How to Prepare Carrot Halwa?

how to prepare carrot halwa

Get to know how to prepare carrot halwa, also known as gajar halwa, and make this sweet with a superb taste, for some special events and or on some holidays. Everyone in general, and children in particular, like this sweet dish.

Carrot gratings, milk, jaggery, cashew nuts, milk powder and cardamom are the only ingredients of the gajar ka halwa recipe. So, get set to find out how to prepare carrot halwa.

This sweet preparation not only scores very high on the taste scale, but also gets some points on the health yardstick too. Carrot, which is the main item of carrot halwa recipe is said to be rich in, among others, Vitamin A and fiber.

This recipe for carrot halwa uses jaggery rather than sugar. The reason is to take advantage of the health benefits jaggery offers.

Is it easy to make carrot halva? Absolutely, through a few, simple steps you can make this sweet preparation with less effort and in less time.

As you go through the steps on how to prepare carrot halwa, one question you may have is, "Which is a snack that makes a good combination with this sweet?" One of the snacks that has a good fit with carrot halva is onion pakoda.

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Servings: Two to Three


1. Carrot gratings, tightly packed, 1 cup
2. Jaggery, powdered, 1/2 cup or to taste
3. Milk 1/2 cup
4. Ghee 2 tablespoons (recommended) or to taste
5. Cashew nuts, pieces, 1 tablespoon
6. Almonds, pieces, 1 tablespoon
7. Dry grapes 1 tablespoon
8. Milk powder 3 tablespoons
9. Cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon
10. Water 3 tablespoons

How to Prepare Carrot Halwa?

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1. Soak the carrots in water for about 30 minutes, so any mud deposits will separate from the carrots.

Wash the carrots again and scrape the surface to remove any mud that may be still present.

Grate the carrots and measure.

Use the grater with medium-size holes for grating the carrot.
2. Add carrot gratings and milk to a pressure cooker.

Cook for 2 whistles.
3. Heat about 1 tablespoon of ghee in a thick bottom kadai or frying pan.

Add cashews and almonds.

Fry till the cashews color change slightly.

Add dry grapes.

Fry till the nuts become golden brown.

Transfer to a bowl and keep aside.
4. Add cooked carrot to the kadai. Mix.

Cook till the carrot absorbs most of the milk.

Prepare jaggery syrup simultaneously.
5. Prepare the jaggery syrup:

- Heat jaggery and water.

If you are not sure whether the jaggery has impurities, strain the jaggery syrup after the jaggery dissolves.

- Cook till the syrup gets a 1-string consistency.
6. After the carrot has absorbed most of the milk:

Add syrup.


Cook till the mixture becomes thick, while mixing occasionally.
7. Add nuts and ghee.

8. Add milk powder.

Milk powder makes the carrot halva tastier. However, you can make it without this powder or you can use khoya as a substitute for milk powder.


Cook till the mixture becomes a soft, single mass.

Switch off the stove.
9. Add cardamom powder.


Carrot halwa or gajar ka halwa is ready.

how to prepare carrot halwa

TIPS How to Prepare Carrot Halwa
1. Use more ghee to make halwa with a richer taste.