Dates to Sesame: 7 uncommon Halwa types that are good for health

Indian halwa, a sweet treat, is traditionally rich in sugar and ghee, but here are 7 unique, healthier variants to savor.

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Dates Halwa

Halwa made with dates is unique and healthy option as dates contain natural sugar and are also rich in minerals, vitamins and fibres. 

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Beetroot Halwa

Made with grated beetroot, milk and a very small amount of sugar, beetroot halwa is a healthier option as it contains antioxidants, vitamins and iron.

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Black Sesame Halwa

Black sesame halwa is made from black sesame seeds, which are a rich source of essential nutrients, including calcium, iron, and healthy fats.

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Anjeer (Fig) Halwa

Figs are rich in fibres, vitamins and minerals. Making halwa with them is a better option as they provide natural sweetness and a unique flavor.

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Water Chestnut Halwa

Made with water chestnut flour, ghee and jaggery, water chestnut halwa is low in calories and provide essential nutrients.

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Bottle Gourd Halwa

Lauki halwa is made from grated bottle gourd, milk, and sweetened with a moderate amount of sugar or jaggery. It's a nutritious and low-calorie option.

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Pumpkin Halwa

Pumpkin halwa is a delicious option that offers vitamins and antioxidants. It's sweetened with a moderate amount of sugar.

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