Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa and pal payasam are the first desserts I learnt to  make. Before that, it was just popping a spoonful of sugar into my mouth whenever the sugar craving set in.

Learning this dessert meant getting my fingers cut multiple times, because I never learnt the art of grating the carrot without my hands getting cut in the process. Now years later, I have become smart and I don’t get myself injured while grating  carrots. Its for better things like being careless with hot pans and pots and all.

Well, there will be a day when I will stop being so accident prone. Till then, hoping for  more ‘injury free’ carrot halwa days!


  • Grated Carrots            :    1 1/2 cups (about 3 medium carrots)
  • Milk                                 :     1 cup
  • Sugar                               :     1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder   :     1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Ghee                                :     2 tsp


  1. Put the grated carrots and the milk together in a microwave proof bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for about 15 minutes, stirring once in every 5 minutes, till the carrots are cooked.
  3. You can also cut the carrots into rounds, cook them with milk and pulse (not puree) them once in a mixie once its cool.
  4. Add the sugar and cook for another 5 minutes. Mix once and add ghee and cardamom powder. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes till the liquids are almost dry.
  5. Decorate with chopped nuts and serve hot or cold. Serves 1-2.

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17 responses to “Carrot Halwa

  1. I love the color of this halwa and the pics look so tempting with plantain leaf background. Love it totally!!!

  2. Never realized you are so fond of sweets..:)..carrot halwa in mw is the simplest thing you can do…rather than slogging hrs together..pretty picture

  3. Love the pic Rajini. such an easy version!!!!

  4. i just finished slogging on that carrot Halwa:((…but made nearly wonder if the MW version would have helped.I like the that leaf!!..somehow its a job getting that beauty here…

  5. Looks delicious. I love the colours the green and orange. Love the idea of making it in microwave.

  6. love carrot halwa anyday!

  7. That’s quite a differently shaped and nice spoon in the pic. I like your microwave version of the halwa.

  8. Delicious Halwa, Our Family Favorite!!!!! i too make them in MW, but my DH Loves it when i make it the traditional way on stove-top!!!!

  9. Nice and easy one. Pretty picture

  10. Umm Carrot halwa looks so good!

  11. The halwa looks superb.. the colors compliment each other so well.. It was the first i learnt to make too :)

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  12. PJ

    Liked the presentation,looks so delicious :)

  13. Love the colorful halwa and that spoon too. :)

  14. love the contrast of the super comforting green banana leaf against the orange hue of the Halwa.. almost akin to writing great poetry :) nice halwa..guess this Halwa is the initiation into cooking for most of us here, incl me :)

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  15. Thanks again for your submission to Microwave Easy Cooking March Edition. You have a great eye for photography there!

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