Carrot Halwa (Carrot pudding)

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Carrot Halwa (or Gajar ka Halwa) is one of the most popular Indian Desserts. Traditional Halwa recipe has milk and ghee (clarified butter). Here is a recipe for tasty Carrot Halwa with no dairy and no oil. Several of our friends tasted this and were pleasantly surprise how good it is.

Servings 8-10, Cooking/Prep time 30 mins.

Method:

Make cashew paste and Date paste first. See below.

In a pan, saute the shredded carrot for 8-10 mins, stir intermittently. Add cashew paste (see below) mix it well. Let it cook for 2 mins then add almond milk. We use homemade almond milk for this recipe. Stir it for 2-3 mins. Add one and half cup date paste (See below). Mix it well. Let it cook for 3 mins. Add elaichi/ cardamom powder and stir well.

Dry roast cashews and raisins in a separate pan. Add these to the halwa. Transfer to serving bowl. It can be served at room temperature or chilled.

Hints: Cashew cream – 2 ounces or 60 grams of cashews when blended in a small grinder with 4 Tablespoons of water will make 4 Tablespoons of cashew pate.

Date Paste – one and half cup of dates when blended with 3/4 cup of water makes one and half cup of date paste.

Click here for recipe for homemade almond milk.

Ingredients

Carrots – 400 grams or 3 cups shredded carrot
2 Tablespoons cashew cream (see method section for recipe of cashew cream)
1 cup almond milk
1 and half cup date paste (see method section for recipe of date paste)
10 cashews
10 raisins
1/4 tsp elaichi (cardamom) powder
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