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Carrot Halwa | Gajjar ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa with Khoya to celebrate a 1000 fans!!!

Carrot Halwa is my most favorite dessert, I love to have it warm along with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream that's my kind of dessert ;-) have you tried this combination? In most South Indian weddings this combination is served as a dessert during the wedding feast. The orange color and the topping of fried nuts and raisins does give a magical color to this yumilicious dessert. Although we call it carrot 'Halwa' the texture is soft and does not hold a shape like most Indian halwas, the soft juicy taste of carrots and melt in mouth taste of khoya makes this a dessert to die for, Oh not literally :P. Ok ask me why such a special dessert out of the blue? well if you are someone who follows me in facebook you would have known that my little FB page crossed 1000 likes and I felt it was time for a little celebration and hence posting this delicious and most loved dessert here. 

Thanks to all my facebook fans - you all inspire me to cook a lot :-)

My version of this dessert is to top with khoya although if you are someone who does not like Khoya in Carrot halwa you can skip it. Cooking the shredded carrots in milk until well cooked does do magic to this dessert so do not do it when you are in a hurry. Make sure you also do a big batch since its sure to get over fast ;-). Now lets move on to the recipe


Prep time ~ 20 mins
Cook time ~ around an hour
Serves ~ 4 generously
Serving suggestion ~ warm along with vanilla ice cream


Carrots - 20 nos / around 2 kg - 4 cups of grated carrot
Boiled milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup or more
Khoya - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2-3 tsp
Nuts & raisins - 3-4 tbsp, chop the nuts
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp (optional, I have not used it)


  • Add ghee to a heavy bottom wide non-stick pan, once it melts add the nuts and raisins fry them until golden. Using a slotted spoon remove them from the pan and set aside
  • In the same pan add the grated carrots and saute until the ghee is well coated on the carrots
  • Now add the boiled milk to the grated carrots. Bring it to a boil and then simmer to medium-low flame and let it cook until all the milk evaporates.
  • Once all the milk evaporates fully and the carrots are cooked completely add sugar and mix well. Within 2-3 minutes the sugar melts and combines well.
  • Now add shredded khoya to this mixture and give it a good mix.
Serve warm along with cold vanilla ice cream ;-)

Cooks Wisdom 

- I shredded the carrots to medium size, this helps it to remain the shape once cooked. If its too fine then it will get mashed 
- I used store bought khoya, you can make your homemade version 
- Adding cardamom powder is totally optional, personally i do not add cardamom powder but you can add if you want it
- Alternately you can also add saffron strands, I have not added it for this recipe
- Always add sugar only after the carrots are fully cooked
- Carrots in general are sweet so adjust the sweetness accordingly
- During the cooking process of carrots make sure the flame is medium-low so that you don't burn them


  1. Congrats on crossing 1000 likes dear.. Delicious halwa to celebrate it.. Today was telling my hubby that I am craving for carrot halwa, here you are with one.. Beautiful da.. By the way love the new look of your site.. :)

  2. Congrats Doll... Keep rocking... the halwa looks so so great..

  3. Congrats on 1000 likes.
    Beautiful carrot halwa pics and love the new Summer look.

  4. Wow first of all your blog's new look is awesome akka :) Beautiful blue, your first template was blue too, I remember, header pic and icons are cute :) Congrats on your 1000 likes akka :) Keep rocking!! Carrot halwa looks super delicious :) Perfect recipe for celebration :)

  5. congratulation on crossing 1000 hits :) .. carrot halwa looks superd elicious and inviting :) i want them now plz pass me that bowl.. drool worthy :)

  6. Halwa looks delicious! Congrats for crossing 1000likes!

  7. Many congratulations PRiya ! The halwa and the new Logo both look amazing :) .. Its so you !

  8. Congrats my dear :) perfect treat to celebrate this wonderful occasion...Halwa looks so delicious dear visual treat for my eyes...

  9. Congrats dear on 1000 likes, perfect and lovely way to celebrate the occasion.
    Halwa looks awesome, mouthwatering...

  10. loving this wonderful sweet....did you make any changes on the blog title page or whole page..just a doubt?

  11. Congrats on 100 likes dear.. Wish you many more success.. Love your new look of the blog.. It's neat and elegant..

  12. Congrats my dear...U deserve the 1000 Likes and many many more. Love the new look of ur blog now...I guess I shud hire u to design my blog page ;-)

    Carrot halwa is my fav the khoya on top version too. My fav combo is vanilla icecream with Carrot halwa...mmm yummy! hehe...

  13. the new look of your blog, so beautiful da..
    Congrats dear on crossing 1000+ likes...delicious halwa to celebrate the occasion...our family fav Halwa..looks yumm!!

  14. Congrats! Carrot halwa looks delicious.

  15. A perfect way to clebrate your joy.Congrads dear.. Halwa looks super yumm

  16. Congrats on your milestone. Loved the look of the carrot halwa. I too am inspired to try preparing one using your method.

  17. Congrats for the 1000 likes :-) Halwa looks delicious.

  18. Congrats dear,u deserve it,love the new look

  19. This is the perfect way o celebrate,Congratz priya :)

  20. love the new format!!! my favorite color... :) :) congrats on the 1000 fans and the carrot halwa looks my types - nice and mashed!!!

  21. Congrats dear, wish u many more to come :) And that's a lovely new look.. Looks cute.. And a perfect way to celebrate with carrot halwa.. One of my favs !

  22. Oh – I’m so pleased!!! I cant wait to try your recipe

  23. lovely decor akka and love the new look and you are always rocking in such designing keep going akka.wishing more more 1000 like this.keep rocking

  24. Wonderful sweet to celebrate for the 1000 likes ....Carrot halwa looks awesome dear

  25. congrats Priya...lovely carrot halwa...perfect texture...

  26. congrats Priya, a well deserved accolade! and the halwa looks scrumptious!

  27. Congrats Sis, thats a huge milestone..wat an excellent way to celebrate this big achievement. Droolworthy halwa.

  28. congrats....looks sooo delicious..

  29. scrumptious!!!!!!!!!! first time on ur blog.....Glad to know you..


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