Gajar(Carrot) ka halwa or gajrela

Gajar ka halwa also known as gajrela or gajorer halwa, is a carrot -based sweet dessert. This dessert is made traditionally in India, mainly on the occasion of Diwali, Holi, Eid-Al-Fitr and Raksha Bandhan.It is served hot in winter. Gajar ka halwa is a very delicious and healthy sweet for parties.


  • 1kg. carrot (peeled and grated)
  • 1lit. milk (double cream)
  • 400ml condensed milk
  • 2 1/2cups sugar or as per taste
  • 3/4 cup ghee
  • 1tsp cardamom powder
  • 8-10 cashew
  • 2tsp pistachio(finely chopped)
  • 8-10 blanched  almond(finely chopped)


cook the grated carrot with milk in a pressure cooker for five minutes or give one whistle with medium flame.

Take a heavy based pan heat ghee add cardamom powder and boiled carrot, sugar, stirring constantly for 8-10 minutes do not leave it alone if left  alone it can stick to the bottom and  burn .

Add condensed milk stirring regularly, cook for 5-7 minutes add blanched almonds.Gajar ka halwa is ready.garnish with cashews and pistachios.

Serve  Hot.


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