The heart seems so much at peace when it sees that the climate is changing finally! We had a really hot September and October was also not showing much respite, making us wonder if we would have the “beach and barbeque” climate all the UAE residents look forward to. Finally, the last week showed a slight change in the scales. There were rains in some interior parts of the country and that surely affected the temperatures. Early mornings are cozy and the times after sunset are just apt for those long walks. Afternoons are still hot at times but hopefully soon they will become more comfortable. This means that it is nice to do some baking and hogging, and more cups of tea and coffee… 🙂
With the wave of healthy eating all over, it becomes difficult to sometimes control ourselves from not having sweets at all. After having made a change in my eating habits early last year, I did make my indulgences limited to once a month but off late, it had gone a little awry and now I am slowly reigning it back. Gajar Ka Halwa is surely once of my favorite Indian desserts, but then enjoying them with all the extra richness is usually not recommended all the time. Hehe… That is when I discovered a way of making it without compromising much on our desires. The reason I use “desire” is because it is surely not as rich, but serves the purpose. 🙂 It is amazing how without all the milk or cream in it, you can still have a dessert that tastes amazing. I had saved it up to have a little everyday, but then it got over in no time since the whole family liked it. Off to the recipe…
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 750 gm Delhi carrots, peeled and shredded
- ¼ cup water
- A pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp stevia
- 1 tbsp rose water
- Heat ghee in a saucepan. Add the carrots and saute till wilted. Add the water and salt and continue to cook till the carrots break down and become well done.
- Add the remaining ingredients except the rose water and cook till dry. Add the rosewater and switch off.
- Serve warm or cold, as per liking!
If you are in no mood to make any “diet style” Gajar Halwa, then here are the other recipes already on the blog, that will make sure to feed you the calories… 😉
Gajar Ka Halwa in my usual style and in pressure cooker
Gajar Ka Halwa with condensed milk
Quick fix in the microwave
If you need a little different, then Gajrela…