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November 11, 2017

Carrot Halwa With Khoya In Pressure Cooker–Gajar Ka Halwa With Khoya

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Gajar ka halwa with khoya
Yesterday I prepared carrot halwa with khoya in pressure cooker (Gajar Ka Halwa With Khoya) without using milk/condensed milk for the first time. I made it for my Thursday Guru Pooja prasad. It came out very well. As I made in pressure cooker, I made it very quickly and easily. Carrot halwa is my favorite dessert in restaurant. 

My Lunch buffet in restaurants would be incomplete without tasting hot carrot halwa with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream. Its a divine combo. Long back I had shared carrot halwa (Gajar halwa in Hindi) recipe without khoya in pressure cooker. In that recipe, I used milk to cook carrot. But here I made it without milk as we are adding khoya in it. I used water instead of milk. So the color of my halwa came out bright in color.It tasted like the one we get in sweet shops and hotels. I was very happy with the results. You too give this recipe a try and share your feedback with me. 

I have also shared some tips and variations in the method with step by step pictures section for better understanding. Hope beginners would try this carrot halwa recipe and make it easily. So, lets see how to make Carrot halwa/Gajar ka halwa with khoya in a pressure cooker.
Carrot halwa with khoya in pressure cooker
Also check out my easy beetroot halwa in a pressure cooker which is a super hit recipe in this website. If you want make carrot halwa in a kadai instead of cooker, you can looks at THIS RECIPE.

Carrot halwa with khoya in pressure cooker - Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe

Carrot halwa with khoya in pressure cooker - Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe

How to make carrot halwa with khoya / Gajar halwa with khoya in pressure cooker

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • Grated carrot - 2 cups ( I used 4 medium sized carrots)
  • Sugar - 1/3 cup (Granulated crystal sugar)
  • Grated or crumbled khoya - 1/3 cup  ( I used milky mist brand)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 5 tbsp ( You can also use boiled milk)
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cashews - Few


  1. Crumble or grate khoya, set aside. 
  2. Wash,peel skin and grate carrot in big holed grater.
  3. Heat ghee in pressure cooker base and roast cashews. Saute carrot till raw smell goes off.
  4. Add water and cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Carrot cook well and becomes soft.
  5. Add sugar and mix till halwa starts to leaves the sides. Add khoya,cardamom powder. Switch off the flame immediately.
  6. Mix well till Khoya combines with carrot. Remove and let it cool down.
  7. Halwa becomes non-sticky when it becomes warm. Serve warm & enjoy with ice cream. 


  • Grate or crumble khoya. Set aside. Wash and peel the skin of carrot. Grate it using a big holed grater. Keep it aside.
    carrot halwa with khoya
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker base.Roast cashews till golden. Add grated carrot and saute well for 5 to 7 minutes in medium flame till raw smell vanishes completely. Carrot turns pale orange in color. If you don’t saute properly, halwa smells raw.
    carrot halwa with khoya
  • Add water(If you want dark colored halwa) Or milk and pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Remove the lid after steam is released completely. Carrot becomes soft and cook well. If you find any moisture content or water in the cooked carrot, saute well in high flame till it becomes dry.
    carrot halwa with khoya
  • Add sugar and mix in medium flame.Sugar melts and halwa becomes watery. Keep mixing in medium flame till halwa starts to become slightly thick and leave the sides of cooker. Do not wait for it to become too thick.
    carrot halwa with khoya
  • Lower the flame completely. Add cardamom powder, crumbled khoya. Mix well and Switch off the flame immediately. Mix till khoya spreads with carrot in off fire. Heat of the carrot is sufficient to partially melt & mix the khoya. No need to mix till khoya melts completely.
  • Khoya should be visible here and there just like the ones served in hotels & sweet shops. Halwa may look sticky when its hot. But when it turns warm, it becomes non-sticky and comes to right texture. You can reheat in microwave oven for 1 minute in high power and serve hot if you like OR enjoy it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
    carrot halwa with khoya
  • This halwa stays good for one day without refrigeration and up to 3 days with refrigeration. If you refrigerate the halwa, you can reheat it at the time of serving.

    Enjoy !


  • If you want carrot to be visible in the halwa,you must use a grater with big sized holes.
  • Carrot halwa smells raw if you don’t saute it well. By the time you saute, carrot gets half cooked.
  • Pressure cooking helps carrot to cook quickly. I added little water to cook carrot as I wanted bright colored halwa. Adding milk makes the halwa pale orange in color.
  • As we are adding khoya,there is no need to add milk for cooking carrot. But cooking in milk makes the halwa more rich.
  • Do not add more khoya than the mentioned quantity. It makes the halwa sticky.  
  • Do not add less sugar. It makes the halwa smell raw. Do not stir the halwa for long time after adding sugar. Sugar caramelizes and halwa becomes chewy.

Try this easy, yummy Carrot halwa with khoya and enjoy with ice cream!
carrot halwa with khoya

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