Gajar ka Halwa or Carrot Pudding

 A sweet recipe, popular during festivals or any special occasion. I am sure you never thought Carrots could make such a simple and delicious desert. This is a quick fix desert recipe during festivals, as there are a lot of drop ins and I have met very few people who don’t like Gajar Ka Halwa!! :)
Enjoy and keep sharing the love and good food from Nev’s Kitchen.


  1. 2-3tbsps. Ghee or unsalted butter
  2. 1 tin (300 grams) sweetened condensed milk
  3. 3-4tbsps. Sugar
  4. 1Cup full fat milk
  5. 1kg Carrots grated
  6. ½ Cup Sliced Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios (you may use all these nuts, or a combination) Raisins and Cardamom powder for garnishing

    • In a large thick bottomed, non-stick pan add the ghee. When the ghee melts, add grated carrot and roast for 5-10mins, until carrots soften.
    • Add milk and cook carrots on low heat for another 10-15mins till milk is evaporated. You may cover and cook, but make sure to stir the mixture to avoid sticking or burning. I don’t cover it at this stage, I keep stirring and mixing until milk is evaporated, and the carrots have reduced. 
    • Now add condensed milk. Cook covered for another 10mins till all the milk is absorbed. You may add a few tbsps. of sugar for extra sweetness.
    • Now add the nuts and cardamom powder (if available). Leave some nuts behind for garnishing later.
    • Once the carrots are cooked completely, the milk has evaporated and you have a nice thick, dense, dry carrot pudding take it off the heat.
     Serve hot with vanilla ice-cream or just at it is.