Paleo Gajjar Halwa (Indian carrot pudding)

Paleo Indian Halwa recipe

Paleo Indian Halwa recipe

Sam sent me this recipe to publish. If you have a sweet tooth you absolutely can’t stop, you make want to make some halwa. It’s delicious and naturally sweet. However, it takes a LOOOOONG time to put cook.


  • 2 lbs carrots (about 6 large carrots or 10 smaller carrots)
  • 1 can (27 oz) coconut milk
  • 4 Tbs coconut oil
  • 2 apples
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • handful of cashews
  • handful dried shredded coconut
  1. Set the coconut oil to warm and melt in a pot about 9″ in diameter
  2. Grate the carrots (this will take a while if you don’t have a food processor)
  3. Strain the carrots as best you can to get the water out
  4. Add the carrots into the pot. Stir thoroughly, then leave on medium-low heat for 7-10 minutes
  5. Add the coconut milk to the carrots and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once the carrot mixture begins to bubble loudly, drop to med-low heat.
  7. Dice the apples, bananas, and cashews into small pieces
  8. Add the apples, bananas, cashews, and spices into the mix.
  9. Let simmer covered on med-low heat until done (reckon 30 minutes to an hour). The longer you let it cook, the more milk the carrots will absorb and the thicker the pudding will be. I prefer it nearly solid, but it’s up to you. Some like it soupy.
  10. Garnish with coconut before serving
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