My breakthrough in creating a low-fat, dairy-free version of one of my favorite Indian desserts came while enjoying a salad. It had a low-fat dressing made with chia seeds, which dissolve to a silky goo when wet. Could chia seeds replace the heavy cream and butter in Gajar Halwa? Yes! This brilliant orange dessert is easy enough for a week-night supper and festive enough for a holiday potluck or feast. It's gluten-free, too.