Monday, November 29, 2010

Spiced Carrot Mash (Simple Carrot Halwa)

I didn't set out to make halwa, I simply wanted to use some ingredients I had in the 'fridge.  If you wanted to make a more elaborate version, add some raisins and nuts.  Traditionally, sugar is added to the mix, but I think carrots are sweet enough without additional sugar.  This is great as a side dish for dinner or perhaps even a light dessert.

  • 5 large carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup coconut milk (make sure there is no added "junk" in the milk)
  • 1 Tbs ghee
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  1. Boil carrots in water until soft.  Drain and return carrots to pan (or food processor).
  2. Add coconut milk (amount depends upon how many carrots you used and how creamy you want the mixture), ghee, curry, ginger, and cinnamon.  Mash (or blend/puree).  Taste and add additional seasonings as needed.
  3. Serve warm or cold (yum...both versions were good!) and enjoy.
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    1 comment:

    1. I've had pureed carrots before as a sweet potato substitute when they weren't around they are delicious. They would taste SO much better this way though. This is going on my "to make list" right now.