Gajar ka halwa is on the top in the list of Indian desserts. You just ask who’s favourite it is and you will find maximum number of people love it. The dish include to cook grated carrots in milk and this takes around 2 to 3 hours to cook, but here is an instant recipe for gajar ka halwa.

gajarkahalwarecipePreparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 to 6 people

  •  4 cups carrots (grated)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 250g mawa/khoya
  • Sugar (according to taste)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 15 cashew nuts
  • 10 raisins
  • 4 pods of cardamom (finely powdered)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Mix grated carrots, milk and water and pressure cook them for 2 whistles (around 10 minutes). Take it off the stove and let the steam release itself.
  • Meanwhile, heat ghee and fry raisins and cashew nuts in it till they become golden. Do not drain the ghee. Set them aside.
  • Open the pressure cooker and keep it again on low flame to absorb the remaining the milk. Cook the carrot-milk mixture for 10 minutes until the milk get absorbed.
  • Add khoya/mawa to the mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add sugar according to taste and mix well.
  • Finally, add roasted dry fruits along with the ghee. Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well. Do a taste test and turn off the stove. Gajar ka halwa is ready to serve.


  • You can also use condensed milk in place of khoya. No need to add sugar if you are using condensed milk. However, if you like it more sweet, you can use some sugar.

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