How to make Gajar Halwa - Grated carrots, khoya, sugar, ghee and nuts cooked together to make this delicious Indian sweet dish.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Gajar Halwa

Gajar ka halwa or gajrela is an Indian sweet dish made by cooking grated carrots with ghee, khoya, sugar and nuts. In this recipe we turn a rather time consuming recipe into a quick microwave version which takes just about 15 minutes to cook. My mother makes the most amazing gajar ka halwa and as a kid and it would something I looked forward to at every Sunday lunch.

For more recipes related to Gajar Halwa checkout Carrot Cake, Gajar Aur Khajur Ka Halwa, Gajrela, Carrot Cake . You can also find more Desserts recipes like Chocoholic, Ice Cream Sandwich, Strawberry Banana Apple Sorbet, Suji Kheer.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Gajar Halwa Recipe

  • Carrots 8-10 medium

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Almonds sliced 5-6

  • Cashewnuts 5-6

  • Raisins 10-15

  • Khoya/mawa grated 1 cup

  • Pistachios chopped 5-6 cup


Step 1

Place the grated carrots in a microwave proof bowl.

Step 2

Add ghee and mix. Add green cardamom powder and mix. Cook in the microwave on HIGH for five minutes. Add sugar and mix.

Step 3

Cook in the microwave on HIGH for two minutes Add almonds, cashewnuts, raisins and khoya (keeping aside some khoya for garnish) and mix. Cook in the microwave for two to two and a half minutes.

Step 4

Garnish with the reserved khoya and pistachios and serve hot or cold.