microwave carrot halwa recipe, how to make gajar halwa in microwave

carrot halwa in microwave, gajar halwa recipe in microwave

microwave carrot halwa recipe – a quick and instant method of makingcarrot halwa or gajar ka halwa. carrot halwa is a very popular sweet dish specially in north india. it is usually made during winters as thats the season of nice juicy red carrots in india.

best is to use delhi carrots for making carrot halwa. as delhi carrots are soft and juicy. the most troublesome part in making halwa is to grate the carrots. so always choose the soft juicy carrots so that it is easier to grate them.

traditionally carrot halwa takes a lot of time to prepare as often it is made in large quantities. usually the halwa is made with minimum one or two kgs of carrots and it does not get spoiled easily as it is made in winter time. it stays good for about a week in the fridge.

if you want to make carrot halwa on stove top then you also check these recipes:
1. carrot halwa recipe on stove top – made in the traditional way with milk and takes a good amount of time.
2. vegan carrot halwa recipe – made with almond milk
3. carrot halwa made with sweetened condensed milk or milkmaid – easy and quicker method to make the halwa.

microwave carrot halwa recipe

this carrot halwa recipe takes very less time to cook in microwave. the cooking time in the microwave is approx 10 to 11 minutes. whilst cooking the halwa in a microwave, please use a deep microwave safe glass bowl, so that the halwa mixture does not spill out.

i generally make the halwa on stove top. only in rare cases, when i want to have the halwa quickly then i follow this microwave recipe.

carrot halwa in microwave, gajar halwa recipe in microwave

if you are looking for more halwa recipes then do check rava sheeralauki halwa, banana halwa, atte ka halwa, beetroot halwa and apple halwa.

microwave carrot halwa or gajar halwa recipe below:

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microwave carrot halwa recipe
microwave carrot halwa recipe - quick method of making carrot halwa in microwave.
RECIPE TYPE: desserts
CUISINE: indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cup grated carrots/gajar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 5 to 6 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup fresh khoya ( also known as mawa in Hindi and evaporated milk in english ) * check notes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp almond, pistachios or cashew slices
  • 2 tbsp cream (optional)
  1. take ghee in a microwave safe bowl or microwave cooker.
  2. add the grated carrots and microwave on high power for 2 and a half minutes.
  3. add milk, sugar, khoya, cream, cardamom powder. microwave for 8 to 9 minutes on high power.
  4. allow a standing time of 5 minutes.
  5. garnish carrot halwa with slices of almond, pista and cashew nuts.
  6. you can either serve carrot halwa hot or cold.
* you can add overall 2 cups of milk as a substitute for khoya or evaporate milk.

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  1. Simmi says

    thanks for your reply dear.
    So if I have to make this halwa in microwave without khoya/ condensed milk how much milk I am using ?
    Your recipe mentions to use khoya 1/2 cup and milk 1/2 cup as ingredients so I am getting confused.

    Looking forward to hear from you soon and all the best !

  2. Simmi says

    Hello Dassana
    will definitely try this easy and yummy recipe.
    I have 2 questions for you. I live in Canada and here we get evaporated milk in liquid form in cans are you referring to use that evaporated milk or fresh khoya (dry form)?
    also when you said to use 2 cups milk overall; is it including 1/2 cup milk, in other words we can subsitute 1/2 cup khoya with 1 and 1/2 cup milk please correct me if I am wrong, thanks

    • says

      you can use either one of them. no, it does not include the 1/2 cup milk. its just 2 cups milk overall. you can add 1 cup of milk if you want to add along with 1/2 cup khoya or the liquid evaporated milk. 1.5 cups might become too much.


    Yummy in taste, superfast in cooking thanks for the recipe. Picture version looks so real feels like relishing them as they are.

  4. says

    Halwa looks yummy dassana.As always ur very clear in the instructions and super pics.ON the instructions instead of power u misspelt as powder .

    • says

      you can and it is delicious. i make in microwave at times. but just remember to use a deep bowl so that the mixture does not spill out. add raisins towards the end.

  5. LAKSHMI says

    Hi , I tried Carrot halwa by following the Lauki Ka halwa step by step instructions and it turned out really Yummy and lip smacking :):)
    Though I could have used the microwave I wanted to prepare it on the stove :):)

    Thank you Dasanna.

    • says

      yes….. you can make gajar halwa withour adding mawa in it. at home, when we make carrot halwa we cook the grated carrots in milk and we do not add any mawa in it.