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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa reminds me of many childhood memories when my mum used to make it. At that time I was having the non vegan full fat version. Veganising carrot halwa is very easy. However, it does take as long as the non-vegan version to cook which is a full hour or more. So, I tend to make it less often. But when I do make carrot halwa, it is really a treat. And I wondered how I managed to not feature it here yet despite it being my all time favourite dessert!

The vegan version is by far healthier. I only used 1 teaspoon of coconut oil as opposed to 1/2 cup of ghee.


Ingredients (4-5 servings)
500g carrots (about 6-7 carrots, grated)
5-6 cardamom pods
1/3 cup soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon coconut cream (optional)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Toasted coconut flakes or chopped almonds (optional)

For the almond milk:
50 almond kernels (omit if using ready made almond milk)
1 litre hot water (or 1 litre almond milk)

  • Place almonds to soak in water.  You can pre-soak the almonds for four hours in cold water or use hot water and just soak for the cooking time of the carrots.
  • Meanwhile grate the carrots, place in a non-stick heavy bottom pan. Add sugar. Cover and cook until carrots are soft and reduced to half the volume. This will take about 40 minutes.
  • You can peel the soaked almonds if you like. Place the almonds and water into a blender and liquify. Sieve through a fine mesh cloth and squeeze out all the juice.
  • Pour this almond milk into the carrots, add cardamom pods and cook until all liquid has reduced. This will take about 30 - 40 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Add coconut cream if using. Stir well.
  • Add coconut oil and stir well over medium heat for a few minutes. Add raisins, top with some toasted coconut flakes or chopped almonds and serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold.
This can also be placed into a dish to set and cut into squares.


  1. I've never tried it before- it sounds delicious!

  2. I never had carrot halwa. This looks delicious!

  3. I love, love ,love carrot halwa so I am going to have to try this when I get some spare time!

  4. I have never tasted this but it sure looks great. Thanks for sharing Lovie Butterfly...Missed your blogging.

  5. Mmm, sounds delicious. It's fun veganizing childhood favorites.

  6. Sounds yummy -- I'll have to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा7 May 2011 at 03:48

    This sounds very good.


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