Instant Pot Carrot Halwa | Gajar Ka Halwa

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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

The story of Carrot Halwa
Carrot Halwa is an Indian dessert made using carrots, milk and sugar. There are plenty of variations, that use other vegetables,fruits and nuts as a base. Due to its bright color it is tremendously eye catching, love a traffic cone, albeit, much tastier.Its a common fixture in many indian restaurant buffets/menus, due to its popularity.

Yet Carrot Halwa wasn’t always orange in color. The word, “Halwa”, comes from the arabic word, ‘halwar’ which means sweetmeats.It was introduced to India by Arab Invaders and it gained popularity under the Mughals, who ruled Northern India between the 15th and 18th century.Back then carrots were mostly either purple or white.

Then the Dutch came over and they introduced orange carrots to India. The orange carrots were inherently tastier and when combined with then existing cooking methods, it created the famous Orange Carrot Halwa, now enjoyed the world over.

Making Halwa on a stove top requires boiling the carrots to mush, and then reduction to a thicker consistency.This process would usually take more than 3 hours.Pressure cookers made it easier and the Instant Pot makes it a breeze.

From the 15th Century to the 21st century, this humble dessert has sure come a long way!

Pro-Tip: Carrot Halwa and Vanilla Ice Cream are a delectable serving combination.

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Shredded Carrots, 2 cups
Milk, 1 cup
Sugar , Half a cup, (adjust as per taste)
Handful of cashes and raisins (optional)
Cardamom powder, 1 tsp
Condensed Milk, 2 tbsp
Ghee, 2 tbsp
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