Gajar ka Halwa – Old fashioned way

Having seen so many versions of Gajar halwa/ Carrot Pudding, my family still swears by the old version of slow cooked halwa in milk 🙂


Preparation time– 30 min

Cooking time– 3 hrs


Carrot- 2 kg

Milk – 2 ltr

Ghee- 1-2 cups

Sugar- 1 ½ cup


Wash, peel and grate the carrots leaving the middle part .  Heat milk in heavy bottom kadhai, add grated carrot and let it simmer with occasional stirring (so as to avoid it sticking at the bottom) for 45- 60 minutes. Milk will start taking color of carrots. After 1 hr, continue to simmer on low flame but now stir in every 10 minutes. After 75- 80 minutes milk would have reduced to 1/3, start stirring in every 5 minutes.  Add ghee at this stage and continue stirring. Allow the ghee to be absorbed, after 15- 20 minutes the mixture will start leaving the sides and become a bit hard in stirring. At this stage add sugar, mix well and allow it to cook , at this stage halwa is almost ready. Allow the sugar water to be absorbed/ evaporated and if you want chocolate like falvour continue stirring for next 15- 20 minutes till it takes deep red / mehroon  color. Garnish it with grounded cardamom seed powder and chopped almonds.


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4 thoughts on “Gajar ka Halwa – Old fashioned way

  1. wireCult March 26, 2014 at 3:23 pm Reply

    Ditto for our family. This good old way of cooking gaajar-ka-halwa has an unparalleled taste.

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  2. richa0112 March 27, 2014 at 6:40 am Reply

    So happy to hear that, quick versions have benefits but old versions are usually best 🙂


  3. Cteavin June 25, 2014 at 5:35 am Reply

    Ghee is love. 🙂
    Looks amazing.


    • richa0112 June 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm Reply

      Thanks. Ghee, butter all are just pure bliss 🙂


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