Vegan Halwa

  • Level:Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Active: 1 hr

  • Yield:4 to 5 servings



  1. Heat 1 tablespoon vegan butter or coconut oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the nuts cook, stirring, until golden and crunchy, about 2 minutes; remove to a paper towel and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet add the carrots and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the carrots soften and dry up a little, about 10 minutes. Add the almond milk and cardamom and cook, stirring regularly, until most of it is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Add the almond flour and cook, stirring regularly, until dry, about another 10 minutes. Add the sugar and cook, stirring regularly, thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons vegan butter or coconut oil and cook, stirring, until the halwa pulls away from the side of the pan, 10 to 15 minutes.   
  3. Garnish with the nuts and serve.   

Cook’s Note

Coconut oil makes this very coconutty; it's not authentic but a nice taste nonetheless.

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