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gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker, how to make pressure cooker carrot halwa

gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker – easy and a less time taking recipe of preparing delicious gajar halwa in pressure cooker.

some days back i had made gajar halwa in the pressure cooker. so took pics and thought of sharing the recipe. this method gives a delicious tasting halwa and one that requires less handwork as compared to the traditional slow cooked method of preparing gajar halwa. usually in pressure cooker methods of making gajar halwa, condensed milk or milk powder or khoya is added, but i decided to skip these as not everyone will have condensed milk or milk powder or khoya in their kitchens.

the recipe uses three main ingredients for gajar halwa – fresh juicy carrots, milk and sugar. some dry fruits and a bit of cardamom powder is added for more taste and aroma.

on the blog, i have shared four variations of making gajar halwa recipe:
1. gajar halwa recipe – traditonal slow cooked method of making halwa.
2. vegan carrot halwa recipe – made with almond milk.
3. microwave carrot halwa recipe – a quick method to make gajar halwa in microwave.
4. carrot halwa made with sweetened condensed milk or milkmaid – easy and quicker method to make the halwa.
5. carrot halwa recipe with khoya

there are two parts in this recipe. first is to pressure cook the halwa mixture. then later after pressure cooking the halwa, there is some more cooking that is done till the carrot halwa thickens. this second part of the cooking is also easy. the best part of this pressure cooking method is that there is less hand work while preparing the recipe. this is not a quick recipe, but does take less time to prepare than the traditional method. since this recipe does not require much attention in the first part, so you can cook something else while the halwa is cooking in pressure cooker.

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check carrot barfi, carrot paratha, sooji halwa, moong dal halwa and carrot tomato soup recipe.

gajar halwa in pressure cooker recipe below:

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gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker
prep time
10 mins
cook time
40 mins
total time
50 mins
 

gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker - easy and a less time taking recipe of preparing delicious gajar halwa in pressure cooker.

course: desserts
cuisine: north indian, Punjabi
servings: 5
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 500 grams delhi carrots OR 4 to 4.5 cups grated carrot (gajar)
  • 2 cups full fat milk
  • ½ cup sugar or add as required
  • 4 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 tablespoon raisins (kishmish)
  • 1 tablespoon cashews (kaju) - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon almonds (badam) - sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios (pista) - sliced
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
how to make recipe
preparation for gajar halwa recipe:
  1. first thinly slice or chop 1 tablespoon cashews (kaju), 1 tablespoon almonds (badam) and 1 tablespoon pistachios (pista). 

  2. also powder 4 to 5 green cardamoms and keep aside.

  3. rinse, peel and grate carrots. you will need about 4 to 4.5 cups grated carrot (gajar).

making gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker:
  1. take the grated carrots in a 2 litre pressure cooker.

  2. also add 2 cups full fat milk, ½ cup sugar, 4 tablespoons ghee, 1 tablespoon raisins (kishmish) and sliced or chopped dry fruits. 

  3. mix well and pressure cook the carrot halwa mixture till the pressure builds up in the cooker. so this is when you get the first whistle or about to get the first whistle. takes about 20 to 25 minutes on a low to medium-low flame.

  4. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid.

  5. stir the mixture and keep the cooker on a medium-high to high flame. begin to cook the gajar halwa more, so that it thickens.

  6. when the mixture starts bubbling, then add ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder).

  7. stir at times and let the gajar halwa cook on a medium-high to high flame till the mixture thickens. then switch off the flame. 

  8. serve gajar halwa hot or warm in the winters.

recipe notes

tips for making gajar halwa recipe:

  1. almond milk can be used instead of dairy milk.
  2. soy milk can also be used, but the flavor of soy milk will be there in the gajar halwa.
  3. you can add less or more dry fruits as per your requirements. also your choice of dry fruits can be added. 
  4. recipe can be doubled. use a 4 to 5 litre pressure cooker if doubling the halwa recipe. 
  5. sugar can be added as per your requirements. 


how to make pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe:

1. first thinly slice or chop 1 tablespoon cashews (kaju), 1 tablespoon almonds (badam) and 1 tablespoon pistachios (pista). also powder 4 to 5 green cardamoms and keep aside.

2. rinse and then peel 500 grams carrots OR 4 to 5 delhi carrots.

3. grate the carrots using a hand held grater or food processor. you will need about 4 to 4.5 cups grated carrot (gajar).

4. take the grated carrots in a 2 litre pressure cooker.

5. add 2 cups full fat milk.

6. next add ½ cup sugar or add as required.

7. then add 4 tablespoons ghee.

8. mix very well.

9. add the sliced or chopped dry fruits along with 1 tablespoon raisins (kishmish).

10. mix well. and pressure cook the carrot halwa mixture till the pressure build up in the cooker. so this is when you get the first whistle or about to get the first whistle. takes about 20 to 25 minutes on a low to medium-low flame. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid.

11. stir the mixture and keep the cooker on a medium-high to high flame. begin to cook the gajar halwa more, so that it thickens.

12. when the mixture starts bubbling, then add ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder).

13. stir at times and let the gajar halwa cook on a medium-high to high flame.

14. the liquids will reduce as the gajar halwa gets cooked.

15. when you see the gajar halwa has become glossy and ghee is released from the sides and all the moisture has evaporated and the mixture has thickened, then switch off the flame.

serve gajar halwa hot or warm in the winters. leftovers can be refrigerated.




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This post was last modified on November 24, 2017, 12:14 am

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