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Carrot Halwa

4 servings

Source: Recipe by Nandita Shah

Serve this delicious dessert hot or at room temperature.

About the Recipe

97 Calories · 2 g Protein · 3.6 g Fiber


Makes 4 Servings

  • raw cashews (1/4 cup)
  • grated carrots (4 cups)
  • golden raisins (1/4 cup)
  • ground cardamom (1/2 tsp.)
  • agave nectar, raw sugar, or jaggery, or to taste (1/4 tsp.)
  • roasted almond slivers, for garnish (1 tsp.)


  1. To make cashew paste, place 1/4 cup (33 grams) raw cashews in 1 cup (240 milliliters) of water to soak for half an hour.

  2. After cashews are soaked, place them in a food processor and process into a fairly smooth paste. To achieve a more paste-like texture, pour out the water and continue to grind the cashews and then add a little water if needed to achieve desired consistency.

  3. In a medium sauce pan with a steamer, cook carrots until tender when pierced with a fork. 

  4. Add cashew paste, raisins, and cardamom and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. 

  5. Taste the dish and add agave nectar, raw sugar, or jaggery as desired. Garnish with almond slivers before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving:

Calories: 97
Fat: 2 g
     Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
     Calories from Fat: 18%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 19.4 g
Sugar: 11.6 g
Fiber: 3.6 g
Sodium: 79 mg
Calcium: 44 mg
Iron: 0.7 mg
Vitamin C: 6.8 mg
Beta-Carotene: 11,026 mcg
Vitamin E: 0.9 mg

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