Carrot Barfi

Carrot barfi is similar to carrot halwa. It is made of shredded carrot, milk solids and sugar. It is a favorite home cooked sweet in winter season in north India when red seasonal carrots are available in abundance.


  • Carrot – 1 kg
  • Milk – 500 ml
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Khoya –  1 cup (see mise en place section to prepare at home)
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • Cardamom and nuts as per choice

            Serves – 18 – 20 pieces


  • Wash, peel and grate the carrots
  • Put the grated carrot with 500 ml milk in a thick -bottomed pan, cover and cook on a medium heat
  • Once the carrots are cooked, add sugar and let it cook in the open pan on medium heat till all the milk and water evaporates
  • Now add khoya, mix well (grate the khoya, it will get mixed well)
  • Keep cooking and stirring, till the mixture solidifies, starts to leave side (keep a close at this stage, the mixture can burn or stick to the pan)
  • Add ghee, cardamom powder, nuts and mix well
  • Set in a greased tray
  • Save the skin, tops and scrapes, they can be used to make vegetable stock
  • Put water in the pan after removing the mixture, this water will scrape all the milk solids and oil and can be used to make bread dough

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