gajar halwa recipe in pressure cooker
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5 from 7 votes

pressure cooker carrot halwa

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: north indian, punjabi
Servings: 5
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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)


preparation for gajar halwa

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

making gajar halwa in pressure cooker

  • take the grated carrots in a 2 litre pressure cooker.
  • also add 2 cups full fat milk, ½ cup sugar, 4 tablespoons ghee, 1 tablespoon raisins (kishmish) and sliced or chopped dry fruits. 
  • 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.
  • when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid.
  • 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.
  • when the mixture starts bubbling, then add ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder).
  • 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. 
  • serve gajar halwa hot or warm in the winters.


tips for making gajar halwa
  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.