Carrot Halwa

Give your guests a surprise with an Indian dessert made from carrots, cardamom, pistachios and cashews. This exotic temptation is both creamy and crunchy.

Carrot Halwa


2 + 3 Tbs vegetable margarine
350 g grated carrots
100 g raisins
3 or 4 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
3 dl Dream Coconut-Rice
75 g cane sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 tsp turmeric
100 g pistachios, chopped
1 handful cashews
1 handful fresh mint, chopped

1. Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in saucepan. Cook carrots with raisins and dates for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Then add the vegetable drink and the cane sugar. Stir frequently and cook until the liquid is absorbed. This will take about 30 minutes. Add the remaining margarine, cardamom, turmeric, pistachios and half of the cashews. Stir until the ingredients are well blended. Continue cooking for 10 minutes. Stir regularly so the mixture does not stick to the pan. Roast the remaining cashew nuts in a non-stick skillet.

3. Add fresh mint and sir. Decorate with roasted cashew nuts.

Use carrots in a bunch because they are tenderer and have softer taste.


Serves 6 to 8
Preparation: 15 min
Cooking: 55 min