Mixed halwa

Posted on October 16, 2009. Filed under: Sweets | Tags: , |

A vegetable sweet delight! The natural sweetness of carrots and beetroot helps to cut down on the amount of sugar required, thus making this halwa low in calories. You will not miss the usual texture and mouthfeel as we have added low fat mava too.

Cooking Time : Cooking Time
Preparation Time : 15 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
¾ cup grated white pumpkin (doodhi/ lauki)
¾ cup grated carrots
¾ cup grated beetroot
1¾ cups low fat milk
1½ tbsp sugar substitute
¼ cup low fat mava (khoya)
¼ tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1 tsp ghee
For the garnish
1 tsp finely chopped almonds (badam)
Method
1. Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan, add the white pumpkin, carrots and beetroot and cook stirring continuously for 5 to 7 minutes till the vegetables are half-cooked. Sprinkle some water if required.
2. Add the milk, sugar substitute and mava and bring to boil.
3. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes while stirring occasionally.
4. Add the cardamom powder and stir for 5 to 7 minutes till the moisture has evapourated.
5. Serve hot garnished with almonds.

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