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Gajar ka Halwa With Condensed Milk
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Gajar ka Halwa With Condensed Milk is one of my favorite sweet dish which I like to make on regular basis and my family loves it too. This recipe doesn't need any introduction because of its popularity all over India. It is a north Indian sweet dish prepared from grated carrots cooked with sugar, ghee and spices like cardamom.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
  • 4 cups of grated carrots packed
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 100 ml of sweetened condensed milk optional or Mava (optional)
  • Sugar to taste
  • 7 tbsp of ghee
  • A few cashew nuts
  • A few raisins
  • 3 pods of cardamom powdered
  • A few pistachios for garnish
  1. Wash and peel the carrots and grate them or chop with the help of chopper. To save time I used Chopper.
  2. Add the grated carrots and milk to a pressure cooker. Mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles about 7-8 mins. Turn off flame and let the steam release on its own. After that take out the mixture in separate bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins until turn golden and set aside.
  4. Heat some ghee in a wok and pour boiled carrots mixture. Cover and cook it on medium flame about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom, until the carrots turn pale and carrot should have absorbed all the milk till now.
  5. Now add the condensed milk or (mava) and mix well. Let it cook for another 2-3 mins. Adjust the amount of sugar to suit your sweetness level and wait till carrot mixture becomes thick.
  6. Now, add the remaining ghee/clarified butter. After about 9 to 10 minutes the ghee starts getting separate from the halwa. At this stage add cardamom powder, fried nuts and raisins.
  7. Garnish with some chopped pistachios and serve the carrot halwa hot or with some vanilla ice cream.
Recipe Notes

You can add fried edible gum to add crunchiness to the halwa(Edible Gum is a natural edible gum. It provides heat to the body and is usually eaten in cold winter).

You can add grated khoya / mawa to the carrot halwa to make it richer.

You can replace condensed milk fully with sugar to taste but in that case add double cream.

Cool completely and chill if you want to serve it cold or set into a baking tray cut them into pieces like burfi.