Carrot Halwa – Gajar ka Halwa using Delhi Carrots

carrot halwa

The day i made this halwa, i was traveling to Trivandrum. We had guests coming over and i had made this for them as dessert. In the hurry burry, i forgot to click pictures of the halwa. And i was almost rushing out of the door and then came running back home, clicked a picture of the halwa and then ran out again.

And not only the fact that i made a desert for our guests that made this halwa special for me, I used the carrots I bought from Ahmedabad, where I was for our BM 25 Meet.

Funny I am doing the post too in a hurry, because in another ten minutes, we have to leave to catch our train to Trivandrum. Poor hubby is left to fend for himself in this hot and sweaty Chennai.

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PS: I meant it when I said I am in a hurry. So will be updating the recipe later.  (Done…finally!)

carrot halwa

Serves :  8


  • Carrots                 :              1 kg
  • Milk                      :              1 ltr
  • Sugar                    :              1/2 kg
  • Ghee                     :              2-3 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder     :   a pinch
  • Cashews, raisins          :    1-2 tbsp each


  1. Wash, peel and grate the carrots. I minced them fine in the food processor.
  2. Add 3/4 th of the milk and the grated carrots directly in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Once the pressure drops, check whether the carrot is cooked completely. You may have to add the rest of the milk if the carrots look really dry. Else you needn’t add it.
  4. Add the sugar, cardamom powder and cook, stirring now and then to avoid burning. Once it starts getting thick, stir frequently. When almost all the moisture is absorbed, the halwa is done. Take off the heat.
  5. In a small pan, add the ghee and roast the cashews, raisins. Add this to the halwa and mix.
  6. Serve hot with a scoop of ice cream, it’s a great combination!

carrot halwa


14 thoughts on “Carrot Halwa – Gajar ka Halwa using Delhi Carrots

  1. Loved Pradnya’s comment and you running back for the click really shows your enthu!
    I still remember those carrots and the color of the halwa is gorgeous.Love to have this with ice cream….


  2. Enjoy ur stay, hope weather is Trivandrum was mild and better than Chennai..Halwa are always my favourite,if its carrot halwa,obviously its directly to my most fav halwa.


  3. Have fun on your holiday, take care of mom, and spend quality time with dad…and we will relish the Halwa, the Delhi carrots have vanished from the market…but this halwa …it looks gorgeous, love that red color.Super !


  4. LOL Valli,

    Rajani – cant believe you, you want us to make 2 trips to ur site, i dont mind, coz this had already intrigued me with the name – Delhi carrot halwa, funny as it uses ahmdebad carrots and made in chennai by girl from trivandrum


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