Instant Pot Gajar Halwa (Indian Carrot Pudding)


Have you ever tried gajar halwa? It’s a bright orange Indian carrot pudding that’s absolutely decadent!

Instant Pot Gajar Halwa - carrot pudding

What is Gajar Halwa?

Gajar ka Halwa (gajrela) is a delicious and rich carrot pudding made by cooking carrots with ghee, milk, sugar, and a bit of cardamom. It’s the perfect dessert to make for any celebration, including Valentine’s Day which is coming right up! It’s perfect for Easter too – after all, the Easter Bunny loves carrots, right? Right.

I can’t tell you how many times I had to make and re-make this recipe. The first time I made gajar halwa in my Instant Pot, I had my dad taste test it and was told to immediately try again lol. πŸ˜‚

This classic Indian dessert has been my dad’s favorite sweet since childhood. He knows what great gajar halwa tastes like and has very high standards. This recipe has his stamp of approval. Yes, there is quite a bit of ghee in the recipe but if you’re going to make gajar halwa then according to my dad, “it should be done right.”

This recipe is made in an Instant Pot and while it is much faster than my stovetop recipe, it will still require a bit of time and patience as you’ll need to stir the carrots in ghee to fry them a bit, which adds great flavor.

“bsolutely loved this recipe. So easy to make and so flavorful. Even my fussy parents loved this version!”

Instant Pot Gajar Halwa - carrot pudding

Secrets to Making Perfect Gajar Halwa:

When my parents were visiting us in Pittsburgh about a year ago, my dad and I made this dessert no less than 10 times in one week just to make sure it was perfect since it would be going in my cookbook. We tested it using both dairy and dairy-free ingredients – so yes, you can make a dairy-free carrot halwa but the dairy version calling for ghee and milk is better. We ate a lot of it that week and froze a good amount of it too (p.s. this dessert freezes well!). During the trip, my dad taught me a couple of secrets to making a proper carrot halwa:

  1. Wait to add the ghee until after you pressure cook the carrots as that helps give the halwa that desired dark orange/red color.
  2. You don’t need to use a lot of milk to make this dessert but don’t cut back on the ghee.

It was really fun creating this recipe with my dad. Before the visit, he would mainly cook on the stovetop but while testing this recipe with me, he saw firsthand how cool the Instant Pot is, and nowadays he uses his Instant Pot all the time, calling to tell me what new thing he made and how well it turned out. I also ask both him and my mom to test my new recipes to let me know what he thinks. My parents live in another state but when we share our recipes over FaceTime, it feels like we’re right next to each other in the kitchen.

So thanks dad for helping me perfect this recipe and for all your help with my other recipes! ☺️ And a big thanks to my mom too – she is a phenomenal cook and has helped me with so many other special recipes, including her famous Meethe Chawal.

How to Make This Carrot Halwa Recipe

(for the full recipe, see the recipe card below πŸ˜‹)

Add carrots, milk, water and pressure cook!

Mix in some sugar and saute for a bit, then add ghee and stir-fry until the halwa is done. Spice it up with some cardamom and it’s done! So simple.

Is carrot halwa served hot or cold?

You can serve carrot halwa hot, cold, or at room temperature. It’s delicious however you decide to enjoy it. If it’s cold outside, I prefer to eat warm halwa and if it’s hot out, I prefer cold halwa.

Can I use butter instead of ghee in Gajar Halwa?

You can use butter instead of ghee if you’d like, it’ll provide the same richness, however, ghee adds a nuttier flavor to the halwa so personally, I prefer the flavor of ghee in Indian sweets.

Instant Pot Gajar Halwa - carrot pudding

I can’t wait for you to make this halwa! Come back and let me know how much you love it!

