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Gajar Halwa in Instant Pot

Learn how to make your favourite Gajar Ka Halwa in Instant Pot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine, Punjabi Cuisine
Keyword: Carrots Pudding, Gajar Ka Halwa, Instant Pot
Author: Swati


  • Add carrots with a cup of milk/almond milk and a tbsp of ghee/dairy-free butter in Instant Pot, cover the lid and seal. Switch on the pressure mode and set the timer for 5 minutes(high Pressure).
  • Once the timer is off, do quick pressure release(QPR), and set the saute mode on. Keep it on medium. 
  • Cook the carrots to evaporate all the liquid. Keep stirring in between.
  • If adding ricotta, microwave ricotta cheese for 4-5 minutes to evaporate the extra liquid. 
  • Add ricotta, mix nicely, keep mixing and stirring,take care it does not burn at the bottom. For vegan option add 1/2 cup of almond meal.
  • Add desi ghee/non-dairy butter and sugar, mix nicely and cook for another 7-8 minutes, till it is crumbly.


Cooking ghee/butter is an important step, do not skip it.
If you are allergic to nuts, avoid adding nuts, add pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
I have the Instant Pot Ultra Model, but these setting work for halwa  in other models as well. Only the display screen of Ultra is different than the earlier models.