Carrot Halwa (Gajar Ka Halwa)

So I know a lot of cakes and puddings can be made quickly in the microwave but there aren’t many Indian desserts that are easy to cook up using the microwave. I learnt this recipe from a friend and it has always come in handy when my family and friends have Indian sweet cravings. You can make Carrot Halwa in a mug and takes hardly 10 mins!

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Ka Halwa)


Prep time:  5 mins

Cook time:  5 min

Total time:  10 mins

Serves: 1


  • 1 full cup grated carrot (Do not squeeze out the water)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp condensed milk
  • Ghee (for coating the inside of the mug)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp Chopped almonds or pistachios


  1. Coat the inner wall of the mug with a good amount of ghee.
  2. Add grated carrots and microwave for 2 minutes.
  3. Add condensed milk and powdered cardamom to the carrot and give it a stir. Cook in the microwave again for 3 minutes.
  4. Garnish with lots of almonds and pistachios. Serve hot or cold.