Instant Pot Gajar Ka Halwa (Indian Carrot Halwa)

Instant Pot Gajar Halwa - carrot pudding

Instant Pot Gajar Ka Halwa (Indian Carrot Halwa)

This classic Indian dessert has been my dad’s favorite sweet since childhood. He knows good halwa and he loves this recipe. My dad actually helped me come up with the method for making this delicious, rich halwa. He taught me a couple secrets to making this recipe: 1. Wait to add the ghee until after you pressure cook the carrots as that helps give the halwa that desired dark orange/red color. 2. You don’t need to use a lot of milk to make this dessert but don’t cut back on the ghee.
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  • 1 pound carrots grated/shredded (approx. 4 cups)*
  • Β½ cup whole milk or full-fat canned coconut milk if dairy-free/vegan
  • ΒΌ cup water
  • Β½ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil if dairy-free/vegan
  • β…› teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Chopped pistachios or other nut garnish


  • Add the carrots, milk and water to the pot. Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 1 minute at high pressure.
  • Open the valve to quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Press sauté and add the sugar. Stir for 6-7 minutes, or until most of the liquid has reduced. Then, add the ghee and stir-fry the carrots for another 6-7 minutes, or until the carrots become dry and the ghee separates from the mixture. The carrots should look dark orange/reddish in color.
  • Add the cardamom, mix well, then garnish with chopped nuts.



  • *Use a food processor to shred the carrots, it’s fast and easy. If you use store-bought shredded carrots, the halwa will be a little thicker but that’s absolutely fine too.
  • You can stir raisins or any type of nut into this halwa if you’d like!
  • I don’t use khoya when I make halwa, but if you’d like to use it, feel free to mix it in at the end when adding cardamom powder.
  • If you are making this for a dinner party, serve a small portion of halwa with a large scoop of ice cream.
  • If you want to make this dairy-free, you can use full-fat coconut milk and coconut oil instead of ghee (but it won’t taste quite as good).
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  1. Deeps says

    5 stars
    My whole family loves this halwa, thanks Ashley!
    I have a question- can we use evaporated milk instead of whole milk? Would it be creamier, you think?

  2. Roopa Santosh says

    5 stars
    Easiest and most delish gajar halwa recipe ever!! I made it tonight and it is just too good. Thanks for all your hard work creating this recipe. Love that you created it with your dad.

  3. Susan says

    I’m excited to make this, but I have the largest instant pot. I’m concerned it will barely cover the bottom. Should I double the recipe?

  4. Basheer says

    I love this recipe. However I end up with a lot of water from the carrots after pressure cook. Do I really need to add the water?

  5. Menka says

    5 stars
    Great recipe! So easy to follow.
    I had to stir mine for a lot longer for the liquid to reduce than the recipe as I had doubled the quantity.
    Tastes great as well. Thanks Ashley!

  6. Christie says

    Hello, so I finally got around to making this today. I’ve had this once in a restaurant before and making this it turned out okay so to speak but tasted a little weird. I used Grassfed Ghee. Do you think that would of made a difference ? Thank you for your help. Also my carrots didn’t shred in food processor, more like small chunks.

    • Ashley - My Heart Beets says

      Hi Christie, did you use a shredding blade in your food processor? That will help – and the texture is important for this recipe. Small chunks are likely the reason it tastes off – the grassfed ghee won’t hurt – if anything, high-quality ingredients will only help.

  7. Christie says

    Hello, so I’m hoping to finally make this in a few days. I just wanted to say how I like reading comments before trying new recipes and noticed you reply to every comment. I think that is great. When you take the time and answer and show others you care about their thoughts and questions ; I believe that goes a long way. Thank you.

    • Ashley - My Heart Beets says

      Christie, that’s so nice of you to say! I try my best but I’ll be honest I do miss a few from time to time so I’m definitely not perfect. Appreciate the kind words πŸ™‚ Let me know what you think of the halwa!

  8. PS says

    Hello Ashley. Thanks for lovely recipes. I finally got an instant pot and I am really looking forward to make gajar ke halwa and I can’t wait to try other yummy recipes. Just a quick clarification. Are the measurements same here in Australia.

