Gajar ka Halwa Without Khoya – How to Make Carrot Halwa Recipe

post modified on January 7

Written by Puja

Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert or sweet dish made with fresh red carrots, milk, ghee, sugar, and some dry fruits.

Gajar ka Halwa Recipe

About Gajar ka Halwa Without Khoya:

Gajar ka Halwa is a rich, delicious, and healthy carrot pudding. Gajar ka halwa is made with a red carrot also called a Dilli carrot, mostly available in winter. Gajar ka Halwa is made using minimal ingredients. This halwa tastes good and is loved by all.

Carrot is rich in beta-carotene, which helps the skin by blocking the UV rays, which are usually active during winter. This is just one of the many reasons for eating Gajar ka Halwa in winter.

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So onto the recipe for this week.

Since it is the first week in the new year, we thought of starting the week with a sweet dish.


So this week’s recipe is Gajar ka Halwa.

Let us get onto the recipe then.

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gajar ka halwa

Gajar ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert or sweet dish made with fresh red carrots, milk, ghee, sugar, and some dry fruits.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Puja


  • 5 cups Tender Juicy Red Carrot grated
  • 5 tbsp Ghee
  • 5 cups Milk full cream milk
  • 7-8 nos Cardamom powdered
  • 10 tbsp Sugar
  • Raisins handful
  • 20-25 nos Whole Cashew
  • 15-20 nos Almond chopped or sliced


  • First of all, rinse, peel and then grate the carrots with a grater.
  • Now add ghee in a heavy bottomed pan or kadhai.
  • Add carrot to it and give it a nice stir.
  • Immediately add milk to it and let this mixture boil on a medium flame.
  • Now keep the flame low and let it simmer stirring in between.
  • Let the grated carrot cook in the milk.
  • Once you see that the milk started reducing and evaporated leaving behind thick khoya.
  • Add sugar to it.
  • Stir well and continue to cook stirring in between, till the sugar is absorbed and halwa becomes dry again.
  • Now it’s time to add cashews, almond, raisins and cardamom powder and give everything a nice mix.
  • You will see that the halwa starts to leave the side of the frying pan.
  • Turn of the gas.
  • You can serve this halwa hot or cold depends on you.


Avoid frying carrot in ghee. It changes their color and makes the halwa black. If you want you can add the ghee later.
Grate the carrots to medium thickness.
Prefer using red carrots to make this halwa. These carrots are available only in winters and you get the real taste of when you use red carrots to make it.


Nutrition Facts
Gajar ka Halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 662mg19%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 18150IU363%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
Calcium 276mg28%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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