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Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa Recipe

How to Make Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa Recipe - A Traditional Indian Halwa made with grated carrots, coconut milk, sugar and nuts. Perfect for any occasion or festival.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 2 cups Grated Carrot packed
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 10 Cashews
  • 5 Sliced Almonds or as needed
  • Pistachios for garnishing optional


  • Wash, peel and grate the carrots and measure it. Keep it aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add and fry the cashews until golden brown color. Take them out of the ghee and set aside.
  • Add the sliced almonds to the same pan and fry until golden brown. Keep them aside.
  • In the same pan, add the grated carrot and saute until the raw smell disappears or for 5 minutes.
  • Keep frying till it shrinks.
  • Add the coconut milk and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Cook over a high flame until the coconut milk evaporates. It may take 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ghee and sugar and mix well. Reduce the flame to medium.
  • Keep stirring till it forms a mass and leaving the sides of the pan.
  • When the halwa leaves the sides of the pan, turn off the flame.
  • This will thicken more as it cools.
  • Add the fried cashews and almonds and mix well.
  • Garnish with pistachios and serve.