Instant Pot Carrot Halwa

BM# 100: Week 2, Day 1
Theme : 3
ingredient Dishes

My attention span is short and my laziness quotient is gigantic. So when I started blogging, I looked at it as my latest craze. I was sure that I would loose my interest soon, so I took as a one year project with complete commitment and the plan was to keep the bragging rights for the rest of my life.

And that was 8 years back! (Everything I have written in that first post of mine holds true to this day, unfortunately. I am still an unpredictable cook!)

I can’t believe that I am blogging even now, but I know for sure that if not for Valli’s Blogging Marathon, I would have quit a long long time back. Group blogging makes me a little more committed. This close knit group means a lot more to me than just motivation to keep blogging. May 2019 is the 100th edition of Blogging marathon and I am so glad to be a part of this group and this particular edition.

Coming to the theme this week, its 3 ingredient dishes. So for Day 1, it’s carrot halwa recipe toned down to its bare bones. This recipe is from the book The Essential Indian Instant Pot cookbook. This would work perfectly well with regular pressure cooker too. I made this for a small get together yesterday. My friends brought some dishes too and the meal was a heavenly one!

So let’s get to the recipe.


  • 6 cups grated carrots (about 12 carrots)
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1 14oz condensed milk can


  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter
  • a teaspoon of cardamom
  • a handful of raisins


  1. Grate the carrots to get about 6 cups. I used my mini food processor for this.
  2. Combine the carrots with the milk and ghee(if using) and pressure cook in Manual setting for 8 minutes. Quick release the pressure once done.
  3. Take the lid off and add the condensed milk along with the cardamom and raisins, if using. Change program to Sauté and cook stirring in between until most of the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes or so.
  4. Serve sprinkled with nuts if preferred.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#100


10 thoughts on “Instant Pot Carrot Halwa

  1. Glad to be part of BM100 with so many talented bloggers. Carrot halwa looks so tempting. Seeing many IP recipes I am tempted to buy one soon


  2. It’s been very long that we blogged the same week Rajani. That thali looks amazing – yumm!!
    I have to try make this carrot halwa in the instant pot. Looks delicious.


  3. Thank you for the kind words Rajani, the group is alive because of all you guys.That thali is amazing and so glad to see this quick 3 ingredient dish!


  4. Nowadays I blog only for BM and it helps with the blog being up to date. Being part of it for 100 months is such a great pleasure. The thali looks amazing Rajani. Wish I could taste it. The three ingredients carrot halwa looks so rich and must be absolutely yum.


  5. Lovely thali! The carrot halwa looks delicious. Instant pot is a huge help in the kitchen. I am always glad to see dishes made in the IP.


  6. Look at that thali (am always smitten by the savoury than the desserts, sorry 😜). But gajar halwa made in any manner with any gadget takes a special place in my heart !


  7. So true! I don’t know how long I would have blogged if not for BM. The carrot halwa looks delicious. The condensed milk would have got such a creamy result. Looks yum! And such an elaborate thali!!


  8. Agree with you about BM, it does makes us committed and can’t believe it 100th bm. Carrot halwa as turned out very well in IP and that is one yummy platter.


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