Mini gajar halwa pies

"Gajar halwa" a popular sweet prepared in almost all states of India during the Winter,Filled into mini pie crusts and baked

Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 pies
Author indrani


Pie crust

  • Refined flour 2 cups
  • Butter 3/4th cup (around 50 gms) chilled
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • Chilled water 4 to 6 tbsp


  • 500 gms of carrot grated
  • condensed milk 200 gm
  • clarified butter 1/2 cup
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Raisins 1/2 cup
  • chopped dried fruit mix(Almonds ,cashewnuts,pistachios
  • Vanilla¬† / cardamom powder 1 tsp


Making the crust

  1. Pour heaped flour on a plate.
  2. Make a well in the center
  3. Add butter cubes
  4. Mix the  flour with butter till it forms a crumbly mixture
  5. Add chilled water and slowly with your fingers form a firm dough.
  6. Allow the dough to rest covered.

Preparing the filling

  1. fry the grated carrots in ghee,lightly
  2. Add condensed milk and mix.
  3. Add raisins and dry fruits.
  4. Cook till the mixture does not leave the sides of the pan.
  5. Add sugar and mix till the sugar caramelizes and gives a nice color to the halwa.
  6. Allow to cool

Assembling the pie

  1. Make small balls from the dough and flatten to form a thin bread with a rolling pin.
  2. cut small circular disks.
  3. Line the muffin pans with the disks and blind bake for 20 minutes at 200 degrees.
  4. Fill with the mixture cover with another disk and again bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees till the top gets alittle brown.
  5. Cool them at room temperature.
  6. Serve immediately or you can store for 7 days in the refrigerator.