Carrot Halva Dessert
Instant Pot Gajjar Halwa or Carrot Halwa is a great Indian dessert that benefits from being made in a pressure cooker. Sweet, redolent with cardamom and just delightful. Much better than the restaurant Gajjar ka Halva that is mainly sugar.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
- 2 tablespoons Ghee
- 2 tablespoons Raisins
- 2 tablespoons cashews, raw and unroasted
- 2 cups Carrots shredded
- 1 cup Whole Milk
- 1/4 cup Splenda, Truvia or sugar
- 2 tablespoons powdered cashews (you do this to add a little thickness to the milk)
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
Melt ghee in your Instant Pot, and then add the cashews and raisins. Fry them until the cashews are golden brown.
Add all other ingredients except cardamom and cook at High Pressure for 10 minutes. Let it release pressure naturally.
Open up the lid and do not freak out at the curdled milk. It will homogenize shortly. Just stir it up really well.
Smoosh the carrots together a bit, and cook on Sauté for a few minutes to thicken the mixture.
Add the cardamom and let it rest for a while to thicken up. This can be eaten hot, cold, or at room temperature.
Feel free to pour in a little heavy cream or half and half if you're trying to add fat to your diet--or taste to your life.
Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7194IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg