Carrot Halwa (or Gajar ka Halwa) is one of the most popular Indian desserts. The traditional Halwa recipe has milk and ghee (clarified butter). Here is a recipe for a tasty Carrot Halwa with no dairy and no oil. Several of our friends tasted this and were pleasantly surprised by how good it is.
Servings 8-10, Cooking/Prep time 30 mins.
To make Cashew Cream: Blend 2 ounces or 60 grams of cashews in a small grinder with 4 tablespoons of water. This will make 4 tablespoons of cashew paste.
To make Date Paste: Blend 1 1/2 cups of dates with 3/4 cup of water. This will make 1 1/2 cups of date paste.
Click here for the recipe for homemade almond milk.
|3 cups or 400 grams of carrots, shredded|
|2 tablespoons of cashew cream (see the method section for the recipe)|
|1 cup of almond milk|
|1 1/2 cups of date paste (see the method section for the recipe)|
|1/4 teaspoon of elaichi (cardamom) powder|