Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa) is a creamy fudge made from fresh carrots, condensed milk and an array of exotic spices.
Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

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Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa) is my recipe of the day with Spring Sweets Week. This is an annual event held by prominent food bloggers in association with various businesses who provide samples of the ingredients to bake with.

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Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Today I am sharing a recipe for Carrot Halwa, also called Gajar Halwa. Halwa is a type of Indian dessert fudge that can be made with a number of ingredients. In this version, the focus is on carrots. I’ve been a huge fan of this dessert since first trying it on an Indian buffet in Sharonville, Ohio some years back.

(Sadly, that restaurant is no longer in business. But they did inspire me to make my own version, so theirs lives on in a sense.)

This recipe also includes sweetened condensed milk, coconut water, and a variety of spices besides carrots. Also, throw in some raisins and cashews for texture and taste. The flavor is exotic and perfectly sweet. It is the perfect finishing touch for any type of meal including  curry.

My halwa is made with carrots from Melissa’s Produce, of course. They are one of the event sponsors and you can enter to win a fruit basket from them further down the page.

Fresh Carrots

One of the flavorings in the halwa is from Taylor and Colledge, using their organic vanilla bean paste. As another event sponsor, they will be offering a prize of pastes as well to use in your own baking.

Taylor and Colledge vanilla

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Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

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Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Sue Lau
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5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8
Calories 328 kcal


Halwa Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh carrots finely grated
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup coconut water sweetened
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • pinch saffron
  • 14 ounces canned sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or jaggery

Finishing Spices and Flavors:

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Combine carrots and butter in a large saucepan and cook until slightly soft.
  • Add remaining ingredients for the halwa and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.
  • You'll stir less at first and just about constantly towards the end.
  • Once thickened, stir in the cardamom, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Cool down, the chill before serving.
  • Sprinkle with additional raisins, coconut and/or toasted cashews as a garnish if you like.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 532mgFiber: 3gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 9780IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fresh carrot desserts, Indian recipes
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Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Spring Sweets Week

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2023 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks! The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and we are celebrating the beginning of spring with plenty of spring sweets and a fun giveaway!

This year 20 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring. So get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, jams, and even a few beverages!

Thank you to our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors that are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you to Melissa’s Produce, Anolon, Taylor and Colledge, and Selefina Spices for your generosity and support. We have an incredible giveaway with four amazing prizes and would love it if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win!

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Prize #1:  A Fresh and Dried Organics Basket from Melissa’s Produce.

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One winner will enjoy an abundance of fruit with Melissa’s Fresh and Dried Organics Basket. This hand-woven basket holds a delicious combination of fresh and dried Organic fruits and is carefully wrapped with cellophane and finished with a colorful ribbon. Melissa’s Produce has everything from common apples and bananas to exotic passion fruit and kumquats.

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One winner will enjoy a $30 gift certificate to buy all their favorite spices for cooking and baking! Selefina Spices sells an assortment of spices gathered using dedication and care with which we’ve curated their online tea collection. With our decades of experience sourcing products and establishing global connections their mission is to be able to bring you fresher, higher-quality spices and seasonings at lower prices.

Prize #3:  A selection of 4 extract pastes from Taylor and Colledge.

Five tubes of extract pastes

One winner will receive a selection of extracts to include almond, lemon, organic vanilla bean, and lavender. In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unsurpassed quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla.

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