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Gajar Halwa Recipe

Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa made from carrots, milk, khoya and sugar is such a fantastic must-have winter dessert dish!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian


  • 2 kg Carrots red
  • 500 ml milk cold
  • 250 gms khoya
  • 1/2 cup sugar please adjust to taste, we like less sugar in our halwa
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 cup dry fruits mixed


  • Shred the carrots (take care to not make them too fine as they become too soggy if you do that)
  • Put the carrots and cold milk together on the stove in a big kadai (putting it together and the milk being cold is very important or else the milk may start to curdle)
  • Simmer cook it, stirring often and let it cook till the carrots are about half done.
  • Add sugar and ghee to it... this point of time carrots will leave a lot of water, so let it dry. By the time water dries, the carrot will be almost cooked.
  • Let it simmer for another 10 mins or so.
  • Add the khoya and dry fruits (fried in ghee) to it and roast for about 10 mins on low heat.
  • Serve hot.


Khoya is actually optional in a gajarka halwa but I always make it with khoya since that is how it was always made at home. If you are skipping the khoya, please increase the milk to 1:1 ratio with carrot.
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