  9. Prashita Singh says

    Hello Ashley. I love your recipes. Finally I got an instant pot and I am really looking forward to make gajar ke halwa and I can’t wait to try other yummy recipes. Just a question will the measurements be same here in Australia.
    Thank you.

  10. Mary says

    5 stars
    So I never really liked carrot halwa and now it is my favorite! I could literally eat the entire pot! I think it’s the solid recipe with fresh ingredients but wow! Thanks for sharing this one! Lots of exclamation points but deservedly so.

    PS we have almost 25lbs of organic carrots in our house and this is definitely going to help fix our carrot “problem.”

  11. Bhargavi says

    Tried garar ka halwa in my ninja foodi op300 today and it was amazing.
    I followed the exact same measurements and times mentioned without any changes.
    We are visiting friends this weekend but do not have time to travel to the suburbs to buy indian sweets.
    Having 4 yr old and 4 month old kids, our hands are pretty full and your recipes are always a life saviour for us ❀️

  12. Devika says

    Hello Ashley,

    How many servings does this recipe make?
    Any specific things to keep in mind if I increase the quantity?

    Thank you,

  13. Meg Lave says

    Hi Ashley! First of all, I love your page!
    I have a question – why does the instant pot recipe have 1/2 the coconut milk, yet twice as much carrots as the stovetop version? Is it purely because of evaporation? I’m trying to decide which to try first and noticed this huge difference.

  14. Tamera says

    5 stars
    I made the Instant Pot Gajar Halwa and it was spectacular. Thank you so much for making these wonderful recipes available!

  15. Kristine says

    5 stars
    Perfection! I didn’t understand why you had all these steps but it yielded the perfect result. The carrots are not mushy and have beautiful color. It’s a small amount of sugar but has the perfect amount of sweetness.

  16. Nandhini says

    5 stars
    This was the easiest and yummiest dessert I have ever made. I just love how you have given the perfect proportions.
    I have a sweet tooth. So I added condensed milk as an extra flavor. I don’t like cinnamon so eliminated that and added cashew.
    All my guests loved it. Thank you for such an amazing recipe ☺️

  17. Vinod says

    5 stars
    Super easy and delicious recipe!!! It gets better every time we make thanks to you and tips you have mentioned … Kids love it !!! Keep up the good work and share more recipes we are looking forward to more of your recipes !!!

  18. Holly says

    Recipe is super delicious, however it only made the smallest bowl. It’s maybe 2-3 portions instead of 6. After taking time to make it I unfortunately have to do it all over again, not sure if it was something I did. Super yummy though.

    • Ashley - My Heart Beets says

      Thanks, Holly – glad you liked it! I wrote in my cookbook that this recipe serves 4 – not sure where I would have mentioned 6, sorry if I did! I don’t think you did anything wrong – halwa servings are typically small as they are a very rich dessert. I understand the disappointment as I always want more too lol.

  19. Archana says

    This is a easy recipe . Thank you Ashley.
    My only issue is there is always lot of liquid left over after the pressure cook. So have to saute longer

    • Ashley - My Heart Beets says

      Hi Archana, that’s odd there’s a lot of liquid left over – are you using a 3 quart? All of my recipes are tested in a 6 quart – I’m wondering if you’re using a smaller pot? If not then I’m not sure what the issue might be…

  20. Emma says

    5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe a few times and I’m making it again right now. It’s the most delicious way ever to use up extra carrots and milk – and that’s including carrot cake!

  21. Sowjanya Palleti says

    5 stars
    Made carrot halwa using this recipe for the 5th time πŸ™‚ Love this simple to make and delightful halwa! Thanks Ashley πŸ₯°

  22. Kats says

    This is another awesome recipe. My daughter loves it and gets to eat carrots as well. Made quite a few times and perfect every time. This is a keeper, thanks for sharing.

