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Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa) Recipe

Gajar Ka Halwa made in a pressure cooker without condensed milk. Learn how to make quick and easy carrot halwa in few simple steps. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: carrot halwa, gajar halwa
Servings: 5
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 1 kg Carrot peeled and grated
  • 1 Cup Sugar or as per taste
  • 1/2 Cup Khoya Mawa, roughly crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoon sliced dry fruits


  • Wash, peel and grate the carrots. While grating carrot use the bigger holes of the grater than the smaller ones to have long strands.
  • In a pressure cooker add grated carrots, water and sprinkle sugar on top do not mix.
  • Put on the lid and cook the carrots for one whistle. Turn off the heat. And release the steam from the pressure cooker.
  • Now heat ghee in a heavy bottomed deep pan.
  • Transfer the carrots to the pan. Keep flame on low.
  • Keep on roasting the carrots till all the moisture is evaporated and the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Add cardamom powder and crumbled mawa.
  • Keep on cooking the halwa on low flame stirring frequently for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and garnish with sliced dry fruits.
  • Serve Gajar Ka Halwa warm.



Gajar Ka Halwa can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 – 2 weeks. Simply reheat in the microwave just before serving.


Serving: 100Grams | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.2g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 3.2g