Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding) – Low Calorie

gajar ka halwa low calorie 

Punjab is a state located in the northwest of India. The people of Punjab, are very particular about their food. They always pick fresh ingredients and accept nothing but the best, and you can see that in every angle of their lives, including cooking.

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Our dessert today is Punjabi in nationality but loved internationally. Gajar ka Halwa is made on weddings and parties, but I’m not waiting for someone to get married or through a party to have this delight.

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I crave for it often and no one can blame me. It’s amazing how you take a vegetable like carrot and make an awesome dessert out of it. This creamy in texture, rich, and sophisticated delicacy is now diabetic friendly and with less calories :)

gajar halwa low calorie 

My method is a bit different, only because I’ve used low fat milk, and low fat milk burns quickly, so I’m not cooking the carrot in milk from the start, but the outcome is amazing.

Gajar Ka Halwah (Carrot pudding)

Serves 2. One serving 204 calories

1 Tablespoon butter

2 cups grated carrot

2 1/2 cups hot water

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1 cup milk

Pinch of saffron (optional)

1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

– In hot pan, melt butter.

– Add carrot. Stir over medium heat, for 4 minutes.

– Add hot water. Let simmer until water evaporates.

– Add sugar. Stir. Add milk, saffron, and cardamom. Stir occasionally.

– Gajar halwa is done when the milk evaporates.

– This dish best served warm.

Note: In my videos I use white sugar since a family member can’t tolerate brown sugar.


9 thoughts on “Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding) – Low Calorie

  1. foodwanderings

    Do you know that I never ever had gajar halwa. My mom never made it. She as well as I make milk halwa though. Love the pop of orange color here and you managed to make it low calorie? Brilliant!

    1. munatycooking

      My mom hardly made desserts for us, so I’m compensating now :) … I love Indian sweets and Gajar Ka Halwa is one of them but I only go for homemade, store bought are mostly dry!

  2. sanam

    Thanks Muna! I made this the other night and every body in my family loved it. It’s definitely a new comfort food of mine. I think I should have finely grated the carrots though. It didn’t look quite right. But the taste was amazing and I loved how it was low-calorie.

    1. munatycooking

      Hi Sanam, I’m glad you and your family liked my low calorie version of Gajar Ka Halwa :) …. You are right about finely grating the carrots, that contribute in making it creamy in texture! Hope you try my other recipes too!


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