Sugar Free Gajar Ka Halwa; Treat For Diabetics
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Gajar ka halwa, the most popular Indian dessert, is a traditional holiday delight that nobody can ever resist. A carrot-based sweet dessert pudding from Punjab is called gajar ka halwa, also known as gajorer halua, gajrela, gajar pak, and carrot halwa. It is prepared by adding grated carrots to a saucepan with a certain quantity of water, milk, sugar, and cardamom.  Carrots are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins B6 and K, which support a healthy nervous system and enhance brain function. In addition to protecting the body from free radical damage, antioxidants also prevent harmful bacteria, viruses, and inflammation. The mixture is then cooked while being stirred often. 

Here is a quick and simple dish without sugar that you may make at home for your loved ones. 


1. 8-10 carrots (medium), grated

2. 3 tbsp pure ghee

3. 2 cups milk

4. 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder

5. 10-15 Sultanas

6. 1/3 cup sugar substitute (optional)

7. 1/4 cup khoya, grated

8. 10-12 pistachios (blanched and peeled), sliced

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1. In a kadai that is non-stick, warm the pure ghee. For about five minutes, add the grated carrots and continue to sauté. 

2. Cook after adding the skimmed milk. 

3. Combine the green cardamom powder with the sultanas and sugar substitute, if using. 

4. For ten to fifteen minutes, cook. 

5. Mix in the khoya.

6. Cook the mixture until it is nearly dry.

7. Add pistachios as a garnish.

8. Serve cold or hot.