Gajar ka Halwa, Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe


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Gajar ka Halwa ( Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe )

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Gajar ka Halwa has a traditional charm that continues to please every generation of Indians! Here is a quick and tasty version of Gajar ka Halwa made using the pressure cooker.

Cooked in milk, the carrots acquire a rich taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture, which are intensified by the addition of mava. Because milk and mawa are used, the recipe does not require much ghee, yet it has the same old rich taste and luxuriant mouth-feel.

Enjoy the Gajar ka Halwa warm. If you want to try this recipe without using a pressure cooker, try this version Microwave Gajar ka Halwa and if you want to make it in the microwave oven, go for this recipe Gajar ka Halwa.

Indian sweets can be enjoyed anytime of the year, but there are a few age-old recipes that comes to life every year during festival times, like Til Laddu is a popular sweet during Makar Sankranti, lord Ganesha is worshipped during Ganesh Chaturthi lovingly with his favourite delicacies like Modak and Churma Ladoo and then there is Jalebi that is enjoyed along with fafda on Dassera day, Maharashtrians make Puran Poli for Gudi Padwa and Kaju Katli and Mawa Karanji are much sought after during Diwali.

Do check out our entire recipe collection of Traditional Indian Sweets.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Gajar ka Halwa Recipe
2 cups thickly grated carrot
1 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp milk
4 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp grated mawa (khoya)
1 tbsp raisins (kismis)
1 tbsp chopped almonds (badam)
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
Method
    Method
  1. To make gajar ka halwa, heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the carrots and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the milk, mix well and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Transfer into a broad non-stick pan, add the sugar, mix well and cook on a high flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the mawa, mix well and cook for more 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the raisins, almonds and cardamom powder and cook the gajar halwa for another 1 minute.
  7. Serve the gajar ka halwa hot or warm.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy220 cal
Protein4.7 g
Carbohydrates26.8 g
Fiber2 g
Fat10.2 g
Cholesterol1.2 mg
Sodium17.3 mg

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Gajar ka Halwa, Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe
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 on 29 Jun 18 03:52 AM


My husband like sweets very much and would like to make this receipe soon. If I do not want to add mawa, can you please advise with what ingredient should I substitute mawa. Looking forward to hear from you soon.
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29 Jun 18 09:08 AM
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 on 25 Dec 17 08:08 PM


The gajar halva recipe was awesome and tasty 😋 Thanks Akbar
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Tarla Dalal    Very delighted to hear that Akbar that you followed and the recipe came out perfect for you. Do try more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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26 Dec 17 08:30 AM
Gajar ka Halwa ( Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe )
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 on 20 Feb 17 12:59 AM


Thank you Chef Tarla for a yummy and a quick make recipe. Love the ease of ur website where one can choose the ingredients as per servings....Makes life super simple. Just made 50 servings...It turned out delicious. Thank you and cheers!!
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Tarla Dalal    Very delighted to hear that Alson that you followed and the recipe came out perfect for you. Do try more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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20 Feb 17 05:18 PM
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 on 16 Dec 16 03:05 PM


l tried this recipe. it is too easy n quick. my hubby n kid love this.. thank u so much...pls tell if l don''t want to add mava than how much milk l have to add..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonal , we are delighted you and your family loved the Gajar ka Halwa recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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16 Dec 16 03:24 PM
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 on 05 Sep 16 07:23 PM


Thank u so much..first time i made it and it was awesome
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonam , we are delighted you loved the Gajar ka Halwa recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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06 Sep 16 09:44 AM
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 on 23 Aug 16 06:43 AM


Tarla ji, I have to make this in large quantities. Like for 40 ppl. Do I need to fry the carrots first or can I skip the step ?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Gayathri, The sauteing of the carrots is important.. if it is not possible to do in one batch, make in 2 batches.. but do not skip the step..
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24 Aug 16 01:56 PM
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 on 23 Aug 16 06:41 AM


Gajar ka Halwa ( Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe )
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 on 07 Mar 16 12:29 PM


I m an engineering student and I made it 1st time and it was made so perfect that I cant believe that carrot halwa in cook could be so delicious ??...thank u mam.....
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Tarla Dalal    Well done Kumar. It''s so good to hear that the Halwa came out well and looks like you are going to be a good cook.
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07 Mar 16 02:41 PM
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 on 05 Feb 16 04:35 PM


Thanks a lot Mam,i try this receipy and my family specially my husband liked it very much,my 3 years angel also like this halwa,n for d first time i made it,bt the taste was perfect like not too sweet n delicioustoo ,so once again thx a lot.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Khushi. We are delighted your family loved the halwa recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
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05 Feb 16 05:03 PM
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 on 30 Jan 16 12:13 PM


I am trying the same and wow it works....
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Pawan. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
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01 Feb 16 09:33 AM
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