Carrot Halwa - Sugar and Dairy Free

Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Author: Maria Jose Martin
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  • 3 med-large Carrots refer notes
  • 10-12 Dates seeded and chopped
  • 1.5 cups Medium or Thick Coconut milk you can use regular milk too
  • 3 Cardamom crushed
  • 10-12 Cashew nuts / Pistachios sliced
  • 2 tbsp Oil / ghee


  • Heat oil or ghee in a wide and deep pan. Add grated carrots and cook for 10 mins on low-medium flame. Make sure to stir in between.
  • Add chopped dates and coconut milk. Mix well. Continue to cook, till coconut milk is almost dried. Add chopped cashew nuts / pistachios and crushed cardamom, mix well. Cook for 2 more minutes and remove from fire.


I used red carrots for this recipe. They are bigger in size compared to the regular carrots. So, if you are using regular carrots, use 4-5 medium - large size ones.
In the original recipe, raisins are also used. Also, raisins and cashew nuts are fried before adding carrots and kept aside.
I used pistachios and I didnt fry them. I added it in the end along with cardamom.
I used ghee for this recipe.
You can add more or less dates to suit your preferred sweetness.