Gajar ka Haluwa ~ Carrot Sweetdish

Contributed By : Amrita Rai 

Prep Time : 15 mins                                       Cook Time : 20 mins


  • Carrots – 8 long (finely shredded)
  • Clarified Butter/Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 1 cup/or more according to preference
  • Mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios, raisins) – handful chopped (for garnish)
  • Cardamom powder/Elaichi powder – 1.5 tsp


  1. Heat a deep pan/skillet. Add a tablespoon of clarified butter/ghee and let it melt. Add the shredded carrot and saute (approx 15 mins.) on a low flame until the carrot changes color to caramelized color/light brown. Take care not to burn the carrot. The raw smell should also disappear by now.
  2. Add sugar and mix well.
  3. Add Milk and allow to boil until the mixture begins to thicken and carrot turns tender. Mix thoroughly until Milk evaporates completely.
  4. Remove from stove. Garnish with mixed nuts and sprinkle the cardamom powder ( if needed).
  5. Serve Hot with Vanilla Ice-cream.

Serves : 4