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Instant Pot Carrot Halwa
Instant Pot Carrot Halwa Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Learn how to make Instant Pot carrot halwa or gajar ka halwa. This is a delicious Indian pudding made with grated carrots, sugar, milk and with some cardamom powder.

Course: Dessert, Indian sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: carrot halwa, carrot pudding, gajar halwa, instant pot carrot halwa
Servings: 4 People
Author: Pavani
  • Grated Carrots - 2 Cups
  • Ghee/clarified butter - 2 tablespoon
  • Cashew nuts - 2 tablespoon
  • Raisins - 1tablespoon
  • Milk - 1 Cup
  • Sugar - ½ to ¾ cup
  • Milk powder - 2 tablespoon optional
  • Cardamom powder - ½ teaspoon
  1. Place the inner pot inside the Instant Pot.
  2. Switch on the sauté mode. Once the inner pot is hot. Add ghee.
  3. Now add cashew nuts, raisins and saute them until they turn into golden colour. Once they are golden take them into a bowl and keep aside.
  4. Then add grated carrot and sauté for 5 minutes. Add milk and mix well.
  5. Now cancel the saute mode. Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode.
  6. Select pressure cook mode and set to high pressure for 5 minutes.
  7. Once the cooking is done, allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the lid and switch on the saute mode.
  8. Add sugar and mix well. Cook on saute mode until it thickens (it takes approx. 20 minutes)
  9. Now Milk powder, cardamom powder and stir well. Cook for 2more minutes. By now the carrot halwa will be thick enough.
  10. Finally, add roasted nuts and mix well. Enough the delicious halwa warm or cold. I personally enough when it is warm.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • You can store this in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • Before serving microwave it for 30 seconds and enjoy. Adjust sugar quantity according to your taste.
  • Adding milk powder to the halwa gives a nice texture when you eat. But this is optional.