Instant Pot Series | Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot Halwa (गाजराचा हलवा)

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(How to prepare carrot halwa from Khoya in Instant Pot)

Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with this sweet, creamy and wonderfully aromatic Gajar Ka Halwa,
made by using Khoya, in Instant Pot. Gajar ka Halwa or Carrot halwa is an authentic and evergreen Indian dessert made all over India, that goes well for occasions like festivals, celebrations, and parties. There are different methods of making this Carrot Halwa or Gajar Ka Halwa, a traditional method using whole milk, a shahi method is by using khoya, a quick method using condensed milk and a vegan version by using almond milk and almond meal. So today I have prepared it by using khoya, and it smells and tastes heavenly. Also, one most important thing I love to share with you all is that I have prepared it within 10 Minutes in Instant Pot and it came out sweet aromatic and yielded a soft mouth melting halwa. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream; you will love this combination.!!

Ingredients :

  1. Carrots 6 cups, grated
  2. Sugar ½ cup
  3. Khoya ½ cup
  4. Milk ¼ cup
  5. Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  6. Raisins 1 tbsp
  7. Almonds 4 to 5, sliced
  8. Cashew nuts 4 to 5,
  9. Ghee 2 tbsp

Recipe :
  1. Turn on instant pot and press the saute function and add ghee in the Instant Pot. Add grated carrots and saute them for 2-3 mins with the glass lid on.
  2. Add milk and close the lid with the pressure value set to sealing.
  3. Set Instant Pot to Manual for 5 mins. Release pressure manually.
  4. Open lid and add sugar, khoya, cashews, almonds,  cardamom powder, raisins and mix all well.
  5. Turn Instant Pot to Saute and cook carrot halwa for 3 to 4 minutes or till the liquid gets evaporated and garnish with sliced almonds and cashews.
  6. Here, delightful, yummylicious, creamy Instant gajar ka halwa is ready to serve. Serve it with scoop of ice cream. Enjoy!!!

Recipe to make Instant Homemade Khoya :

Dietary Comment :
  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 286.8 calories, along with carbohydrates - 41.7 g, dietary fibers - 4.14 g, fats - 12.74 g, proteins - 5.53 g. As it is good source of vitamins and minerals, it contains Vit.A - 447.15 %, Vit.B6 -14.27 %, Vit.C - 13.4 %, Calcium - 15.85 %.

Health Benefits of Carrots :
  • Carrots are loaded with Vitamin A and very good source of fiber, Vitamin C and K.
  • Milk adds some Calcium, protein and vitamin D to this recipe.
  • Boost Immunity : Carrots helps our body to fight off foreign viruses, bacteria. Vitamin A and Vitamin D stimulates the production and activity of white blood cells, which play a huge role in defending the body against diseases. Vitamin A also helps regulate the release of immune cells in the gut.
  • Improves vision : Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is necessary for night vision. Beta-carotene has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts.
  • Detoxify Body : Vitamin A present in carrots helps the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fiber present in carrots helps clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.
  • Protects teeth and gums : Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of saliva, which, being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming, cavity-forming bacteria. The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.
  • Prevent Cancer : Carrots helps to reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.
  • Heart :  Carrots helps to prevents heart disease. Carrots have not only beta-carotene but also alpha-carotene and lutein, which helps to lower risk of heart disease. The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots bind with bile acids.
  • Digestion : Carrots have significant amounts of dietary fiber in those orange roots, and fiber is one of the most important elements in maintaining good digestive health. Fiber adds bulk to stool, which helps it pass smoothly through the digestive tract, and it also stimulates peristaltic motion and the secretion of gastric juices. This also helps to reduce the severity of conditions like constipation.
  • Stroke : Eating a carrot every day reduces the risk of stroke.
  • Diabetes : Carrots are good for blood sugar regulation due to the presence of carotenoids in this delicious vegetable. Carotenoids inversely affect insulin resistance and thus lower blood sugar, thereby helping diabetic patients live a normal, healthy life. Carrot juice improves stomach and gastrointestinal health
  • Carrots have Antiseptic properties and can be used as laxatives, vermicides and as a remedy for liver conditions.
  • Skin : Carrot oil is good for dry skin because it makes the skin softer, smoother and firmer.
  • Carrots as a raw fruits, juice or in cooked form, are great choice for your health.

Good Time To Eat :
            It is good to eat Carrot Halwa as a dessert.

Tip :
  • If you do not want to use khoya, you can substitute with an equal amount of milk or condensed milk or almond milk.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy.


  1. This is one of my favourite desserts. :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by. Yes it is my favorite too. Glad to know that you liked it.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I really need to invest in an instant pot - you can make so much!!


    1. Thanks a lot Lauren. I am glad to know that it helps you. Really IP works best.

  3. Thank you for the recipe. 👍

    1. You are most welcome. I'm glad to know that you liked it. Try it and let me know.😊👍


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