Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

READY IN: 1hr 30mins


  • 34
    cup ghee, melted
  • 1
    kg carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 12
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 100
    g khoya
  • 15
    almonds, soaked in hot water,peeled and slivered
  • 14
    cup water
  • 1
    pinch saffron, soaked in the water
  • 12
    teaspoon cardamom powder
  • edible silver foil, for garnishing (optional)


  • Grate khoya and keep aside.
  • Combine carrots and milk in a large heavy based pan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and cook the carrots, stirring constantly, until all the milk dries up.
  • Pour ghee into the carrots.
  • Add khoya.
  • Saute for a few minutes.
  • Add sugar.
  • Continue to cook and stir the carrot mixture till it dries.
  • Remove from heat when still moist.
  • Stir in the saffron, cardamom powder and almonds, reserving a few for garnish along with silver foil.
  • Reheat carrot halwa just before serving with a little milk.
  • If not serving immediately, refrigerate carrot halwa and re-heat and serve when desired.
  • Handy hint: If u dont have khoya, use 1 cup whole milk powder mixed with 1 tsp ghee and 1-2 tbsp water to get a dough like consistency.
  • This makes 100gms of khoya.