Gajar Halwa (Saffron Kesar Flavoured Carrot Pudding)


  • Carrots (gajar), scraped, grated 500 gm
  • Milk, full cream 8 cups / 1½ lt
  • Sugar (or to taste) 8 tbsp / 160 gm
  • Ghee 3/4 cup / 150 gm
  • Green cardamoms (choti elaichi),
  • crushed (seeds only) 6
  • Cashew nuts (kaju), chopped 10
  • Almonds (badam), blanched, chopped 10
  • Saffron (kesar), soaked in 1 tsp hot
  • water or milk a few strands
  • Silver leaf (varq) 1

Cooking Directions

  1. Boil the milk and the carrots together on a low flame, till all the milk is absorbed.
  2. Add the sugar and ghee, sauté till the carrot turns golden red and the ghee separates.
  3. Add the crushed green cardamom seeds, cashew nuts, almonds (keep aside a few dry fruits for the garnish), and saffron, mix well.
  4. Serve hot garnished with the remaining dry fruits and silver leaf.


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