Gajar Halwa Recipe

Gajar halwa is a traditional indian dessert made with toasted carots cooked in a milk and sugar mix. Cooked to a thick and sticky consistency, the gajar halwa is flavored with cardamom and is very delicious.This is a special low sugar recipe great for diabetics as well as for people on low carb diet. Adapted from the Lantus book of recipes.
Gajar Halwa
submitted by sumit at


Health IndexJust EnjoyServings5


 Grated carrots2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Low fat milk2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Low fat milk powder6 Tablespoon
 Sugar substitute10 Gram (2 Sachets)
 Cardamom powder1⁄2 Teaspoon (Elaichi Powder)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 65 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.34 g0.53%

Saturated Fat 0.11 g0.56%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1.9 mg

Sodium 97.4 mg4.1%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.1%

Sugars 8.3 g

Protein 5 g9.8%

Vitamin A 1.4% Vitamin C 1.7%

Calcium 16.7% Iron 0.59%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Add carrots to milk and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
Add milk powder and cardamom powder, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously.
Add sugar substitute and mix well.
Serve hot.



Humarif says :

I do not have a pressure cooker and instead of low fat milk powder what else can I put?
Posted on: 19 August 2010 - 1:44pm

Anonymous says :

I have tried using it with normal Low fat milk and it worked for me!
Posted on: 19 August 2010 - 8:50pm

Humarif says :

Thank you
Posted on: 20 August 2010 - 12:21pm