Vegan carrot halwa recipe With step by step photos. This vegan carrot halwa is a classic Indian carrot pudding made with grated carrots, almond milk, sugar and dry fruits.

Ingredients

  • ▢2.5 cups grated carrots
  • ▢2.5 cups almond milk
  • ▢8 tablespoons regular sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar – add more or less as required
  • ▢¼ or ⅓ cup almond paste (optional)
  • ▢5 to 6 green cardamom – powdered or crushed
  • ▢8 to 10 unsalted whole or chopped cashews
  • ▢7 to 8 unsalted pistachois – sliced or chopped
  • ▢12 to 15 golden raisins
  • ▢a pinch of saffron – optional
  • ▢2 to 2.5 tablespoons neutral flavored oil or sunflower oil

Instructions

  • Wash, peel and grate the carrots.
  • Mix the almond milk and grated carrot together in a pan.
  • Keep on fire and allow the mixture to simmer.
  • Continue to simmer and cook stirring in between.
  • After 15-20 minutes add cardamom powder and stir.
  • When the mixture has started thickening, add sugar & oil.
  • Stir and continue to cook.
  • When the mixture has almost dried, add the almond paste and dry fruits.
  • Stir and cook further for 2-3 minutes. Serve vegan carrot halwa hot or warm.
  • It can be also refrigerated and served cold. This vegan carrot halwa stays good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

How to make vegan carrot halwa with almond milk

1: first is the tedious job of grating carrots. Use a food processor for quick results.

grate carrots for carrot halwa recipe

2: mix the almond milk and carrots together in a pan or kadai/wok.

mix milk and carrots for carrot halwa recipe

3: put the pan on fire and bring the whole carrot – almond mixture to a gentle boil on a low or medium flame. Better to cook on a low or medium flame as slow cooking gives a better taste and the mixture does not have less chances to stick to the pan. Use a heavy based non reactive pan or a non stick pan or a wok to make the halwa.

boiling carrots for carrot halwa recipe

4: then simmer and let the carrots-milk mixture cook further. This whole process of cooking the carrots in the milk, takes about 35-45 minutes or more on a low flame. After 12 minutes this is how the mixture appears.

cooking carrots for carrot halwa recipe

5: once the carrots are half cooked ie. After overall after 18 minutes add the cardamom powder & stir.

cardamom to make carrot halwa recipe

6: continue to stir in between. After 3-4 minutes, add the oil and sugar.

making vegan carrot halwa recipe

7: stir and let the mixture thicken. Continue to cook.  after 5 minutes…

cooking the carrot halwa recipe

8: when the liquids in the mixture have almost dried, add raisins, cashews, saffron and almond paste.

dry fruits to make vegan carrot halwa

9: stir and cook for 2-3 minutes till the moisture dries up. Serve the vegan carrot halwa hot or warm. you can have this vegan carrot halwa cold too. If stored in a refrigerator then this vegan carrot pudding stays good for 3-4 days.

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