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5 from 9 votes

Vegan Carrot Halwa

A dairyfree version of the classic Indian dessert, Gajar Halwa or Carrot Halwa, made with almond milk.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Vaishali ยท Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes


  • 1 pound carrots , finely grated
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 3-5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • A handful of cashews and raisins


  • Put the carrots, cardamom pods and almond milk into a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid has evaporated. This took me about 45-50 minutes.
  • In another saucepan, heat the vegetable oil. Add the carrots and fry, stirring, until the carrots turn a rich red. This will take around 15-20 minutes.
  • Now add the sugar and stir until it's well mixed. Add the cashews and raisins and cook, stirring for a couple of minutes.
  • Take off the heat. The halwa can be eaten warm or at room temperature or even cold. Any which way, it's quite delicious.
  • Enjoy!