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Carrot Halwa (गाजर का हल्वा, காரட் ஹல்வா, క్యారట్ హల్వా )


Carrot Halwa (गाजर का हल्वा, క్యారట్ హల్వా, காரட் ஹல்வா) One of the great desserts made through  out India, Halwa is made by cooking the  main ingredient ( vegatable / flour) with milk and ghee for long hours until it comes to the required consistency.Carrot halwa as the color , it is rich in vitamins and minerals. It can be served as such or at the end of a meal , to make it as a delight.

Regional Dish: North India, all over India.

Cuisine Style: North India | Cooking Time 45 Minutes |Take as such or after meals  Type Snacks | Shelf Life : 2 days if refrigerated.

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 cup:

Calories (185 Kcal), Carbohydrates (31.6 g), Protein (5.3 g), Fat (8.9 g).


  • Carrots    1 kg
  • Milk   1 1/2 liter
  • Sugar   1/2 kg
  • Elaichi powder (cardomon) 1tsp
  • Saffron strands few
  • Ghee    1/2 cup
  • Few pieces of roasted  cashewnuts , almonds and kismis


1.   Wash ,Peel and grate carrots.
2.   Put milk and carrots in a heavy saucepan and boil till thick, stirring occassionally.
4.   Once it starts thickening, add sugar  followed by ghee and cook further . once it starts leaving ghee to the walls of the pan take it off the heat.
6.   Add elaichi, saffron and mix well.
7.   Garnish with nuts

Other variants / Cuisine Style : Carrot halwa made with  sweetened condensed milk ( milkmaid)

Carrot halwa made with Khoya/ mawa/ milk powder.

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