Carrot Halwa | How to make Carrot Halwa

By Shiba Nair  |  21st May 2016  |  
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About Carrot Halwa Recipe

I call this instant carrot halwa as this can be made within minutes using your pressure cooker.

Carrot Halwa

Ingredients to make Carrot Halwa

  • Shredded carrots 20 oz (284 grams)
  • Whole milk 1/2 cup
  • sugar 1-2 cups
  • Khoya/mawa milk powder 1-2 cups (I used mawa milk powder)
  • cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
  • raisins 10
  • cashews 15
  • Ghee 3 tbsp plus 1 tbsp for frying the cashews & raisins

How to make Carrot Halwa

  1. Add 3 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker. When it is hot, add the shredded carrots & sauté for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add milk to the carrots & pressure cook for around 6 whistles. Wait for the pressure to release. Now open the cooker & you should see the carrots softened.
  3. Using your ladle, mash the carrots a little. If there's any liquid in the pressure cooker, then cook the carrots on a medium flame till all the water evaporates.
  4. Now add the mawa milk powder or khoya & mix it well with the carrots & bind them together & cook for a minute. Now you will see the carrots beginning to stick to the bottom of the pressure cooker.
  5. At this point, add the sugar & mix well. When you add the sugar, you will see the carrots attain a nice bright red color.
  6. The halwa will once again become liquidy once you add the sugar. On a medium flame, cook till all the water evaporates & the halwa thickens.
  7. If you want, after adding sugar you can pressure cook for two whistles & then turn off the gas. When you open the pressure cooker, you will see a very beautiful color & texture. Sprinkle cardamom powder & give it a stir.
  8. In a pan, add ghee. When the ghee gets hot, add cashews & fry till they become golden brown. Remove from the ghee & add it to the halwa. Now add the raisins, when they puff up in the ghee, add them to the halwa along with the ghee.

My Tip:

1. You can add as little as 1 cup of khoya or as much as 2 cups of khoya. If you want a richer texture, add more khoya. It will taste good either ways. 2. Add 1 cup of sugar & do a taste test. If you feel it's less, add one more cup. 3. You can also add almonds & pistachios along with raisins & cashews.

Reviews for Carrot Halwa (7)

Regina Dias2 years ago

Will definitely try the pressure cooker halva. Looks yummy though

Dolly Singh2 years ago

No need to pressure cook ,even in karahi it turns good

Zeenath hafeez Shaik2 years ago

Yummy love it

Tulika Singh2 years ago


Sandra Sabrina2 years ago

Super ...

Veena Kalia2 years ago

very nice

Lakpa Sherpa2 years ago

wil definitely give a try.

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