Instant Gajar Ka Halwa | Instant Pot Halwa

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Gajar Halwa has a charm that can please anyone and everyone. ❤ Gajar Ka Halwa is undoubtedly the most popular winter special dessert or sweet for any occasion and it’s a ritual to have gajar ka halwa in the winter season otherwise winter is incomplete.
I have shared a traditional method for cooking Gajar Ka Halwa where grated carrots are simmered in full-fat milk for hours on low flame. Cooking halwa in full-fat milk and ghee makes the halwa rich which gives a delicious taste. This takes approx 3-4hours of cooking. But in this instant world, everyone wants the instant result for everything. So here I am presenting an Instant or a quick version Gajar Ka Halwa for your instant cravings. 😀 This smells good and tastes heavenly. 🙂
Serves 4

  • 4 Cups grated carrot
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 1 Cup condensed milk (sweetened)
  • 1 Tbsp cashew nuts
  • 1 Tbsp raisins
  • 1 Tbsp pistachio
  • A pinch of saffron strands (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp ghee

Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Instant Gajar Ka Halwa | Instant Pot Halwa 
Step 1- Turn on IP to sauté mode and heat 1tbsp ghee. When it’s hot, add grated carrot to the IP and fry for 3mins until the raw smell of carrot goes away. Add milk and mix well. Turn the IP to pressure cook (Hi) mode and cook for 4mins with the valve on seal position

Step 2- After 5mins on natural release, do a quick release and open the lid of the IP. Turn the IP to sauté mode and cook until more than half of the milk evaporates. Now add condensed milk and keep stirring to avoid sticking at the bottom
You can add sugar at this step to adjust sweetness or if you are using unsweetened condensed milk

Step 3- Add dry nuts and saffron strands to the IP and mix well. Cook until the halwa thickens and milk is evaporated

Step 4- Add 1tbsp of ghee. Mix well and cook until all the moisture evaporates. Turn off the IP and transfer halwa to a bowl

Garnish with few nuts and serve warm or cold as desired. 🙂


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