Winter Special Carrot Dessert Gajar Ka Halwa

Winter Specail Carrot Dessert: Gajar Ka Halwa

Lip-smacking sweets and desserts are an important part of the meal; without them, any meal is incomplete. It is a tradition to serve dessert after the main course, and during ancient times, rich and healthy desserts were served at a royal feast. Whether it is a party, dinner, or feast, sweets always get extra attention but eating so sweet is not good enough because too much sugar, refined flour, and gluten are not good for the human body.

So why not try making sweets with healthy ingredients like a carrot. Yes, you can also make with carrot. In India, a special dessert is prepared during winters, .i.e. Gajar ka Halwa (carrot sweet). It is made with ghee, grated carrot, and milk and garnished with dry fruits. Mughals first introduced Gajar ka halwa, and the word “Halwa” is an Arabic word that means “sweet.”

Winter Special Carrot Sweet: Gajar Ka Halwa
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It is healthy because of its main ingredient carrot, it is highly nutritious and is a good source of beta carotene, fibre, vitamin K1, potassium and antioxidants which helps in weight loss, lowers cholesterol level, improves eye health and also reduces the risk of cancer. Scroll down the gajar ka halwa recipe.

Per serving of gajar halwa contains 386 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 167g
  • Proteins 22g
  • Fat 195g
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 40-45 min
Ready in: 50 min


Ingredients For Gajar Ka Halwa

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  • 2-3 green cardamom pods
  • 2 cups winter carrots, grated
  • 3 cups milk
  • ¼ cups ghee
  • 10-12 cashew nuts, chopped
  • 10-12 almonds, chopped
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of saffron


Gajar Ka Halwa, Green Cardamom
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  1. In a heavy bottom kadhai, add ghee and heat it and now add cardamom, saffron, grated carrot, and milk and Cover it.
  2. Keep stirring in between and cook on low flame until it turns tender.
  3. Take another pan and add ghee, cashew nuts, almonds, and Kesar, sauté until golden brown.
  4. Add this dry fruit mixture into the kadhai and mix well.
  5. Now add sugar and salt and mix properly.
  6. Cook for 4 minutes and switch off the flame.
  7. Transfer it to a serving bowl.

The homemade gajar ka halwa is ready to serve. You can serve it hot or cold. Garnish it with chopped almonds, cashews, and pistachios. Binge this healthy yummy, winter special gajar ka halwa.