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Friday, October 3, 2014

Gajar Ka Halwa-Easy Carrot Halwa Recipe in pressure cooker

Carrot halwa or gajar ka halwa is one of the post popular Indian dessert. I have prepared it in an easier method using the pressure cooker without khoya. Even beginners can try this fool proof recipe with confidence. Today we will learn how to make carrot halwa-gajar halwa following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

gajar halwa-easy carrot halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa-Carrot Halwa Recipe in pressure cooker

Gajar Ka Halwa-Carrot Halwa Recipe

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 25 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryIndian Dessert
 Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Grated carrots -2 cups
   Milk -3/4 cup
   Sugar -1/4 cup
   Ghee - 2 1/2- 3 tbsp
   Cashew nuts -10
   Raisins -2 tbsp
   Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp


Wash, peel the skin and grate carrots finely. (use the small hole for grating)

Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of ghee and fry the raisins on low heat until they puff up. Remove and keep it aside. In the same pan, fry cashew nuts until golden brown.Remove from pan.

preparation for carrot halwa

If required, add another tsp of ghee and fry the grated carrots on low flame stirring continuously for 3-4 minutes.


Add milk to the carrots and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

frying grated carrot

Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and cook on high flame stirring continuously until all the milk evaporates.

gajar ka halwa in pressure cooker

Once the milk dries up, add sugar and continue to cook on medium flame until the mixture is thick.

Add a tbsp of ghee and cook for a further 3-4 minutes stirring continuously until the mixture thickens.

how to make carrot halwa

If using, you can add little grated unsweetened khoya at this stage and cook for few more seconds. I did not add.

Add cashew nuts, raisins, cardamom powder, mix well and cook for another 2-3 seconds.

easy carrot halwa recipe

Serve this delicious gajar ka halwa hot or warm. I did the whole process in my small pressure cooker.

If you love halwa, then do not miss my delicious Beetroot Halwa Recipe, Easy Wheat halwa recipe and Badam Halwa (almond halwa).

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  1. Nice one padhu.I am following your blog for quite some time,all the recipes are excellent..keep rocking.

  2. Carrots are healthy hence my sister tries to feed her kiddu's the most and she uses the same method. Thanks for reminding my sissy halwa...
    Nice presentation Padhu

  3. Hi padhu, thank you so much for your recipe blogs. All recipes are coming well. I am learning cooking from your blogs only. Great work!!!!

  4. I tried your carrot halwa today ,it came out delicious ,My whole family liked it ,Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  5. Awesome. 😘😘😘.. Your recipe s so good . I being a new entrant in the kitchen could cook it really very well. Thanks a ton padhus

  6. Padhuskitchen...my first choice..so simple presentation,, givs confidence even to the beginners in kitchen. Good work...keep going padhus...

  7. Wowwww I try this & its yummy & more than time saving keep it up dear

  8. Lovely recepie padhu. Really very helpful and easy to make .... Thank u . looking forward to more of ur recepies..

  9. i ve been married fr 2 yrs now...i learned mosr of my cooking from ur blog because its so easy your recipes..thank you keep rocking

  10. Hmmmm.i like ur cooking recepies..it is in easy manner and very taste also.nice

  11. Hi padhu,,whenever I want to cook something new I refer your blog first.Thanks for the recepies

  12. Hi, padhu, I follow your carrot halwa receipe in pressure cooker very useful, and good

  13. Excellent recipes... Goodies to u for ur sharing...

  14. Hi padhu...this receipe will help me sooo much to prepare a delicious carrot halwa

  15. Superb recipe!!! I tried for the first time and it came out grrrt

  16. Hey padhu!!
    Thanks alot for the recipe.
    Lip smacking carrot halwa. I tried for the first time and it came out well.

  17. I tried yesterday it was very nice thank you very much for the recipe

  18. I always come back to this post before i make halw and it turns out great every time...thanks .

  19. Love your blog. All the recipes have turned out great and I keep coming back for more. The measurements especially are foolproof. ��

  20. Hi Padhu Mam ur recipes are simply super I use watch out ur blog daily ...... really nice to follow

  21. Hi. If carrots become soft and it's difficult to grate them in that case how to make halwa?

    1. Use fresh and firm carrots for making carrot halwa.

  22. Today I tried it n it cme out really well. Tnk u

  23. Very nice...
    I've tried your presure cooker vanilla cake and it was a great success..... Going to try this one too

  24. Thanks for this recipe, turned out yum.

  25. Thanks. Your blog is my permanent reference page to cook new sweet dishes for my family and surprise my kids. All credit to you. Once again thanks. Keep up the work. You are doing great.


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