• 4 cups red carrots grated 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk ¼ cup ghee (unsalted butter) ¼ cup cream ½ teaspoon green elaichi powder (cardamom) Slivers of almonds(almonds soaked in water for 4-5 hours) for garnishing

A popular and traditional sweet made at special occasions & by doting mothers for their children as a treat. Usually these red carrots are available in plenty during the winter season. Traditionally made with plenty of ghee/butter, I have toned down the fat levels to more acceptable levels from a health point of view. Gajar ka halwa is preferred eaten hot. Some like to eat it in combination with a slab of vanilla ice-cream.


  1. Fry the carrots in ghee in a tava (pan) for about 15 minutes till the carrots are half cooked.
  2. Add milk and cook the carrots till all the milk is absorbed.
  3. Add sugar and fry well till the carrot mixture turns dark in colour.
  4. Add cream  and fry it well until the ghee is separated.
  5. Sprinkle elaichi on the gajar ka halwa and garnish with almonds.


Gajar ka Halwa


CarrotsGrated Carrots