Dairy Free Carrot Halwa 

Dairy free carrot halwa with vegan condensed milk 🙂

Dairy Free Carrot Halwa

Dairy Free Carrot Halwa recipe with step by step direction..

Next up in my list of dishes to “veganize” is Carrot Halwa. I have posted this recipe long time back, although not in vegan form. Carrot Halwa a.k.a “Gajar Ka Halwa” in India, is a combination of nuts, milk, sugar, khoya and ghee with grated carrot. With plenty of non-vegan ingredients in the original recipe, it was quite a challenge to find alternatives for milk, khoya and ghee. And here’s why recipe for vegan condensed milk came in very handy. With all the wonderful vegan alternatives, carrot halwa  is actually packs in lot fewer calories than any regular dessert, with no compromise in taste

Check my quick video below and try this recipe today! 🙂

You might notice that I had used pecans in my original recipe for Carrot Halwa. While it is not a bad choice, I found that cashews are better suited for this recipe. The aroma and taste of cashews blend with carrots like nothing else.

Dairy Free Carrot HalwaOne mistake you have to avoid when you prepare Carrot Halwa is not to over cook the carrots. Shredded carrots are faster to cook than the diced or whole carrots. If the carrots are over- cooked, they tend to get mushy and it can be quite difficult to make up for that. You would also remember to stir the carrots constantly to avoid burning them. When it is done right, Carrot Halwa should not take more than 30 minutes to prepare from scratch. What an easy way to add carrots in your diet!

Dairy Free Carrot Halwa 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup coconut evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup vegan condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp organic sugar
  • 1 tbsp cashews nuts (make small pieces)
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp crushed cardamom

Instructions

  1. Place a pan on medium heat and add grated carrot followed by evaporated coconut milk. Stir well and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add vegan condensed milk and continue to stir. After 5 minutes, add sugar, oil and mix well.
  3. After 2- 3 minutes add in the cashews and mix well.
  4. In about 10- 15 minutes, the mixture begins to shrink as the water content evaporates.
  5. Switch off the heat and add the crushed cardamom powder.
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Carrot Halwa is ready! Serve hot or cold…

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29 thoughts on “Dairy Free Carrot Halwa 

  1. What an interesting recipe. I’m always trying to expand my food experiences. This really sounds delicious and I love cashews. I think a much better choice of nut. I want to try this very soon.

  2. I’ve never heard of this before, but it looks and sounds very delicious. I’m assuming it’s like a dip? What would you serve it with?

  3. I have never had this before. Coconut milk is one of my favourite ingredients in Indian cuisine. Cashews are so addictive..so this sounds like it would be a winner in our house.

  4. What a decadent and delicious way to eat carrots. No more watching my kids chase around carrots on their plate !

  5. I haven’t used vegan condensed milk your carrot halwa looks rich and creamy even with out ghee. I like to give it try I may use coconut oil instead olive oil.

  6. I saw “carrot” in the title and assumed it would be a savory recipe. But it’s sweet! This looks so unique and tasty, I will have to give it a try!

  7. I have never used vegan dairy options much. I do use soy milk and almond milk at times, but that’s pretty much I have used. The carrot halwa seems very creamy and I would not be missing the dairy in this for sure.

  8. I never tried carrot halwa before, but it sounds delicious. With what do you serve carrot halwa? Is it like a dip or spread? Well I could eat it with spoon if you ask me 😉 Love the addition of cardamom.

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