Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

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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.

Packed with fresh carrots, this classic recipe 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.

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

Enjoy how to make Low Fat Carrot Halwa recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

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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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

  1. 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 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


Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
 on 02 Aug 19 08:54 PM

How much is one serving of halwa ?
Tarla Dalal
03 Aug 19 09:55 AM
   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.
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
 on 24 Mar 19 11:17 PM

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

It taste very well and has nutritional value, very nice and i loved it.
Tarla Dalal
25 Apr 17 04:02 PM
   Hi Anand, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Gajar Halwa
 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
 on 23 Jul 16 11:58 PM

I like it
Tarla Dalal
25 Jul 16 08:48 AM
   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 !!
Gajar Halwa
 on 25 Oct 11 06:48 PM