  23. Hannah says

    5 stars
    I have been doubling this recipe and making it every week or two and then just having a small portion everyday. I have very pale skin and tend to look sickly unless I keep up on eating colorful veggies, especially carrots seems to help. So I’ve just decided to eat this all the time. I tried reducing the sugar and it seemed fine to me (but I’m not Indian and not picky), and I recently started just substituting erythritol for the sugar, and it was great. Thanks for such a delicious, healthy, and helpful recipe.

  24. Cynthia says

    5 stars
    Perfect and easy. Well done Ashley. Fortunately/unfortunately my family doesn’t like Indian sweets, so I ate it all. They love your other recipes though.

  25. Viren Gandhi says

    5 stars
    Love this recipe. I have made Carrot (Gajar) halwa more than dozen times. It turns out the best every time. Thank you for teaching me ropes to Indian cooking. You are the best. Stay awesome always😍

  26. Kiran says

    I’ve made this recipe twice now and it was amazing both times. I used brown sugar (reduced amount) and it worked out well. Both my mum and mother in law loved the halwa and told me that it was one of the best gajar halwa that they have ever tasted! Thank you Ashley for another amazing recipe πŸ™‚

  27. C says

    5 stars
    My mom used to make gajar halwa every winter for Diwali . I used to watch her labor over the stove, constantly stirring until she could tap someone in . This recipe was nostalgic in the best way. Carrots in the winter lend the perfect sweetness, the sugar complements it and per Ashley’s notes , though khoya is optional , it’s addition made it a true Delhi gajar ka halwa. We served this for thanksgiving last year alongside some vanilla ice cream – YUM!!

  28. Shilpa says

    5 stars
    Thank you for this super easy recipe! I made it using pre-shredded carrots and sugar substitute and it was delicious!!! Going to run out and grab more supplies this week to amen more.

  29. Supriya Bhatnagar says

    5 stars
    Hi Ash! Followed this recipe exactly as you have stated here and it is delicious! Made it for Anil Uncle’s birthday today, and needless to say he is thrilled!

  30. Pam says

    5 stars
    I made the halwa is a hit with the family. The only mistake I made was I double the water so I had to sautΓ© it longer but still turned out perfect πŸ‘πŸΌ

    • My Heart Beets says

      Krish, that’s awesome! I’m so glad to hear that πŸ™‚ I haven’t tried with condensed milk but I’d think it’d be fine – if you experiment, please let us know how it compares!

  31. Kate says

    5 stars
    Turned out great! I was skeptical because it seemed like reverse order of the normal steps, but worked beautifully and saved lots of time πŸ™‚

  32. Ravleen says

    Hi Ashley,

    Planning to make this tonight but I don’t have full fat milk. Would 2% work? Or condensed milk /
    Milk powder?

    Any suggestions?

  33. Sneha says

    Hey Ashley love all your recipes.. need to cook anything in instant pot just go to Ashley website.. can you please let me know which grater do u recommend??

  34. Safa says

    5 stars
    Delicious! Superb! Thank you. It was better than the restaurant version. I just added a handful of golden raisins when I pressure cooked the carrots. At the end I added a little more cardamom and some dried whole milk powder at the end since I did not have Khoya.

  35. Monica says

    5 stars
    I do not have a sweet tooth but I was drooling after how this recipe turned out. Thank you so much !

  36. Vinay Chopra says

    5 stars
    hi Ashley…just wanted to let you know…I tried this one with olive oil too instead of coconut oil and it turned out wonderful. Thank you!

  37. Sonya says

    5 stars
    Thank you so much! I JUST made it with some very minor edits and the halwa turned out lovely! I had to tell you..:-)

  38. Shradha says

    5 stars
    Tried making gajar halwa for first time,following this recipe and it turned out superb. Thanks for sharing amazing recipe

  39. Neha says

    5 stars
    So this is the first time I’ve ever made carrot halwa in my life to satisfy a craving simply because we couldn’t get it from the shops. I followed your recipe to the T and it turned out super delicious !! Just like my mum used to make.. and needless to say much better than store bought.. Thank you for sharing this recipe, really impressed!

