How to Make Carrot Halwa- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa is one of the most sought after dessert in India, especially during the winter months. Just give it a try and you’ll have your family coming back for seconds. Carrot halwa is also kid friendly, just grate it finely and let it cook well before you feed it to your baby.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10-15 Minutes 45-50 Minutes


  • 5 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 300 ml whole Milk
  • 6 tbsp Ghee
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • 7 Almonds
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder


Step 1

Wash, peel and finely grate the carrots. Use the smaller holes on your grater for the halwa.

Step 2

Take a heavy-bottom pan and keep it on low flame. Add 2 tsp ghee and tip in the shredded carrot.

Step 3

Fry the carrots for 5 min or so.

Step 4

Now, in a pressure cooker, cook the carrots with about 3/4 cup of milk for 2-3 whistles on a low falme.

Step 5

Remove the cooker of heat and let the pressure subside on its own. Now leave the cooker open and cook the carrot and milk till the milk is reduced completely.

Step 6

Next, add ghee, sugar and cardamom to the carrot mixture.

Step 7

The halwa will get slightly watery after adding the sugar.

Step 8

Cook till the mixture is thick again.

Step 9

You can add powdered nuts if you are going to feed your baby the halwa.

Nutritional Information

Calories 489 Kcal
Proteins 4.7 g
Fat 28.5 g
Carbohydrates 59.1 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Sodium 49 mg
Potassium 168 mg
Tip -For fine cardamom powder, grind it with a little sugar.
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