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gajar ka halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe (Carrot Halwa) With Khoya

Making Halwai style gajar ka halwa with khoya and milk. Famous as CarrotHalwa and one of the most popular winter dessert recipe of India and Pakistan.
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Course: Dessert, sweet
Cuisine: Bangladesh, Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: Gajar ka halwa
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 5 Persons
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Hinz


  • 1 kg Carrots Finely Grate
  • 500 ml Milk Full Fat
  • 1 cup White Sugar Granulated
  • ½ cup Khoya
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Almonds Finely sliced
  • 2 tsp Pistachios Finely sliced


  • Grate Carrots.
  • In a pan, add Ghee and heat it up.
  • As the ghee heated add cardamom powder and pop it up.
  • Add grated carrots in pan and saute for few minutes.
  • As the carrots started changing colour add milk in it.
  • Cover for 30 minutes to cook carrots with milk.
  • After 30 minutes, saute carrot and add sugar.
  • Stir again and add khoya and dry fruits.
  • Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes until the ghee separated from carrots.
  • Then dish it out and garnish with dry fruits.



  • Always use red carrots. Peel off the upper skin of carrots and then wash properly with tap water to remove dirt. 
  • Use a hand grater to finely grate the carrots.
  • Make sure to boil grated carrots in milk rather than water.
  • Cook halwa at high temperature until it starts showing ghee on the pan surface.
  • Gajar halwa with khoya gives you a great result in terms of color and taste.
  • Use a thick iron skillet to make the halwa. Avoid steel and Aluminium utensils.
  • Double or triple the quantity if you want to make it in bulk. 


Serving: 100g | Calories: 300kcal