Gajar Halva (Carrot Pudding - an Indian Dessert)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by - Carla -

This is my favorite dessert to make when cooking Indian food. The sweet & creamy taste is a delicious end to a hot & spicy meal. I posted this recipe in 2004 and can't believe that here it is 2007 and no one has yet ventured trying it! Go Ahead, it's really delicious!!! :)

Top Review by ohyoucook

This is almost like the dessert served in my local Indian restaurant. Very easy to make. I substituted evaporated milk for the half-and-half. It took less time for me than the recipe indicates -- only 30 minutes to absorb the evaporated milk, then only another 10 minutes until it was ready to serve. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat carrots and half-and-half to boiling in saucepan; reduce heat.
  2. Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, until all the half & half is absorbed, about 45 minutes.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar, raisins, butter, cardamom and salt.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until all of the brown sugar is dissolved and the mixture is of your desired consistency, (pudding-like) about 15 minutes.
  5. Garnish with pistachios or slivered almonds.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!

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