Monday, September 9, 2013

Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa (Lite Version)

Happy Ganesh Chaturdi to All. Hope you all had a fun filled festival this year. Here is a glimpse of our little ganesha. 

On the occasion festival here I'm sharing a sweet delicacy "Gajar Ka Halwa". The specialty of this recipe is it consumes very less time in making & a yummy sweet will be ready soon.

Source : Tarla dalal
Yields : 2 Servings
2 Cup grated carrot
4 Tbs. coconut mik
1/4 Cup water
3 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs khoa/khova (Optional)
2 Tbs. olive butter
1 Tsp. elachi/cardamon powder
1 Tbs. chopped almond
5 Cashew nuts (optional)

-In a pressure cooker add 1 Tbs. butter & to that add carrot. 
- Sauté it on low heat for 5mins. This will help in removing the raw smell of carrot. 
- Now add milk & water to carrots. Pressure cook for one whistle & switch off heat. 
- Allow the pressure to release before opening the cooker. 
- Heat a pan with butter. To that add almonds & cashew nuts to it. 
- Fry them till they change to light brown color. Now remove them on to a plate. 
- Now transfer the carrot mixture to pan along with sugar. Cook on medium heat. 
- Allow halwa to come together. It takes 5 to 7Mins to that. Add cardamon powder to halwa & switch off heat. 
- Now mix the fried nut to halwa. Allow it to cool before serving.

Serve warm along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

1. Adjust the sweet according to your requirement. 
2. Adding khova/Khoa is optional. I didn't use it in my recipe.


  1. thats an delicious and yummy carrot halwa dear :) loving the cute pink ganesha :)

  2. Very authentic dish perfect for this festive occasion. Looks so inviting...

  3. G is a great letter. Loving all the posts today. your halva looks perfectly gooey and delectable

  4. Give me that bowl, love to finish it rite now..Cant resist to those droolworthy halwa.

  5. Interesting addition of coconut milk to carrot halwa. Sounds delicious.

  6. Never heard of adding coconut milk to the carrot halwa! that should have tasted delicious!

  7. Delectable dessert suitable for any ocassion.

  8. yummy and delicious sweet!! and the beautiful written post..


  9. Looking very delicious! Beautiful clicks...