gajar ka halwa with khoya | carrot halwa with khoya

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gajar ka halwa is a popular indian sweet. this is a delicious recipe made with carrots, khoya, ghee, sugar and dry fruits.

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gajar ka halwa with khoya. this is a delicious carrot halwa made with khoya (mawa), carrots, sugar, ghee and dry fruits.

gajar ka halwa recipe

khoya (evaporated milk solids) gives a nice texture and flavor to this carrot halwa. i have used homemade instant khoya for the halwa but you can also use store bought khoya.

gajar ka halwa is made quite often at our place during winters. its the beginning of winters here and its a different fun altogether to eat a hot bowl of carrot halwa at this time of the year. your family will relish this carrot halwa as its very tasty.

gajar halwa is quite a popular dessert in north india. i have already shared five versions of carrot halwa:

  1. pressure cooker carrot halwa (quick method)
  2. gajar ka halwa with milkmaid (made with condensed milk)
  3. carrot halwa (traditional slow cooked method)
  4. vegan carrot pudding (made with almond milk)
  5. microwave gajar halwa (very quick method)

the best part of gajar halwa is that it tastes good whether you serve it warm or chilled. in many indian functions and weddings vanilla ice cream is served along warm gajar halwa as a dessert. we have tasted this combination at a wedding and few restaurants. this combination of halwa with ice-cream tastes delicious.

gajar ka halwa recipe

during winters we get nice red juicy carrots in india. i have used delhi carrots but you can use english carrots also for this sweet dessert. you can grate the carrots with a grater or use a food processor. also you can add your choice of dry fruits.

if you are looking for more halwa varieties then do check:

gajar ka halwa recipe wth khoya, carrot halwa recipe
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gajar ka halwa wth khoya | carrot halwa with khoya

gajar ka halwa is a popular indian sweet. this is a delicious recipe made with carrots, khoya, ghee, sugar and dry fruits.

course desserts, sweets
cuisine north indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 35 minutes
total time 45 minutes
servings 6
rough calories per serving 675 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1.5 kilogram carrots or 9 cups tightly packed grated carrots
  • 6 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter
  • 2 cups khoya or mawa - grated or crumbled (evaporated milk solids) or 400 to 410 grams of khoya
  • 1 to 1.25 cups sugar or add as required
  • 8 to 9 green cardamoms, (choti elaichi) – powdered in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios, chopped or slivered (optional)
  • cup cashews, or add as required
  • cup golden raisins (kishmish) or add as required

how to make recipe

grating carrots

  1. firstly rinse 1.5 kg carrots. then peel them. 

  2. grate the peeled carrots with a hand held grater or a food processor.

  3. place the grated carrots aside.

making gajar ka halwa with khoya

  1. heat 6 tablespoons ghee in a deep bottomed heavy pan or kadai.

  2. add the grated carrots.

  3. mix and stir the carrots very well with the ghee.

  4. on low flame saute the carrots till they turn tender and are cooked. this process will take about 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. keep on stirring often while sauteing the carrots.

  6. once the carrots become tender and are cooked, then add 2 cups of crumbled or grated khoya (mawa or evaporated milk solids). 

  7. mix very well. keep stirring for a minute.

  8. next add 1 to 1.25 cups sugar. depending upon the sweetness in the khoya you can always adjust the amount of sugar. sometimes the khoya is sweet and sometimes not. if the khoya is on the sweeter side then you can add about 1 cup of sugar.

  9. mix very well.

  10. soon the khoya will begin to melt and sugar will also melt and leave water.

  11. then add ⅓ cup of cashews, ⅓ cup golden raisins, 1 tablespoon pistachios (chopped or silvered) and cardamom powder.

  12. mix very well and continue to cook gajar halwa on a low flame stirring often. the carrot halwa will start thickening and reducing. stir often.

  13. the carrot halwa will thicken and leave the edges of the pan. thats the time you switch off the flame. check the taste and add sugar if required.

  14. serve gajar halwa warm or chilled. you can also refrigerate and serve chilled gajar halwa. while serving, garnish with a few dry fruits.

preparation to make carrot halwa with khoya

1. firstly rinse and then peel 1.5 kilo carrots. you can use about 11 to 12 delhi carrots.

gajar ka halwa recipe

2. then grate the carrots with a hand held grater or a food processor. i have used a hand held grater but a food processor will take lesser time and will be more convenient.

gajar ka halwa recipe

3. place the grated carrots aside. in cup measurement, you will get 9 cups of tightly packed grated carrots.

gajar ka halwa recipe

4. measure all the ingredients and keep ready for making the carrot halwa.

gajar ka halwa recipe

making gajar ka halwa with khoya

5. heat 6 tablespoons ghee in a deep bottomed heavy pan or kadai.

gajar ka halwa recipe

6. add the grated carrots.

gajar ka halwa recipe

7. mix and stir the carrots very well with the ghee.

gajar ka halwa recipe

8. on low flame sauté the carrots till they turn tender and are cooked. this process will take about 15 to 20 minutes.

gajar ka halwa recipe

9. keep on stirring often while sauteing the carrots.

gajar ka halwa recipe

10. once the carrots become tender and are cooked, then add 2 cups of crumbled or grated khoya (mawa or evaporated milk solids). i have used homemade instant khoya but you can also use store bought khoya or mawa.

gajar ka halwa recipe

11. mix and stir very well.

gajar ka halwa recipe

12. keep stirring for a minute on low flame.

gajar ka halwa recipe

13. then add 1 to 1.25 cups sugar. you can add sugar as required. depending upon the sweetness in the khoya you can always adjust the amount of sugar. sometimes the khoya is sweet and sometimes not. if the khoya is on the sweeter side then you can add about 1 cup of sugar.

gajar ka halwa recipe

14. mix very well.

gajar ka halwa recipe

15. soon the khoya will begin to melt. the sugar will also melt and leave water.

gajar ka halwa recipe

16. then add ⅓ cup of cashews, ⅓ cup golden raisins, 1 tablespoon pistachios (chopped or slivered) and cardamom powder.

gajar ka halwa recipe

17. mix very well and continue to cook gajar halwa on a low flame stirring often. the carrot halwa will start thickening and reducing. stir often.

gajar ka halwa recipe

18. the carrot halwa will thicken and leave the edges of the pan. thats the time you switch off the flame. check the taste and add sugar if required. take the carrot halwa in a large glass bowl or a steel container. cover and keep aside.

gajar ka halwa recipe

19. then you can serve gajar halwa hot or warm. you can also refrigerate and serve chilled gajar halwa. while serving, garnish with a few dry fruits. for more delicious carrot recipes you can check this collection of 25 recipes made with carrots.

gajar ka halwa recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. If we have to buy khoya from store then how many grams one needs for this recipe?also is this easier than the one where we cook the carrots in milk?

    • Ashwini, it is easier and faster recipe for making carrot halwa. 1 cup tightly packed khoya is 200 grams. So 2 cups will be 400 to 410 grams of khoya.

  2. I tried the recipe and the outcome was really tasty 🙂
    Thanks

    • Welcome Megha. Glad to know that you liked this gajar ka halwa recipe.