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carrot halwa
Carrot Halwa - Instant Pot
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Carrot halwa AKA 'Gajar ka halwa' is a traditional Indian dessert made with grated carrots, ghee and aromatic cardamom and saffron.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: halwa
Servings: 6
Calories: 329 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil or vegan butter
  • 10 carrots peeled and grated (About 6 cups packed)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • ½ teaspoon saffron
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds or pistachios for garnish
  1. Turn the Instant Pot to Sauté(Hi) mode. Add ghee (or vegan butter) and grated carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes with the glass lid on.

  2. Add almond milk and close the lid with the pressure value set to sealing. Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook/Manual(Hi) for 5 minutess. Quick release.

  3. Add sugar, almond meal, cardamom powder, raisins and saffron.Mix well.
  4. Turn the Instant Pot to Sauté(Hi) and cook for 5-7 mins until most of the liquids are evaporated.

  5. Garnish with sliced almonds or pistachios. Serve hot or chilled.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Halwa - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 16985IU340%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.