Gajar ka Halwa Recipe: Condensed Milk Carrot Halwa in Pressure Cooker

Gajar ka Halwa Recipe: Condensed Milk Carrot Halwa in Pressure Cooker

Gajar ka Halwa or Indian Carrot Halwa is one of the most popular desserts I know from our country. Gulab Jamun is a strong competitor but I see Gajar ka Halwa being served in pretty much all Indian buffet here, usually with a scoop of ice-cream. I've detailed the easy method of making it - Gajar ka Halwa made in the pressure cooker with condensed milk. It took about 30 mins from start to finish and is really easy, especially if you get someone else to grate the carrots for you!

One thing I love about Singapore is the availability of Indian seasonal vegetables. There's no way I could have had access to these gorgeous red winter carrots from Delhi if I were in Kerala but here, you get them throughout the season time in India. Using these red carrots gives the Carrot Halwa a lovely depth in colour and flavour. If you can't find Delhi carrots where you live or they are not in season, you can substitute regular carrots in a pinch.

Winter Carrots

Before I started making this batch of gajar ka halwa, I had a distinct idea how I wanted it to taste. I wanted the carrots to play main character, for the flavour of ghee to shine through, for the sweetness to be an undertone, and for there to be a nice crunch and texture from the nuts and raisins. I eyeballed measurements and added as I went, so consider the recipe below an approximation (as you should every recipe in here, actually). It's hard to mess up gajar ka halwa, trust me.

Serve warm or cold, it's up to you. I personally don't like gajar ka halwa with vanilla ice cream but it seems like a popular combination so go for it if it pleases you.

{You may also like this carrot kheer recipe}

GAJAR KA HALWA (CARROT HALWA) RECIPE

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of grated carrots, packed
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp of ghee
  • 12 cashew nuts
  • 10 raisins
  • 3 pods of cardamom, powdered
  • How to Make Gajar ka Halwa:
Read the whole recipe on Edible Garden