Gajar Ka Halwa- Pressure Cooker Method 

Carrot halwa or gajar ka halwa is one of my favourite among all the  Indian desserts. It is a light nutritious dessert with less fat (a minimum of 10.03% and an average of 12.19%) than many other typical South Asian desserts.Generally it is made by placing grated carrot in a pot containing a specific amount of water, milk and sugar and then cooking while stirring regularly. Long method right?

But my moms recipe is a hit at home, easy to make and very tasty too. So I tried making it in the similar manner using a pressure cooker.

Here is the full recipe: 


Carrots -1/2 kg peeled and grated 

Milk – 1 cup

Salt- one pinch 

Sugar -1/2 cup sugar

Ghee -2 tbsp

Cashew nuts – 10 in numbers 

Raisins -2 tbsp

Almonds-2 tbsp grated

Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp 

Khoya: 1/2 cup


Wash and peel the skin and grate carrots finely.

Take the pressure cooker, add carrot, a pinch of  salt and milk. Pressure cook for 4 whistles. 

In another small pan, Heat 1 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. This ghee can be used later on for halwa.

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

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

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

Add fried cashew nuts, raisins, add cardamom powder, mix well and cook for few more seconds.

Serve this delicious gajar ka halwa hot or cold. It can be stored for a week or more. 

If you like my version of Gajar ka halwa. Do like it and comment below. 

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