Gajar Halwa

Gajar Halwa in winters is bliss and a must in every Punjabi’s house. I’m no less in this case my dadi maa and maa always pampered us (three sisters) with all these delicious sweet dishes. And everything I cook today is an influence of, what I have grown up seeing, both of them cooking in the kitchen for the family.


  • 1 Kg Carrots (Grated)
  • 1.5 Liters Full Cream Milk
  • 4 Tbsp Ghee
  • 10 Tsp Sugar (As Per Taste)
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Saffron – Few Strands
  • Dry Fruits – Of Your Choice (You Can Also Use Ghee Roasted Nuts as Well but I Use as It Is)
  • 100 gms Khoya (Grated)


Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

  1. In a heavy bottom kadai boil full cream milk. Now add grated carrot and cardamom powder to milk and wait for few quick boils for 5-10 mins, while you keep stirring. Now let it simmer on medium flame.
  2. Now after 20 mins approx. when the milk is reduced to 60-65% add sugar to the mix.
  3. Add your dry fruits and saffron strands to it and give it a mix.
  4. Now when you see the milk is almost absorbed add ghee to it and let it simmer more.
  5. You have to cook it now on medium-low flame till milk is completely absorbed and ghee starts appearing on the sides.
  6. Now add grated khoya, give it a mix, let it on the flame for 3-4 mins on low flame. And you are done.
  7. Garnish it with nuts and serve it hot.