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Traditional Gajar ka Halwa with Khoya recipe - A delicious Carrot Halwa recipe with khoya or mawa for the cold wintery days

Gajar ka Halwa with Khoya recipe

Traditional Gajar ka Halwa with Khoya recipe - An amazingly delicious carrot halwa recipe for the cold wintery days.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword indian sweet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 417kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 1 kg red carrot
  • 4-5 green cardamom
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 250 gms khoya / mawa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • almonds, cashew, raisins, pistachio chopped, for garnish


  • Peel and grate the carrots.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, add the grated carrots, green cardamom and milk and cook. Stir often and cook till all the milk has evaporated and the carrot has turned soft.
  • Add the ghee and fry well till it starts leaving the sides of the carrot mixture.
  • Now mix in the sugar and cook till all the sugar has melt.
  • Finally add the khoya / mawa and give it a good stir till all the lumps have disappeared from the khoya and the carrot halwa has attained your desired consistency.
  • Serve warm or cold garnished with almond slivers.



  • Always use red juicy carrots.
  • You can adjust sugar according to your taste and preference. 
  • Ghee can be reduced if you are conscious about your calories.
  • Bring the khoya to room temperature. 
  • Refrigerate for a week. Heat it before serving.