Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Pudding

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The word ‘Halwa’ originated from the middle east, meaning ‘sweet’. Carrot pudding traditionally known as Gajar ka Halwa in India is a delightful dessert that is guaranteed to be enjoyed by many. Because of its vibrant color, it looks just as appealing as it tastes. The presence of butter and milk makes it a rich and dense pudding and is capable of being a satisfying meal by itself. Not to forget, it is also nutritious as it contains carrots and other dried fruits. It is equally appetizing when consumed hot or chilled.

It’s famously served at weddings, birthday parties, and other joyous occasions. Now, let’s see how this dish is prepared in a simple and effortless manner. 

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Gajar Ka Halwa – Carrot Pudding

Recipe by Amu MCourse: Sweets, DessertCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Follow the recipe and try out delicious Carrot Pudding (Gajar Ka Halwa) at your home now!


  • 3 lb Carrot Chopped

  • 3 Cups Milk 2%

  • 4 Tbsp Butter

  • 1+1/2 Cup Sugar Brown

  • 5 Pcs Cardamom Roughly Grounded

  • 1 Tbsp Raisins

  • 1 Tbsp Cashew Chopped

  • 1 Tbsp Pistachio Chopped

  • 1 Tbsp Almonds Chopped


  • In a Heating pressure cooker, add 2 Tbsp of butter.
  • As the butter starts melting, add 5 grounded cardamoms.
  • Stir for 2 minutes and add 1.36 kg (3 lb)of chopped carrots, keep stirring for 7 minutes and add 1 cup of milk in it.
  • Cover the lid of the cooker and cook it for 2 whistles.
  • When the cooker cools down open the lid and stir the carrot mixture for 2 minutes and keep it aside.
  • In a heating pan, add 1 Tbsp of butter.
  • As the butter melts add the cooked carrot mixture in it, then add 2 cups of milk and start stirring and mashing the carrots with the help of a spatula or masher.
  • Cook it for 15 minutes on high flame and keep stirring.
  • After 15 minutes add chopped pistachios 1 tbsp, raisins 1 tbsp, chopped almonds 1 tbsp & chopped cashew 1 tbsp. Now, stir the mixture for brief 2 minutes.
  • When the milk dries, add 1+1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tbsp of butter, stir it continuously for 10 minutes until the mixture is well dissolved and the butter appears at the edge of the pan.
  • Serve it with dry fruit garnish on top.

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  • Always keep stirring the carrot when it’s cooking on the pan to avoid it from sticking at the bottom.
  • We use orange carrot in the recipe, but both red & orange carrot can be used for the recipe.
  • The butter can be substituted with ghee also. 

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10 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 3.9g 20%
  • Cholesterol 18mg 6%
  • Sodium 163mg 7%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 503mg 15%
  • Total Carbohydrate 48.5g 17%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.6g 15%
    • Sugars 40.6g
  • Protein 4g 8%
  • Calcium 11%
  • Iron 3%
  • Vitamin D 18%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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