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March 26, 2013

Carrot Halwa Recipe In Pressure Cooker - Gajar Halwa in Pressure cooker - How To Make Carrot Halwa

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Carrot halwa | Gajar ka halwa is the easiest and delicious sweet recipe that can be made jiffy. The best thing about this sweet is it takes very less ghee unlike other halwa recipes. I made this for my daughter’s birthday. This is one of her favourite sweets.

We love to have this dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Usually carrot halwa is prepared with khoya or condensed milk (milk maid). But I made it in a very simple way with milk and sugar using a pressure cooker. I followed my cookbook recipe for the preparation and it came out very well. If  you want, you can cook the carrots in milk in low flame in an open pan which gives more taste. As I wanted to make it quick I followed the pressure cooker version. 

For more rich taste , a paste of almonds and cashews can be added at the end..Try this easy version , you’ll love it for sure.
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 1 cup - 250ml
  • Grated carrots – 2 cups (levelled)
  • Milk – 1/3 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Cashews – few
  • Elachi – 3 nos powdered
  • Wash and grate carrots using a big size grater and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker base and roast the cashews till golden brown. Remove the cashews alone leaving ghee in the pan. Now add the grated carrots and saute till the raw smell of carrot emanates. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Carrots will turn slightly pale orange in color.
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  • Then add the milk and pressure cook in high flame for 2-3 whistles. Do not worry  that the milk is less. Its enough to cook the carrots. Remove the lid after the steam is released. There will be no milk or very less milk in the cooked carrot. No problem. 
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  • Now add the sugar and mix well till sugar dissolves. Mixture will become liquid. Keep stirring in medium flame. When it starts to thicke,  add the elachi powder and mix well. The halwa thickens and it starts to leave the sides of the cooker. 
  • Now add the remaining 1 tbsp of ghee & roasted cashews, mix for a minute and serve. Make sure the mixture has some moisture, do not make it dry else it will become very thick and dry after it cools down..
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It tastes the best when served warm with ice cream !!

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Indian Khana said...

Looks yum ...I am sure little princess must have enjoyed this

Unknown said...

Am speechless!!! looks super delicious... wow i am so drooling!!
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Unknown said...

our favourite dessert..looks divine with icecream

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Wonderful combo with vanilla ice cream, wish raksha a wonderful birthday. nice clicks

Vimitha Durai said...

I love love this. super yummy
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Anonymous said...

The pressure-cooking method of making gajar ka halwa is totally new to me; I always made it the traditional way in pan reducing the milk.

But if this method helps less stirring, less hand pain, and less standing, less boredom ... ah, bliss!

Akila said...

Delicious halwa n you have done justice to it
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Chitra said...

Yes this method surely helps u in all these :) Do try sometime :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Tempting .... Delicious...

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tips chitra
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Very useful post

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy chitra !! First time here and you have a lovely blog :)

Mahi said...

Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday! Halwa looks delicious!

Swathi said...

Delicious carrot halwa, bleated birthday wishes to your princes.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Belated b'day wishes to Rakhsha.Halwa looks yummyculous.Love to try ice cream halwa combo.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

OMG ! One of my most favy dessert... Love to taste it with icecream ever and convey my wishes too... :)

Raks said...

Looks superb! With ice cream its very tempting!

Poornima Nair said...

An all time favorite! Looks delicious!!

Priya Suresh said...

My birthday wishes to ur lil darling, icecream and halwa both makes me droollllllll..

Prema said...

delicious version bookmarked!!! said...

yummy bowl of carrot

divyagcp said...

Delicious Halwa.. Love the combo of halwa and icecream..

Uthra said...

Thanks for the recipe. Tried it today. Though the texture was not as appealing as yours it tasted good:)

Chitra said...

Thanks for trying Uthra :) Next time when u make please remove it when there is little moisture. So after it cools down, u will get the same texture as in the picture :)