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Gajar ka halwa tart

Festive perfect Indian fusion dessert, gajar ka halwa tarts is a delicious treat topped with kesar elaichi whipped cream. Try out this version to enjoy your carrot pudding tart.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
for cooling the halwa 1 hour
Course Dessert, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Fusion, Indian, Kids choice, Vegetarian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 pie tin detatachable base is better
  • 1 deep pot for making the carrot pudding
  • mixing bowls and spoons.
  • 1 food processor for making the short crust pastry and the whipping cream.


For the instant pot carrot halwa

  • 4 cups carrots grated fine.
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1/4 cup Mawa / Khoya grated
  • 4 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder

For Elaichi whipped cream

for the topping

  • 1 tbsp pistachios crushed


  • Make the shortcrust pastry as in the link.
  • Flattening it to about 1/2 cm thick and to fit a medium sized pie tin.
  • Cut off the excess on the sides with scissors and press it down gently with a fork to make a pretty pattern.
  • Use the fork and pinch plenty of holes in the piebody. this will prevent it from rising. You can also use piebeads or baking beans to keep the cust from puffing up.
  • Bake at 170 degrees for 12 minutes.
  • Chek the crust it should be golden and crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and set to cool.

For the instant pot carrot halwa

  • To the instant pot inner pot add the ghee and set to saute mode.
  • Once the ghee starts melting add the carrots and saute it for a minute.
  • Add the milk and cook it under manual high pressure for 1 minute.
  • Once the pressure is released, open the lid.
  • Add the sugar and set to saute mode.
  • Mix so that the sugar coats evenly and saute till the liquid is almost evaporated ( about 6 - 8 minutes).
  • Continuously mash with the back of the ladle.
  • Add the khoya/ mawa and continue mixing till it is creamy.
  • Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Remove from the instant pot and set the carrot halwa to cool.

For the kesar elaichi whipped cream

  • Set the food processor with the whipping attachment.
  • Add the heavy cream and whip continiuously.
  • After about a minute of whipping add a tbsp of the kesar elaichi syrup and continue whipping.
  • Add a further tbsp of the syrup and continue further,
  • Once soft peaks are achieved, remove and chill till use.

To assemble the pie

  • Set the piecrust ready
  • Scoop in the cooled carrot halwa and smooth it evenly to fill the pie crust.
  • Top this with the whipped cream and flatten the whipped cream a bit.
  • Add the crushed nuts on top.
  • The pie is now ready to be served.
    gajar ka halwa tart
Keyword Indian desserts
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