gajar ka halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa With Khoya

Make easy Gajar ka halwa with khoya in just 55 minutes with khoya. Gajar ka halwa is delicious and famouse dish in pakistan.

Gajar ka halwa is not too heavy with ghee and khoya and has a perfect combination. This recipe is for 1 kg so you can easily double or triple the recipe. If you make halwa with milk, the cooking time is very long. So to reduce cooking time, I’m using khoya in this recipe. And this is the same method used by restaurants. You might also like my “Kashmiri Chai”

gajar halwa

Gajar ka halwa with khoya

Serve it warm halwa topped with fresh nut and more khoya. ( In pictorial, I made double of this recipe, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.)
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 10
Calories 457 kcal


  • 1 kg carrot peeled and grated
  • ¾ cup ghee (clarified butter) (see notes)
  • ¾ teasp cardamom powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾-1 cup sugar less or more to taste
  • cup khoya crumbled (250 grams)
  • 2-3 tbsp raisin
  • ¼ cup mixed nuts for garnishing; almond, pistachio, cashew


  • Melt ghee in a thick bottomed wok and add cardamom powder.
  • Then add grated carrot. Cover and cook for 7 minutes on medium high heat till carrots are soft.
  • Remove lid, cook for 15-20 minutes to burn excess water, stirring in between.
  • Now, add sugar and milk. The sugar will melt and get watery. Dry all water by cooking for 10 minutes. Keep stirring.
  • Then add half khoya and cook further for 7-10 minutes. When you see ghee separates profusely from sides of pan. Add dry fruits, nuts and remaining khoya.
  • Cover lid and let it simmer on low flame for 5 minutes. Gajar halwa is ready.


    • Carrots: The most important tip for making the best gajar ka halwa is to use red (not orange) and juicy.
    • Sugar: Carrots vary from region to region so adjust sugar if required.
  • Khoya: is simply solid crumbled milk made by evaporating milk until almost solid. You can find the recipe of khoya on Spice up the curry blog. I used store-bought khoya, also spelled as khoa and khova. You can easily get it from any Indian/ Pakistani Sweetshop.) Instead of khoya, you can use 3 cup milk powder.
  • Ghee: You can reduce ghee up to ½ cup. I have made gajar halwa with vegetable oil too. Taste differs a lot but you can use it. You can also use unsalted butter instead of ghee.
Keyword Gajar ka Halwa, Halwa

Gajar ka halwa

If you try this gajar halwa recipe, I’d LOVE to hear your feedback in the comments.

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