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How to make carrot halwa gajar ka halwa stovetop, cooker, instant pot with condensed milk #carrothalwa
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HOW TO MAKE CARROT HALWA | GAJAR HALWA | GAJAR KA HALWA

Carrot Halwa popularly known as Gajar Ka Halwa is a classic, rich and decadent, addictive melt in mouth pudding packed with dry fruits and nuts of your choice. A dessert that will not fail to impress anyone.
Course Dessert, sweets
Cuisine Asian, Delhi, gujarati, Indian, north indian, punjabi, rajasthan, uttar pradesh
Keyword apple pudding, Carrot Cake, Carrot Pudding, carrots, carrots recipe, Christmas recipes, Condensed Milk, diwali food, diwali party, Gajar Halwa, Gajar Ka Halwa, Gajrela, Halwa, Indian Recipe, instant pot, Kids Friendly, Milkmaid, Milkmaid recipes, Navratri, winter recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Kushi

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Carrots tightly packed (peeled & grated)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoon Butter or Ghee
  • 4 tablespoon Milk
  • 6 tablespoon Condensed milk
  • ¼ teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoon Cashews roasted
  • 2 tablespoon Almonds roasted
  • 2 tablespoon Pistachios roasted
  • 2 tablespoon Raisins

Instructions

HOW TO MAKE CARROT HALWA OR GAJAR HALWA STOVETOP?

  • In a non-stick pan on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the grated carrots and saute on medium flame till the carrots are tender and cooked, and any extra moisture has dried out. This may take around 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Now add milk and stir till all the milk has dried out. This may take about 2 minutes.
  • Next add condensed milk and stir nicely. Add cardamom powder, and dry fruits & nuts of your choice now.
  • Simmer on low flame and stir the halwa till the mixture dries up. Keep stirring them to avoid it burning from the bottom.
  • Carrot Halwa is ready. Serve warm or bring it to room temperature and keep in refrigerator and serve chill.

HOW TO MAKE CARROT HALWA OR GAJAR HALWA IN INSTANT POT

  • Turn on the SAUTE mode of your IP. Add carrots and ghee and saute just for 1 minute. This gives good color and flavor. To this, add milk, condensed milk, and mix.
  • Close the lid. Set the valve to sealing position and pressure cook on HIGH for 2 minutes. Now do quick pressure release by positioning valve to the venting position. Open the lid of your IP once the pin drops.
  • Turn on the SAUTE mode again and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes till all the liquid dries up, if any. Add dry fruits, nuts, cardamom powder and cook for another 1 minute, stirring continuously. Instant pot carrot halwa or gajar halwa is ready.

Notes

  • You can dry roast cashews, almonds, pistachios or you can even roast them in butter. But make sure you roast them. This will enhance the taste.
  • Use any dry fruits and nuts combination of your choice.
  • You can increase the sweetness of halwa by adding sugar at the end if desired. The above recipe sweetness was perfect for my family and I did not add any additional sugar.
  • You can add ghee or butter upto 4 tbsp. I generally like to cut down on fat in my recipes.
  • This can be stored in the refrigerator for upto 2 weeks.
  • You can make this dessert richer by adding 2 to 3 tablespoon of milk powder.