Gajar ka Halwa – Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye

My work demands traveling across cities and at times I am out for weeks! While I thought he would be happy to have some personal time off, he seemed to quite disappointed when I had to leave last Thursday. “You would be gone for almost a week?”, he asked. I’ll be honest, I was pleased that he wasn’t indifferent! I gave him a quick peck on the cheek and pulled on the apron. I had to make him something sweet and I took the old school route. Gajar ka Halwa is a delicacy we both relish !


  1. Carrots grated- 10 (1/2 kg)
  2. Ghee – 3-4 tbsp
  3. Milk (full cream) – 2 cups
  4. Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
  5. Khoya  – 1 cup
  6. Sugar – 1/2 cup
  7. Cashew nuts and raisins for garnish


Step 1: Heat ghee and add the grated carrots and sauté for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Add milk, cardamom powder and cook till carrots are soft. Then add the crushed khoya (if you don’t have khoya you can alternatively use 2 tbsp of milk powder – that’s what I do most of the times) and sugar, cook till sugar melts.

Step 3: Garnish with cashew nuts (roasted full or sliced) and raisins. Serve hot.


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Summer Daisy says:

    Yum! These are done quite nicely ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot @summerdaisy 🙂 I have a very sweet tooth and hence love desserts. Gajar ka halwa being the favourite!

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