  40. Krishna R says

    5 stars
    Hi Ashley! I have great childhood memories of eating carrot halwa and finally decided to try my hand at making it. I’m so glad I tried your recipe. I was worried about stirring it for such a long time to get the liquid to reduce (I might have put more milk since I didn’t measure exactly). I thought it would turn to mush by the end but I’m so surprised it didn’t. The texture was absolutely perfect. Truly a great recipe. Thanks so much to you and your dad!! I hope you’re all well and safe (:

  41. Ree says

    5 stars
    This halwa is lovely. Felt like a lot of ghee but it is needed in the end. My Filipino husband looooves it. He’s glad he married Indian lol. Thank you for this Ashley T!

  42. Nisha says

    5 stars
    Tried this today on a cold grey day to cure my cold πŸ™‚ the recipe is to the point and came out great! Thank you πŸ™‚

  43. Amie Thomas says

    4 stars
    Great recipe. Thank you for posting. My kids loved it so much I made it twice in a week.
    A little heavy on the butter and sugar so I cut down on both the second go around and it still turned out great.
    Recommend crushed pistachios on top for serving for textural contrast.
    Thanks for sharing!

  44. Shilpa says

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe ! We tried it last night and it turned out very well . I’d like to make it for a large group.If I wanted to double or triple the quantity what adjustments ought I to make?

  45. Alina says

    5 stars
    Thank You Ashley!! I made my first ever gajar ka halwa today and my super skeptical husband who is very particular about how well bhunoed his halwa usually is was bowled over. No more store bought halwa for me now…I tripled all the ingredients and it turned out very well….just increased the saute time by 10 more minutes while constantly stirring it.

  46. Hannah says

    1 star
    I realize this may not even get approved to appear on the site…but I must say, I just did step 1 and did a quick release and milky liquid spewed out everywhere. I should’ve listened to my gut instincts when I read that you mix the mix and water into the pot together to cook. Dairy in the pressure cooker rarely ever ends well. With all the good reviews, I went ahead and did. Boy do I regret it. I didn’t do anything differently. My pot sealed fine, the valve is proper, I used exact liquid measurements and carrots as written in recipe. EXTREMELY disappointed. Gotta clean orangy milk from my walls and surrounding area. I don’t care how good this tastes, very poorly written recipe.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Hannah, I’m very sorry that this didn’t work for you. I understand that it’s very frustrating when a recipe doesn’t work out. I’d be happy to help you troubleshoot if you’d like. You’re also welcome to ask for advice in my facebook group: Instant Pot for Indian Food. Maybe someone there can help you figure out what went wrong, and if we can figure it out and if there’s something I can do to improve the way my recipe is written I’d be happy to do so.

    • Cathy says

      3 stars
      I agree – this is the 2nd recipe I found online that said to quick release the instant pot but the first time I did it….milk went everywhere for me too! I don’t understand it because everyone seems to love the recipe. It was delicious and I am making it again right now but I am letting my instant pot slow release the pressure itself. Then I will saute with sugar, etc.

  47. Shriti says

    5 stars
    Made gajar halwa today following your recipe and mom was super impressed . We usually like khoya in gajar halwa so added that at the end and it came out better than stove top.

  48. Ritu says

    This halwa was a hit at our Diwali party! Thank you so much!!
    For my own preference I halved the sugar and added about 5 tbsp sweetened condensed milk along with the sugar. Taste and texture turned out great!

  49. Swati says

    Hi Ashley,
    I grated the carrots in a chopper and after 1 minute pressure cook it still look a little hard. Can I add some more water and pressure cook for another 1-2 minutes?

