Healthy Recipes for optimal health


Low Calorie Gajar ka Halwa :Carrot Pudding : Ayurveda Recipe

Low Calorie Gajar  ka Halwa :Carrot Pudding : Ayurveda Recipe


This pudding/halwa can easily satisfy your crave for sweets. This weekend I had made this dessert for my family and friends and they loved this low calorie gluten free dessert. This dessert will not come very thick but the taste is amazing as the carrots are rich in fantastic aroma and vitamin A. Oh! You can’t ignore the aroma of cinnamon and cardamom.:)

Durga Puja (Navaratri to Dasera) , the most awaited festival for Bengalis  is knocking at our door .We are  excited about this festive season and I am eager  to share all my experience and recipes  during this time. This dessert and another so many desserts,recipes are part of our festive cousine.

Here is one of my favorite Protima (goddess Idol) from my previous album:



4 cups Carrots
4 cups low fat milk
4 tsp Sugar or sugar substitute (like stevia if you are diabetic)
1 tbsp raisin
2 piece cardamom
1 stick cinnamon


Combine the carrots with the milk and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Add the sugar/sugar substitute , raisin, cinnamon  and cardamom and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.

Nutritional Information:
8 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81.4
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 2.5 mg
Sodium 95.8 mg
Potassium 410.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 12.4 g
Protein 4.8 g
Vitamin A 159.0 %
Vitamin B-12 7.8 %
Vitamin B-6 7.1 %
Vitamin C 8.5 %
Vitamin D 12.5 %
Vitamin E 1.8 %



Vegetable Pulao:Basmati Rice with Seasonal Vegetables:

Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao

This Dish is  very easy and mesmerizing .It’s a big hit in my family and friends.My kids always love the fragrance of Basmati rice and enjoy the dish withChili Paneer

Plenty of vegetables are available at the market now in this winter.This week I bought many vegetables like cauliflower,beans,carrot,peas and many others.You can add your favorite veggies  and make it more healthy.


3 cup Basmati Rice
6 cup water
1/2 cup beans cut in small pieces
1/4 cup peas
1/2 cup carrot cut in small pieces
2 tbsp Raisin
1 tbsp cashew nut
1 tbsp cardamom
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp ghee
2 tsp salt
4 tsp sugar(optional)


Wash the rice and keep aside.Heat a Large Pan and melt the ghee.Add the Spices( cinnamon and cardamom) and saute for two minutes.Then add the veggies and stir for five minutes.After that add washed rice, salt ,sugar,raisin and cashew.Mix well and add water.Keep the flame low and wait for 25 minutes. When the rice is tender its ready to Serve.

Serving Size:6

Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao

Note:Here I have used 6 cups of water for 3 cups of rice.If you want to save time then you can use pressure cooker and give one whistle.You can use the vegetables you like.

Please click on this link for the side dish Chili Paneer:https://tanusreeroy.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/chili-paneer-cottage-cheesethe-indo-chinese-dish/


Nutritional Information:
6 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178.1
Total Fat 5.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 10.0 mg
Sodium 798.9 mg
Potassium 124.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30.7 g
Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
Sugars 6.7 g
Protein 3.1 g
Vitamin A 36.6 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 2.5 %
Vitamin C 11.3 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.8 %

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Healthy Recipes : Vegetable Ball in Tasty gravy

Healthy vegetable recipe

Healthy vegetable recipe

This Sunday my daughters liked to have this recipe as they love Chinese type dish very much.All veggies in this have  good nutrients & the elders will love it also.My family love it to have with basmati rice.Once I made this in my daughter’s Birth Day,and their friends loved it!They just don’t want to believe that it was made from veggies.Because it’s very hard to make the children eat vegetable.if you like it please share it with me.


For the balls:

2 medium carrots
2 medium Potato
100 gram green bean
100 gram cabbage
200 gram wheat bread
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt

For gravy:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 large onion(cut in large piece)
1 green Capsicum(cut in large piece)
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon ginger
1/tablespoon garlic
2 piece green chili


For the balls:

Boil vegetable in pressure cooker. After boiling reduce excess water.Mix veggies with tomato sauce and salt.make small balls. Deep fry them.Keep Aside.

For gravy:

Heat oil in nonstick pan.Stir fry the onion, chili, & capsicum for 10- 15 minutes.Add the sauces .After 5 minutes add water and cornstarch. Boil for 5 minutes.pour it on the balls.Serve hot.

Nutritional Information:
6 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224.2
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.3 mg
Sodium 1,098.6 mg
Potassium 676.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44.1 g
Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
Sugars 3.2 g
Protein 7.1 g
Vitamin A 53.2 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 22.9 %
Vitamin C 79.0 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 6.0 %