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Heavenly Carrot pudding ( Gajar ka halwa)

Author: Surekha Sadana
 Dairy free,️  Oil free,️  Sugar free️ and  Gut friendly
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 8 pc Medium size organic carrots
  • 6-8 pc Soaked majdool dates
  • 12-15 pc Soaked cashew
  • 1 tbsp Cardamom powder 
  • 10-12 pc Raisins
  • A Pinch of Himalayan  salt

Garnishing 

  • 4-5 pc Roasted & silvered almonds

Instructions
 

Night before 

  • Overnight soak the dates. Wash them 2-3 times and add fresh water (small quantity).
    *We will use this water to blend the dates to make the paste.
  • Soak the cashew after washing them.

Morning

  • Wash the raisins well and keep aside with few drops of water.
  • Fine grate the carrots WITH THE SKIN and keep aside. (If not using organic then remove the skin.)
  • Make the cardamom powder.

️  Date paste

  • Deseed the dates and blend with the soaking water, add more if required.
  • Blend un till you get thick creamy paste.

️  Cashew cream

  • Wash the soaked cashews and blend with small amount of water.
  • Blend un till you get the creamy smooth cream.

Cooking 

  • Heat a sauce pan at slow flame, add the grated carrots to it. Cover the pan with a lid.
  • Let it cook in its own water, keep on checking after few minutes and change the side with spatula.
  • This is a simple way to cook without adding oil, while retaining the important nutrients, color and flavor.
  • Once it looks shrink & cooked, add all the date paste (3-4tbs),cashew cream and rest of the ingredient.
  • Mix well and cook for 5 more minutes. Test the sweetness and switch off the heat once it look dry and ready to serve.
  • Garnish with silvered almonds.