Gajar halwa is my favorite. The way we make gajar halwa traditionally......is very time consuming. These days everybody is so busy in daily jobs that eventually we compromise with readymade market stuff ....no idea which type of ghee they are using and being parents we are always worried about our families' health specially kids and elderly . So this time I thought why not try some quick version of halwa ......so I asked one of my aunt....she is a perfect cook and a working lady, and to my surprise she told me a quick version of gajar halwa in pressure cooker as well as in microwave. I tried her recipe and found it perfect .... their was not much difference in taste also, infact very less amount of ghee and milk was consumed in it .
Gajar Ka Halwa-Carrot Halwa Recipe in pressure cooker
Grated carrots -4 cups
Sugar -1 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2 1/2- 3 tbsp
Cashew nuts -10
Raisins -2 tbsp
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated unsweetened khoya - 2 tbsp
1.Wash, peel the skin and grate carrots finely. (use the big hole for grating) I use my food processor for that.
2.Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of ghee and fry the raisins on low heat until they puff up. Remove and keep it aside. In the
same pan, fry cashew nuts until golden brown.Remove from pan.
3.If required, add another tsp of ghee and fry the grated carrots on low flame stirring continuously for 3-4
5.Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and cook on high flame stirring continuously until all the milk evaporates.
6.Once the milk dries up, add sugar and continue to cook on medium flame until the mixture is thick.
7.Add a tbsp of ghee and cook for a further 3-4 minutes stirring continuously until the mixture thickens.
8.You can add grated unsweetened khoya at this stage and cook for few more seconds.
9.Add cashew nuts, raisins, cardamom powder, mix well and cook for another 2-3 seconds.
10.Serve this delicious gajar ka halwa hot or warm.
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