  50. VK Shah says

    5 stars
    We made it this morning and the kids loved it! We did add an extra 1/2 cup of jaggery for extra sweetness. Thanks for the recipe.

  51. Kokila says

    Hi, This recipe looks great. Is there an option to not grating the carrot? Its too much work to grate — so what else can be done? Please advice.

    • My Heart Beets says

      You can use a food processor with a grating attachment – it’s very helpful! Otherwise you can try pre-shredded carrots – I haven’t tried this but it might be a good option.

  52. Vaishali says

    When can I add condensed milk if I want to and how much? What does condensed milk do to the recipe?

  53. Yukti Arora says

    5 stars
    Wow so classy and mouth watering halwa recipe i loved it and please keep posting such tempting halwa recipe because i am Learner of making new and different halwa.

  54. Anoop says

    5 stars
    Made gajar halwa using your recipe yesterday and it turned out perfect in every way. Made it again today to share with some friends!

  55. Molly says

    5 stars
    A fantastic recipe.. Tried it out today. Easy to make and tastes great. Can’t wait to introduce this version to my friends.. Thanks a ton Ashley..

  56. Kim says

    Do you serve this hot or cold? Can you make it the day before you plan to serve it, and if so do you store it in the refrigerator?

    • My Heart Beets says

      You can serve it any way you’d like – hot or cold works! I personally prefer it hot/warm. And yes you can make it in advance, store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve πŸ™‚ It actually freezes well too!

  57. Devyani says

    5 stars
    Amazingly simple but delicious! Tried making gajar halwa for the first time in my life today with your recipe and I’m thrilled to say that it turned out great. Thank you!!

  58. Shahnaz says

    5 stars
    This is an amazing recipe- the halwa turned out so yummy, and took about half the time it takes on the stovetop. And the color is truly beautiful. I did add khoya at the end, and that also works very well- just makes it even richer. Thank you for making it so easy to make this delicious favorite dish for my family!

  59. Dimpal Patel says

    5 stars
    Thank you to you and your dad. I tried this recipe and it came out better than I expected. I just used milk instead of water.

  60. ANIL says

    Tried it 2 weeks ago and took it to the office so that I can share with my friends. Everybody loved it.
    Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe Ashley.
    I am planning to make Badam Halwa this time but didn’t find recipe for the same.

    Can you please share recipe for Badam Halwa if you have one?

    Thanks again.

  61. Ami says

    I’d like to use maple syrup, date paste, or honey as the sweetener instead of sugar. Which would you suggest I try first? Thanks!

  62. Chillpill says

    5 stars
    The recipe was just delicious, can’t wait to make it for the entire family and more. The modification I made was due to ingredients I had at home: heavy cream instead of whole milk. The most satisfying part of this recipe: how quickly it is done! Thanks!!

  63. Nehal says

    5 stars
    I had never made gajar halwa before but my husband had a craving and we just happened to have carrots in the fridge. We made it in about 15 minutes and it turned out pretty good!! I have followed a lot of your blogs and posts and what makes them stand out from everything else online are the tips! So please do continue to post them! Thank you!

  64. Naseem Dawood says

    4 stars
    Very good recipe!!!
    Tweaked a little with the help of my mom… and it turned out the way my dad used to make!!!

  65. Rajitha says

    I have to do a dairy free and natural sugar version!
    Can i use dates and figs instead of sugar for sweetness and coconut milk for the carrots to cook in?

  66. MANISHA says

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe today. Didn’t have a lot of carrots but made it with just one cup as I was really craving carrot halwa. Amazing taste! I can’t believe that it is so simple and tastes so great! Thanks for the recipe. Will make large quantity on the weekend.

  67. Shikha says

    Hi, this looks great and I would love to try it. I have one question though. When you measure 4 tablespoons of Ghee, should the ghee be melted or in solid form from fridge?

