Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This Pakistani dish is very simple and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook evaporated milk, cadamom pods, and carrots in a heavy deep saucepan and bring it to boil then reduce heat.
  2. Cook over medium heat until all the milk gets dried up.
  3. Stir the mixture occasionally to prevent any sticking.
  4. Add sweetened condensed milk and ghee and let the mixture dry.
  5. When it is close to dry and carrots are soft add powdered milk. Mix with a little water to make a paste.
  6. Note: This can be garnished with nuts or soaked raisins or fresh cream.
Most Helpful

This is quite good, but the instructions need some clarification. I didn't know when to turn the heat on and off; I just had to do some guesswork until the carrots were soft. I used 1/2 tsp ground cardamom since that's equivalent to 5 pods, I put it in with the evaporated milk in the first boil. I used canola oil in place of ghee and left out the powdered milk (which didn't affect the taste but the texture.) It was a bit runny but tasted really good. Next time I'll add more carrots.

the80srule May 07, 2010

I made this for my hubby last week and he really liked it..this dish tastes better if you leave it in the refrigerator for a day and then eat it. I left out the powdered milk but I think I should have added it cuz the texture I got is not that of regular halwa. My husband finished it ALL single- handedly and requested that it be made again today so this recipe is a keeper!! Thanks.

SpicyGirl June 04, 2007

Tastes just like a dish I had in a local Indian restaurant. We love it!

Lori Fields December 23, 2006