My experiments and experiences with cooking vegetarian food

Saturday 30 December 2017

Gajar Halwa

final dish

Gajar or Carrot Halwa is a popular Indian sweet. It is quite easy to make and takes about 45 minutes to cook. It is one of the healthiest and delicious dish.


Carrot1 kg
Cardamom powder1/4 teaspoon
Saffron2 pinch
Raisins8-10 pieces
Cashews and Almonds8-10 pieces

This recipe serves about 8 to 10 people.


  • Wash carrots nicely and let them dry. Peel and grate the carrots.
grated carrots
  • Take a thick bottom kadhai or pan. Heat the pan and add ghee. When the ghee becomes hot, add grated carrots and mix it well. Cover it for 15 minutes on low flame. Stir in between.
cover for 15 minutes
  • When the carrots become soft, add milk and cover it again for 5 more minutes on low flame.
add milk
  • Add Sugar and keep the gas on medium flame. Mix everything nicely to spread the sugar uniformly. Keep stirring in between to avoid mixture sticking to the pan.
sugar mixture
  • Add Saffron, Cardamom cashew nuts and Almonds (Badam) and stir well until the mixture becomes dry.
with sugarsaffron
dry halwa

When the complete mixture is dry, your Gajar (Carrot) Halwa is ready to serve. You can serve it cold or hot as per your choice. Controlling the heat is most important to get the best result.


  1. superb, suggest you post some goan delicacies.

    1. Thank you for your suggestion Vishal. Goan delicacies are on their way. Hope you will like them