Low Calorie Gajar Halwa

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!


Serve with Low Fat Rabri for a creamy mouthfeel.

Low Calorie Gajar Halwa recipe - How to make Low Calorie Gajar Halwa

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients

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

Method
    Method
  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 (Abbrv) per serving
Energy169 cal
Protein2.9 g
Carbohydrates23 g
Fiber3.9 g
Fat6.9 g
Cholesterol1.6 mg
Sodium33.2 mg

Reviews

Low Calorie Gajar Halwa
 on 02 Jan 16 01:14 PM
5

Leaving the grated carrots in the slow cooker then later adding a little bit of milk worked out well for me. In the morning transferred into an open pan over high heat dried the liquid added sugar and a little bit of Ghee. Kept stirring and added sunflower seeds. Well happy with it.
Tarla Dalal
02 Jan 16 03:41 PM
   Thanks A. Pujji. So happy the recipe worked for you. Keep posting.
Low Calorie Gajar Halwa ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)
 on 16 Dec 14 01:35 PM
5

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...