Do you know why winters are our favorite season? Well, you guessed it right. It is all because of gajar ka halwa. How about we present to you a Low Carb/Low Fat Gajar ka halwa version. Winters and gajar ka halwa go hand in hand. It surely takes some time to make but the flavor, the aroma, the taste is surely worth the wait.
The best part about gajar ka halwa is that it is not only tasty but it is highly nutritious as well. The main component of the halwa are carrots and milk. And all of us know, how nutritious these two ingredients are.
Carrots be it of any color (orange or red) are loaded with nutrients. You must have heard that carrots are a rich source of vitamin A. They are not only rich in vitamin A but also a good source of fiber. Carrots also contain potassium, vitamin C and manganese.
During winters, we get really fresh carrots that can be easily incorporated in diet. For instance, you can make carrot stuffed paranthe, carrot cake, carrot kheer, carrot and methi sabzi and above all, you can have gajar ka halwa. You can also have carrots in salads. They have a rich red color which makes them more appealing.
On the other hand, we all know that milk is an amazing source of protein. No only protein, it is also rich in calcium. Do you know that 1 glass of milk, i.e., 250 ml gives you around 8g of proteins? Isn’t it great!
So now, when you mix these two amazing sources of nutrients together, you get the most ever tasty combination of all times. And that is, “gajar ka halwa”. Well, by now, you must have guessed that I really love gajar ka halwa.
The best thing about this halwa is that you don’t need sugar. You can make this without sugar and the sweetness will come from carrots and milk. So yes, it is also diabetic friendly. If you want, you can add stevia or erythritol to it.
There are 2 ways to make this halwa. You can make it in a pressure cooker to make it quick. Or you can use a pot to slow cook it. In this recipe, we will be making a quick gajar ka halwa.
Let’s dig into the recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients to make Gajar ka halwa:
Carrot: 2 cups grated
Milk: 1.5 cups
Ghee: 1 tablespoon
Sweetener (optional): Stevia/Erythritol/Monk fruit extract/Xylitol
Elaichi (cardamom) powder: ¼ tsp
Almonds and cashew-nuts: for garnishing (can also add raisins)
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Method of preparation:
- Firstly, to make gajar ka halwa in a pressure cooker, heat the ghee and add grated carrots to it. Sauté for a minute on medium flame. Make sure to stir continuously.
- Secondly, add milk to the cooker and cover it with the lid. Let it cook for 1 whistle.
- Thirdly, open the lid after the steam passes. Add ealichi powder and the sweetener (optional). Now, mix all the ingredients well. And cook for about 4 minutes on high flame. Make sure to stir continuously otherwise it might get burnt.
And your quick low carb/low fat gajar ka halwa is ready. Serve it hot with garnished almonds and cashew-nuts!
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