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
- 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.