Carrot Halwa (Carrot pudding)

  • recipe image cover
  • recipe image cover

BOOKMARK

PRINT

DELICIOUS

Description

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.

Method:

  1. Make cashew paste and Date paste first. See below.
  2. In a pan, sauté the shredded carrot for 8-10 minutes, stirring intermittently.
  3. Add cashew paste (see below) and mix well.
  4. Let it cook for 2 minutes then add the almond milk. We use homemade almond milk for this recipe.
  5. Stir it for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add 1 1/2 cups of date paste (see below). Mix it well.
  7. Let it cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Add the elaichi/ cardamom powder and stir it well.
  9. Dry roast cashews and raisins in a separate pan. Add these to the halwa.
  10. Transfer to a serving bowl. It can be served at room temperature or chilled.

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.

Ingredients

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)
10 cashews
10 raisins
1/4 teaspoon of elaichi (cardamom) powder
X
X