  68. Revathi says

    Hi. I don’t use an insta pot, can I do the same with a pressure cooker with 1 whistle? Will it work the same without making the carrots very mushy? And the halwas, I like it dry with a texture. Hoping to try this soon

  69. Kavita Gupta says

    Hi Manali

    My instapot never got up to pressure and then displayed the burn warning, any ideas?


  70. Kally says

    5 stars
    Thanks very much to you & your dad for this superb recipe! It’s my first time making it and my 11 year old boy and I just enjoyed a bowl together… yum!!

  71. ManuB says

    This turned out great the first time. Making it again, this time for a party so larger quantity. Thanks for the recipe !

      • Leena Menon says

        Ashley I get chopped carrots at my local Indian store and decided to try this recipe. Too lazy to make any effort to grate. I had one percent milk so used that with a little condensed milk and brown sugar. I pressure cooked for 8 mins and mashed the carrots. Then did the sautΓ© etc. it turned out excellent. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  72. Atul Khare says

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe…my customization for a vegan version was to add about 3/4th cup or so of peeled raw and finely ground almond paste (soak them in boiling water and pinch the skin off first). Also added some kesar (saffron) and elachi (cardamom) and cooked it with the carrots. One thing to note is to put as little water in the paste etc. In my case, it was a little extra and I removed it and boiled it off on the stove. After releasing the pressure, removed the carrots and sauteed the nuts and raisins in Earth Balance (vegan butter substitute).

  73. Anu says

    5 stars
    Hi dear
    Thanks for sharing this recipe
    I tried in my new instapot
    Came out very well and has awesome taste!!!
    Thanks to you and your dad!!

  74. Raman says

    Hi m I am new to the instant pot

    We do not use ghee! Can we use normal butter as a replacement?

    Also when you say stir fry at end end after adding the ghee, is this in saute mode as well?


  75. Fatima says

    I just love this recipe, I have made it some many times. I was wondering if I double the amount of carrots do I double everything else and still give pressure for 1 min?
    Thanks for all your wonderful recipes.

  76. Sweta says

    If I add khoa do I add more sugar? How much khoa would be good enough for this recipe. I’m a rookie so need help πŸ™‚

  77. Rema says

    5 stars
    Tried this recipe out yesterday and it was awesome. Thanks to you and your dad for the all the experiments. This recipe was spot on.

  78. Devansh Ghosh says

    Tried your carrot halwa recipe, and the result was superb! Replaced whole milk with a can of evaporated milk (just because I had that lying around in my pantry).

    Excellent trick in getting that dark orange color!!! I went through several carrot halwa recipes online but found none that came close to this wonderful idea of roasting in ghee at the end. Thanks to you and your dad for sharing! Also loved the recipe for its simple ingredients (and the fact that it doesn’t require khoya to make it taste and look so decadent :))

    • My Heart Beets says

      Devansh, I’m so happy to hear that!! Thank you for letting me know how this turned out for you – I passed this along to my dad as well πŸ™‚ I really appreciate it!

  79. Samir Parekh says

    5 stars
    Looks delicious! How do you make it look so wonderful orange color? I have tried it (different recipe) once but it is much dull colored than yours here! I am thinking of using those tiny finger-sized ready to eat carrots. They look quite orange to me.
    I also wanted to ask about khoya… Is it enough to add it as it is in the end like you mentioned? You really don’t need to cook it at all?
    How about condensed milk? Will it make it richer somehow? πŸ™‚

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Samir! The orange color comes from roasting it in the ghee at the end – it’s a trick I learned from my dad πŸ™‚ As for khoya or condensed milk – you can add it at the end and saute for a few minutes but I suggest tasting the halwa before you do. I think you will love this dish without those two things. It’s very rich thanks to the ghee! Let me know how it turns out for you!

  80. Nilu says

    5 stars
    Made your recipe and it turned out great! Thankyou for sharing. Trying again with double the quantity of carrots. Do I make any changes to the liquid used or cooking time?

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