Gajar Ka halwa or carrot with milkmaid in traditional oval brass platter with almonds spread around
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Carrot Halwa or Gajar Ka Halwa with Condensed milk or Milkmaid

Carrot Halwa with milkmaid or sweetened condensed milk. Here is a simple, easy and quick gajar ka halwa recipe using Instant pot and pressure cooker method.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Desserts, Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Carrot halwa, Gajar ka halwa, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker
Servings: 12
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 1 kg Carrots grated
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 Tin Condensed Milk
  • 12-15 Cashew nuts
  • 120 g Ghee
  • 2 tsp Cardamom powder


  • Raisins
  • A pinch of saffron


How to make gajar ka halwa in pressure Cooker

  • First, heat ghee in pressure cooker.
  • Then add grated carrot and sauté on high for 4-5 minutes or until carrot softens.
  • Add milk and bring it a boil. Add saffron, mix and pressure cook for 1 whistle and on low for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the gas and allow the pressure to release naturally
  • Then add, milkmaid or condensed milk, cashew nuts, raisins, cardamom powder and mix. Sauté the halwa on high for 7-8 minutes stirring continuously to avoid burning. All the liquid should be dried up
  • Gajar ka halwa is ready to serve. Dish out and serve warm as it is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

How to make Instant Pot carrot halwa recipe

  • To begin with, press the Sauté mode. Once the IP displays 'Hot', add ghee to heat.
  • Then, add grated carrots and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Carrot will start to soften
  • Add milk and saffron, mix.
  • Cover the pot with lid with pressure valve in sealing position. Cancel sauté mode and press manual/pressure cooker button and set the timer to 4 minutes
  • Once the IP beeps, let the pressure reales naturally for 3-4 minutes and then do quick release manually by moving valve from sealing to venting position.
  • Open the pot, press sauté button again. Now add condensed milk, cashew nuts, raisins and cardamom powder, stir.
  • Continue to stir for 8-10 minutes until all the liquid is dried up. Stirring is important as to avoid the halwa getting stuck at the bottom of the potInstant pot gajar ka halwa is ready to serve. Dish out and serve warm or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 14045IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 0.5mg