Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Try this recipe if you want to know how to make traditional Indian gajar ka halwa, or carrot halwa. A lovely dessert anytime, I most recently made it for Diwali. This is the 'old school' method that uses whole milk, not condensed milk. You can use ghee instead of oil for initially cooking the carrots, if desired.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add carrots. Cook and stir briefly, about 3 minutes. Pour in milk and increase heat; bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  2. Step 2

    Bring carrot-milk mixture back to a boil. Add sugar, raisins, cardamom, and saffron. Cook and stir until mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Ladle carrot halwa into 8 individual serving dishes. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon pistachios. Serve warm or chill before serving.