Healthy gajar halwa with zero ghee (clarified butter), low fat milk and sweetness of dates.
What if I told you eating this dessert is like having salad along with half a cup of milk? Sounds much healthier right? With roughly around 50-55 calories per serving, this healthy gajar halwa must surely win a place in your go to desserts. Carrot is a nutritious vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. It is a low calorie snack full of antioxidants. Using carrot in desserts is a wonderful way of adding nutrition and satisfying your sweet tooth. Using just 3 ingredients, you can turn your salad into a drool worthy dessert in a couple of minutes and enjoy a healthy dessert.
Packed with the goodness of fresh carrots and iron rich dates, gajar halwa provides you with a good dose of vitamin A. We have completely avoided refined white sugar and clarified butter. It not only keeps the fat percentage low but also boosts health. Add some nuts of your choice to add on some extra nutrition with good fats. I personally prefer adding some roasted almonds and cashews along with raisins. This gives gajar halwa a nice crunch with enhanced flavor in each bite.
There are many ways to serve halwa but nothing can beat my sister’s way of presenting it. She loves dessert in cups, be it halwa or ice cream. I actually feel it makes them more presentable. Credits for these beautiful food photography goes to her.
Here is a healthy low fat gajar halwa recipe for you. This recipe is a blessing for those who are on diet yet want to enjoy a dessert after every meal.
If you are a gulab jamun lover, don’t miss out on our healthy baked gulab jamun recipe too.
Healthy Gajar Halwa
- Cooking pan
- 1 cup carrot freshly grated
- 1/2 cup low fat milk
- 1/4 cup dates seedless
- 1 pinch saffron optional
- handful dried fruits/ nuts optional
- In a pan, add grated carrots and milk. Boil it for 10 minutes.
- Add blended dates, saffron and nuts of your choice.
- Cook in a low flame until most of the milk has evaporated.
- Add some grated beetroot along with carrots for an eye catchy color and extra goodness of beetroot.
- You can use honey/ molasses/ jaggery as sweetener instead of dates.
- Soak saffron in warm milk for 2-3 minutes before adding to the halwa. This will enhance it’s flavor.
- Garnish your halwa with roasted nuts and dried fruits for a cruch.