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Instant Carrot Halwa (Microwave Gajar ka Halwa)

 Published 2008-Jun-02   Updated 2017-Sep-21

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Microwave Carrot Halwa)

Recipe For Instant Carrot Halwa


  • Carrots - 2 cups (grated)
  • Evaporated milk - 1/2 cup(4 oz)
  • Sugar - 3/4 - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Nuts - as needed
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp


  1. Mix the grated carrot and ghee in a microwave safe dish and microwave it for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the evaporated milk to this and microwave for 7-8 minutes stirring every 2 minutes.
  3. The time varies depending on the microwave power. Cook it till the milk is totally absorbed by the carrot and the ghee starts separating.
  4. Add the sugar, cardamom powder and nuts and microwave for another minute or 2 until you get the halwa consistency.
  5. Garnish with some more sliced nuts and serve.


  • If you do not find evaporated milk, you can use 1/2 cup milk with 4 tblsp of milk powder.
  • Another good substitute is to use 1/2 cup milk with 1/4 cup khoya.

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Its awsum
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Thank you.
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Cooking in microwave may be easier but if you actually want to eat the best than cook in a pressure cooker. There are a lod of options that one can use instead of using whole milk. One can use condensed milk or use coconut milk or almond milk.
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It is lovely but could u please indicate at how much temperature
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its vry nice, thnku so much fr sharing.. :)
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U r welcome.
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lovely recipe
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Thank You.
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Thank You.
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its rili quick n awsum
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Comment by seema jadav
 what is evaporated milk?...thanks...

Reply :-
 Evaporated milk available in cans is reduced milk. It is similar to condensed milk (milkmaid) but is not sweetened. Milk is boiled till most of the moisture evaporates and it reduces to 1/4th its original volume. This saves a lot of cooking time.

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