Gajar Halwa Recipe [Healthy Version]

Don’t like carrots? Try Gajar Halwa for once in your lifetime. You will fall in love with it!

Yes! This recipe completely transforms the bland raw carrots into a lip-smacking dessert.

Originating from the land of Punjab, the Gajar Halwa has now become an integral part of Indian sweet dishes. It’s an easy to make recipe, but you may not want to consume the traditionally made dish on regular basis.

Generally, it is made with Ghee/clarified butter and other rich ingredients, which of course is not a great thing if you’re diabetic or health conscious.

In the following recipe, I have shown you a slightly healthier version of authentic Halwa without compromising on the taste. You can even substitute sugar for sweeteners and normal milk for low fat milk. These substitutes will definitely reduce the calories from your dish, but the taste may differ.

Total Time – 25 mins

Serves – 4 people

Ingredients

  • Carrots – 4-5, peeled and grated
  • Sugar – 8/10 tablespoon
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Milk – 1/2 liter
  • ¬†Cardamom Powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Instructions

1. Get a heavy bottomed pan or wok and heat oil in it.

2. Add all the grated carrots in hot oil.

3. Stir fry them for 4-5 minutes so that the rawness of carrots goes away.

4. Add milk and sugar in the pan.

5. Now, cook this mixture on medium flame for another 5 minutes.

6. If the carrots are half done, add cardamom powder into it and mix well. Keep the heat on to low-medium flame and cover the pan with lid.

7. Let it cook for 5-6 minutes more until the milk gets reduced.

8. Check the consistency of your halwa. If it looks good, turn off the flame.

9. You can serve it hot in a plate.

For those who prefer chilled halwa, just wait till it gets to room temperature and then put it into the refrigerator.

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