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gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker

gajar halwa can be easily made in a pressure cooker. this is an easy and a less time taking recipe of preparing delicious gajar halwa in a pressure cooker.

5 from 7 votes
total time:
50minutes

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

gajar halwa in pressure cooker recipe

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 5 more variations of making gajar halwa recipe

  1. carrot halwa recipe – traditonal slow cooked method of making halwa.
  2. vegan carrot halwa – made with almond milk.
  3. microwave carrot halwa – a quick method to make gajar halwa in microwave.
  4. carrot halwa with milkmaid – easy and quicker method to make the halwa.
  5. carrot halwa with khoya – addition of khoya gives a nice texture and flavor to this carrot halwa.

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 recipe in pressure cooker
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gajar halwa in cooker

gajar halwa can be easily made in a pressure cooker. this is an easy and a less time taking recipe of preparing delicious gajar halwa in a pressure cooker.
course desserts
cuisine north indian, punjabi
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 40 minutes
total time 50 minutes
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 gajar halwa in cooker

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. 

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how to make pressure cooker carrot halwa

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.

dry fruits to make pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

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

carrots to make pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

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

carrots to make pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

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

carrots for making pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

5. add 2 cups full fat milk.

milk for making pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

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

sugar for preparing pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

7. then add 4 tablespoons ghee.

ghee for preparing pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

8. mix very well.

preparing pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

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

preparing pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

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.

making gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker

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.

making pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

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

making pressure cooker carrot halwa recipe

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

making gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker

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

making gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker

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.

making gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker

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

gajar halwa in pressure cooker


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30 comments/reviews

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe I and my kids love this so much thank you thank you thank you

    • most welcome baseera and thanks a lot for sharing this sweet comment.

  2. Tried this today. Turned out to be really great and quick. Thanks a lot for sharing such recipes

    • Welcome Radhika

  3. I tried this for a Diwali get together at my place this year. Turned out Great ! I followed the recipe as is for the most part. I added about 1-1.5 cups of condensed milk after pressure cooking and adjusted sugar according to our tastes. It was rich but not too rich 🙂

    • Thanks Ashta for sharing this positive feedback on carrot halwa recipe. glad to know that you liked it.

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