Carrots halwa in a pressure cooker ( Quick carrot fudge)
Carrots Halwa or Gajar ka halwa in Pressure Cooker– A slow-cooked traditional Indian halwa or pudding made by simmering carrots in milk. Carrot halwa is popularly known as Gajar ka Halwa or Gajrela.However, traditionally It is made by placing grated carrots in a pot containing a specific amount of Ghee, milk, and sugar and then cooking while stirring regularly. In fact, I am sharing a quick recipe of gajar halwa with step by step photos and video. This recipe shares the traditional way of making delicious gajar ka halwa just in few minutes.
Gajar halwa is my favorite. The way we make gajar halwa traditionally is very time-consuming. These days everybody is so busy in daily jobs that eventually we compromise with readymade market stuff. We always worry about the type of ghee they are using. In fact, being parents we are always worried about our families’ health especially kids and the elderly. So this time I thought why not try some quick version of halwa.
As a result of I took the help of one of my aunt, she is a perfect cook and a working lady, and to my surprise, she told me a quick version of gajar halwa in a pressure cooker as well as in the microwave. I tried her recipe and found it perfect. In fact, there was not much difference in taste also, and very less amount of ghee and milk was consumed in it. so it is healthy too what else is required?
I am sure you will also enjoy this quick recipe of Gajar Ka Halwa it is so convenient to make that now it is a regular pudding in my house parties.
Lastly, Like Gajar Halwa I would like to suggest a few more sweet recipes from my blog like:
Step By Step Recipe of Gajar Ka Halwa/Carrot Halwa Recipe in a pressure cooker :
Carrot Halwa|| Gajar Ka Halwa RecipeCourse: DessertCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Carrot halwa is popularly known as Gajar ka Halwa or Gajrela. Traditionally It is made by simmering carrots in milk.
Grated carrots -4 cups
Sugar -1 1/2 cup
Ghee – 2 1/2- 3 tbsp
Cashew nuts -10
Raisins -2 tbsp
Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
Grated unsweetened khoya – 2 tbsp
- Wash, peel the skin and grate carrots finely. (use the big hole for grating) I use my food processor for that.
- Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of ghee and fry the raisins on low heat until they puff up. Remove and keep it aside. In the same pan, fry cashew nuts until golden brown. Remove from pan.
- If required, add another tsp of ghee and fry the grated carrots on low flame stirring continuously for 3-4 minutes.
- Add milk to the carrots and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
- Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and cook on high flame stirring continuously until all the milk evaporates.
- Once the milk dries up, add sugar and continue to cook on medium flame until the mixture is thick.
- Add a tbsp of ghee and cook for a further 3-4 minutes stirring continuously until the mixture thickens.
- You can add grated unsweetened khoya at this stage and cook for few more seconds.
- Add cashew nuts, raisins, cardamom powder, mix well and cook for another 2-3 seconds.
- Serve this delicious gajar ka halwa hot or warm.
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