Apr 30, 2011

Gajar ka Halwa ~ Carrot Halwa ~ Buttered Carrot with Milk

Today I am very happy and joyful as my son quickly recovered from the minor surgery. So I have started my morning sweetful by making this rocking desert to celebrate these happy moments and also to treat my little brave heart Abhi, for handling this with no tears.

Gajar ka Halwa

Grated Carrot - 2 Cups
Milk (2%) - 2 Cups
Sugar - 1/2 Cup
Butter - 1/4 Cup
Cardamom - 2
Cashew Nuts - 2 Tbsp
Gold Raisins  - 1 Tbsp

How to Make It:

  1. First, Take the milk in glass (microwavable) bowl and heat in the microwave for 2 min. let it leave in the microwave for 1 min. Then repeat heating for 2 min and cool for 1 min. Repeat this process until the milk becomes thick and ( half the measurement, i.e 1 Cup). (It take approximately 20 min).
  2. Heat the Pan add 1 Tbsp and fry the Golden Raisins and Cashew nuts and set aside.
  3. In the same pan add the remaining butter and once it is melted, add the grated carrot.
  4. Once the raw smell goes way ( after 5 min), add the milk to this carrots in the pan.
  5. Keep stirring gently (up and down) avoiding sticking this to bottom, and do this until all the milk dissolves into carrot mixture.
  6. Add the sugar and mix it well while sugar keeps melting. 
  7. Make the Cardamom Powder in the mortar and add this to carrot.
  8. Finally top with Cashew nuts and Golden Raisins. Leave it on the stove until it cools.

Then Serve this into plates and sit back and enjoy this healthy heavenly desert.


  • This desert is the trick to sneak in some veggies, milk and nuts to my sweet lovers plate at home.
  • I have used only 2% milk to cut some fat. As we condense the milk in this recipe, 2% is enough. 
  • If you want adjust sugar accordingly. At the end, it is not too sweet, so I have added 2 Tbsp more. It depends on how sweet the carrots are. So first add minimally and at the ends you can add more, if it is less.

I am sending this to 
Savory Sunday @ Eating at WinniPeg


  1. These sound so tasty, and the way you've displayed them on the plate is beautiful!

  2. Yummy..they look great..too tempting !!

  3. Yumm, delicious halwa, can have it anytime..

  4. Delicious way you have displayed them. I wanted to get my spoon to taste it,no finish it.(to hell with my waistline)!

  5. That looks Yum!!!. You have got quite a spread out here Mythreyi. I just logged into ur site and can't stop drooling.

  6. Hi Mythreyi,
    What a beautiful presentation. Your photo's of this wonderful dish are awesome. It looks like a great recipe that I really want to try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  7. this looks very interesting! i love carrots so i'm sure i'd like this! thanks for sharing it, don't forget to link back to savory sunday!



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