Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa


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low fat carrot halwa recipe is a healthy gajar ka halwa. The trick to this low fat Indian carrot pudding is to use low fat milk and dates as the sweetener.

Everybody loves to savour the traditional flavours of homemade mithais. If it includes a dose of good health, then it becomes all the more desirable and enjoyable, without guilt!

Here is an easy way to make tasty, low calorie gajar halwa, which is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. With the rich hue of carrots, the luxuriant taste of milk and the aesthetic touch of cardamom, this low fat carrot halwa is a really irresistible treat. If you are watching weight this healthy gajar ka halwa is definitely for you.

Gajar ka halwa recipe has a traditional charm that continues to please every generation of Indians! Here is a quick and healthy gajar ka halwa recipe made using the pressure cooker.

Packed with fresh carrots, this classic healthy gajar ka halwa provides you with plenty of vitamin A. We have sweetened the Low-Fat Carrot Halwa with iron-rich dates and completely avoided white sugar. This not only reduces the fat but also boosts the health quotient.

Each and every ingredient used to make low fat gajar ka halwa is healthy and so you can relish it without guilt.

You can also try other tasty but low-fat treats like the Sugar Free Shrikhand and the Low-Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce.

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Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa recipe - How to make Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Low Fat Carrot Halwa
2 cups thickly grated carrot
1 tsp ghee
1 cup low fat milk
1/4 cup deseeded and chopped dates (khajur)
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
Method
For low fat carrot halwa

    For low fat carrot halwa
  1. To make low-fat carrot halwa, heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the carrots and sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
  2. Add ¾ cup of milk and dates, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Add the remaining ¼ cup of milk and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Serve the low-fat carrot halwa hot.

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How to make low fat carrot halwa

  1. Before we begin making the low fat carrot halwa recipe | healthy gajar ka halwa |  low fat Indian carrot pudding | clean and wash the carrots. Make use of tender, juicy, firm red carrots to get that naturally sweet gajar ka halwa. 
  2. Peel it using a scraper and discard the skin. To get 2 cups of grated carrot we have used 4 medium-sized carrots.
  3. Grate the carrots using a box grater. You can use the shredding disc on your food processor but do not grind the carrots in a blender. Keep aside.
  4. To make low-fat gajar halwa, heat the ghee in a pressure cooker. Ghee imparts a wonderful flavor to the gajar halwa
  5. When the ghee melts, add the carrots.
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add ¾ cup of milk. This being a healthy, low-fat gajar ka halwa, we are making use of low-fat milk. If you want to make this dairy-free and vegan, you can use full-fat coconut milk and coconut oil instead of ghee but it sure won’t taste that good. 
  8. Add dates. Khajur is naturally sweet, rich in minerals and fibers. It is the best alternative for sugar and condensed milk hence we are making use of dates to sweeten and bring together the low-fat gajar halwa
  9. Mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Pressure-cooking helps in cooking the carrots quickly.
  10. Add the remaining ¼ cup of milk. You can toss in some almonds, pistachios, walnuts to make the healthy carrot halwa rich in unsaturated fatty acid. 
  11. Add cardamom powder to punch in some flavors in the low-fat carrot pudding
  12. Mix well.
  13. Cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring continuously. Our low fat carrot halwa recipe | healthy gajar ka halwa |  low fat Indian carrot pudding | is ready.
  14. Serve low fat carrot halwa | healthy gajar ka halwa |  low fat Indian carrot pudding | hot. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy48 cal
Protein2.2 g
Carbohydrates9.4 g
Fiber2.4 g
Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium40.7 mg

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Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
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 on 01 May 20 04:16 AM


Is there a way to make this recipe in an instapot? If so, which setting should be used and for how long?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Sorry we have not tried making in instapot.
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05 May 20 10:09 AM
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
5
 on 02 Aug 19 08:54 PM


How much is one serving of halwa ?
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Tarla Dalal    Karan, one serving is an estimate of what you would eat. This is a healthy Indian sweet where ghee is healthy for you. We have used dates as a sweetener in this recipe which works for diabetics also.
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03 Aug 19 09:55 AM
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
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 on 24 Mar 19 11:17 PM


The ghee measurement is not mentioned in the recipe. Pls procide that.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Nirali, Apologies for the same. We have now rectified the recipe and mentioned the quantity of ghee.
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25 Mar 19 03:30 PM
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
5
 on 25 Apr 17 12:37 PM


It taste very well and has nutritional value, very nice and i loved it.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anand, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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25 Apr 17 04:02 PM
Gajar Halwa
5
 on 13 Feb 17 04:07 PM


Tastes similar to authentic gajar halwa with a slight sweet taste of dates... But it''s a great option to add sweetness to sweets using dates instead of refined sugar. I will follow only this recipe henceforth.
Gajar Halwa
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 on 23 Jul 16 11:58 PM


I like it
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Lubna, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe, do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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25 Jul 16 08:48 AM
Gajar Halwa
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 on 25 Oct 11 06:48 PM