper
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Thank You.
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excellent recipe
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Thank you.
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Yummy
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Thank you.
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Nice dish..yummy Thanks for sharing
Person   ()
I am glad you liked it.
Person   ()
this is a very simple method. and colour full and yummy tasty.
Person   ()
Enjoy :-)
Person   ()
Nice tips and yummy taste
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Thank You.
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Woooww yummy taste
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:-)
Person   ()
It is very easy. Tks
Person   ()
Try and enjoy!!
Person   ()
From Afghanistan, omg it was so delicious !

Thanks for the recipe .
Person   ()
I never knew that making halwa is so easy.. It was amazing ..thank you so much for sharing this wonderfull recipe :)
Person   ()
Yes rash... try it and give your feedback..
Person   ()
nic dish Enter text right here!
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Thank You.
Person   ()
Thank u so much making it by easy way to understand .....I made it without milk i felt that also gives different taste and can store for more than 3 to 5 days too ♥ ♥ ♥
Person   ()
Yes. Milk adds a very unique flavour and texture to the halwa... Of course you can make without it too...
Person   ()
the carrots take really long to cook in the milk so i pressure cook it ...came out well thanks for the recipe
Person   ()
Yes thats true.... Yes you can pressure cook or even microwave it to speeden the process.
Person   ()
I will try any way this is very useful to me because my hubby loves sweet too much.
Person   ()
Hm. good.. try it... do try the other desserts too..
Person   ()
delicious sweet.
i love it.
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Thank You.
Person   ()
Delicious sweet.
i love it.
Person   ()
I like to much sweet,i c yor ceret halwa recipi ill try to mak,thans 4 recip
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Try it and give your feedback.
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Delicious dish
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thank you.
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thanks very good
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nice dish
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Thank you.
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I will try
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good dish
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Thank You.
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very nice i tried it i enjoyed it

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Old Comments

Comment by lalith shivanna
can we use butter in place of ghee
 
Reply :-
Yes you can.

Comment by teri stich stich
In this recipe for Carrot Halwa the amount of Cardamon is cut off so I don't know how much or if it's the powder or buds. Can you clarify please
 
Reply :-
You can use either crush 2 cardamom pods and use it or use 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder.

Comment by Kokila Perumal on 04 April 2010 03:07AM
Hi Dahlia, Iam a beginner and i wanted to try a sweet. this sounded simple and easy.. tried it and everyone at home liked it.. they wouldn't say otherwise!! thanks for the receipe :)
Will definitely do this :)
 
Reply :-
Hi Kokila, Nice to hear that your family members loved it. Keep trying different recipes confidently and soon you will become an expert cook.

 Published by on and last updated on 2018-05-07.