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Gajar ka Halwa - Halwai style

Gajar ka Halwa Recipe - Carrot Halwa

Gajar ka Halwa, carrot halwa or Gajrela is delicious winter delicasy. Gajar Halwa is made with red carrots, milk, sugar, ghee and dry-fruits.
4.88 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: north indian
Keyword: carrot halwa, gajar halwa, gajar ka halwa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 1 kg Carrot
  • 1 litre Milk
  • 5 tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee (recipe for homemade ghee )
  • 2 cardamom Black
  • Almonds to garnish
  • 200 grams Unsweetened khoya


  • wash, Peel and grate red carrots.
  • In a big pot bring the milk to a slight boil and add carrots. Now reduce the heat to low and allow the carrots to cook till milk is reduced.
  • This process on low heat takes almost 1hr and you have to stir it on regular intervals so it does not burn and stick to the bottom.
  • When all the liquid is evaporated and milk is reduced/solidified add sugar and again cook till juices/melted sugar is again reduced.
  • At this stage add crumbled khoya and cook some more for 5-6 minutes till it is well incorporated into mix.
  • Now in a separate deep pan transfer this mix of reduced carrots and milk solids mix.
  • Add ghee and roast the halwa on medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  • Keep stirring it all the while.
  • After the halwa is cooked add mixed dry fruits and nuts of your choice.
  • Serve this carrot halwa hot and Enjoy!



Though the result was pretty good ,but still was not quite the same and how it would have been it didn't have mothers midas touch..


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 20939IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1mg