1. Wash,peel the skin and grate carrot using food processor or by hand grater.
  2. Add about 1 tbsp of ghee in a wide thick pan or kadai. Roast nuts.When they are golden brown in color,remove and keep aside.
  3. To the same pan add grated carrot and saute for abt 5 mins.Carrot will turn slightly pale in color..
  4. Now add milk and cook uncovered on medium flame.Let the carrot cook in milk .Stir once in a while.Continue the process till the carrot drinks almost all milk. This will take almost 30-40 mins.
  5. When the mixture is almost dry ,add sugar and mix well. You can observe that carrot mixture again liquefies and changes in color.
  6. Stir at regular intervals and cook till sugar dries up and mixture turns thick .This may take about 10 mins.If you are adding khoya / khova ,add at this stage .
  7. Now add remaining ghee .You will observe that the halwa will get a nice glaze after the addition of ghee.
  8. Add cardamom powder, roasted dry fruits and mix well.Continue to cook till the carrot halwa acquires desired consistency ie the halwa when turned forms a single mass .
  9. Switch off the flame and serve hot /at room temp or chilled .Remains fresh for abt a week if refrigerated in a container.
Recipe Notes


  1. Milkmaid / condensed milk can also be used .If using that, then reduce the quantity of sugar .
  2. You can also add khova / khoya to make it more rich.
  3. To quicken up the process,you can pressure cook carrots with milk. Later the procedure is same.
  4. You can serve warm carrot halwa with vanilla ice cream too. I personally dont like it but every 1 else does.Its like hot combo.
  5. I like to add a pinch of citric acid to my carrot halwa . It gives a nice tangy taste to the bland carrot.You can omit it.

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