Please follow the recipe EXACTLY as stated for the first few times. Standardize your pressure cooker
before starting the recipe if you have not done so earlier. This is done to ensure that the timings work the same way as it works for OPOS recipes. Take a 2L pressure cooker.
Add 3 tbsp water to it.
Add grated carrots next. I used the smallest hole in my grater for a creamier texture. But you can use the bigger holes as well.
Follow it up with sugar. Like I mention in the tips section, 1 cup is used in the original recipe. I have cut it down to 2/3 cup (which is still sweet in my opinion).
Then comes 1 tbsp Ghee. I might have added a tsp or 2 more ;)
Top that with the unsweetened milk powder.
Close the lid with weight on. Heat on high. The flame should cover the bottom of the cooker. Make sure it does not extend to the sides. Will cause the handles to burn. Set Timer to 10 minutes. The cooking time can be anywhere from 6-10 minutes. Make sure not to extend 10 minutes.
Stay nearby. Within few minutes there should be a pressure build up. If there isn't, check to see if there is steam escaping by the sides.That means your gasket needs changing! The number of whistles DOES NOT MATTER in this recipe since it will depend on the amount of moisture in your carrots. More the moisture, more the number of whistles. Keep a lookout for a burning smell. If you get it, switch off heat, manually release pressure and mix the contents. 99.99% cases the food is still not burnt when you start getting a faint burning smell. Hence it is crucial to stand by to avoid burning and wasting food.
I have tried this exact recipe at least 6-7 times and I have cooked it till 10 minutes mark with varying number of whistles (12-18). Your whistles can be much more. Don't worry about that. Just use 10 minute mark and your nose as a guideline. Switch off the heat once the time is up. Manually release the pressure.
Caution: So depending on the ingredients, yours might be done before the 10 minute mark. That's when the faint burning smell will start. If it does, switch off the heat, release pressure and proceed with the following.
This is how it looks upon opening.
until well combined. No burning or sticking. Mine is of perfect consistency. But if yours is too watery - cook for few more minutes in open cooker until it thickens. If you think it has become very hard, next time try reducing the cooking time by a minute or two. The kind of carrots used dictate the cooking time. Garnish with nuts of your choice.