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Carrot Halwa

Shiba Nair
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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I call this instant carrot halwa as this can be made within minutes using your pressure cooker.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • UP
  • Pressure Cook
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 5

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


  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.

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Regina Dias
Regina Dias   Dec-12-2016

Will definitely try the pressure cooker halva. Looks yummy though

Dolly Singh
Dolly Singh   Dec-11-2016

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

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