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Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa) Recipe

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)


Sweet carrot halwa (gajar ka halwa) with raisins, cardamom, and pistachios is a delicious dessert for Diwali.


  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed oil
  • 2 pounds carrots, grated
  • 1 ½ quarts whole milk
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • 8 tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add carrots. Cook and stir briefly, about 3 minutes. Pour in milk and increase heat; bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  2. Bring carrot-milk mixture back to a boil. Add sugar, raisins, cardamom, and saffron. Cook and stir until mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Ladle carrot halwa into 8 individual serving dishes. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon pistachios. Serve warm or chill before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 458.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 18 %
carbohydrates: 26 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 18 %
fat: 21 %
saturated fat: 21 %
cholesterol: 6 %
vitamin a iu: 384 %
niacin equivalents: 34 %
vitamin b6: 24 %
vitamin c: 12 %
folate: 9 %
calcium: 26 %
iron: 6 %
magnesium: 16 %
potassium: 22 %
sodium: 8 %
thiamin: 26 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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