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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Low Cal, Microwave Version Carrot Halwa

This microwave version of the north Indian classic treat carrot halwa aka gajar ka halwa is a great substitute if one is looking for a quick and low calorie version. I am the one who mostly ends up consuming the sweet stuff prepared in my home and so, I try to cut calories from those dishes whenever and as much as possible and go for quick versions. This version though not as rich as the traditional version, still tastes good. This can be prepared on the stove top too. I have prepared a small portion here but it can be scaled for a larger quantity.

2 cups grated carrot
1 cup fat-free milk 
Sugar to taste (I used 6 gm. splenda)
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Nuts to garnish
* Add milk and carrot to a microwave safe bowl and cook stirring occasionally in the microwave, until the milk evaporates. (Saute carrot in a tbsp. of ghee before adding milk if preferred.)
* Next add sugar and cardamom to the carrot mixture. Continue to cook until the mixture until the sugar dissolves and incorporates into the mixture.
* Garnish with nuts and serve warm or chilled.

Other versions posted here.
Carrot - Almond halwa
Carrot Halwa (Microwave version)

This goes to Blogging marathon #73, under the theme 'Sweets prepared in less than an hour'. Check here to find out what the other marathoners are cooking as part of the BM.



Sharmila kingsly said...

Looks so delicious and lovely!!

Gayathri Kumar said...

This looks so colourful and what a quick way of doing this! Yum..

vaishali sabnani said...

Cool ! The MW version sounds fantastic , quick and easy !

Priya Suresh said...

Am in love with this microwave version of carrot halwa, tempting to the core.

Srividhya said...

Love these easy microwave version. Perfect for holi.

Harini R said...

Definitely a faster version and a healthier one too. Looks vibrant and tempting.

Archana said...

Looks yum Suma. I too must consider making the sweets in the microwave.

Pavani said...

It's a great idea to make carrot halwa in the microwave -- quick and easy.

Srivalli said...

Surely looks so good Suma, I am sure this will make even the low cal sound good right..love gajjar halwa anyways..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Perfect for entertaining and the low cal makes it guilt free to eat one of my favorite sweets.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

our family's favorite dessert! love this quick version!