Low Calorie Gajar Halwa

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Like the evergreen filmy numbers of the 70s, Gajar Halwa is a traditional hit you cannot resist! However, even a single serving can be dynamite for weight-watchers, as it is loaded with ghee and khoya. Here is a Low-Calorie Gajar Halwa that will please your palate at just 109 kcal and 4.8 gm of fat per serving. Steaming the carrots in the steamer decreases the amount of ghee needed. Likewise, replacing khoya with a small quantity of milk powder, and eliminating almonds does away with more calories. It’s time to pamper your sweet tooth now!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 3 servings
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3 cups grated carrot
1 tbsp melted ghee
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp milk powder
2 tbsp low-fat milk , 99.7% fat free
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

  1. Place the carrots in a sieve and steam for 5 minutes in a steamer. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the steamed carrots, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the milk powder and milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  6. Serve warm or store refrigerated in an air-tight container till serving.

Nutrient values per serving
109 kcal 4.8 gm

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 on 16 Dec 14 01:35 PM

great dessert option for weight watchers.... without the use of any mava and restricted qty of sugar. pressure cooking the carrots reduces the cooking time as well...