Vegan Carrot Halwa is a non dairy version of popular Indian dessert "carrot halwa" and is made with grated carrots that are cooked in a nondairy milk such as almond and is flavored with cardamon and nuts. It can be served hot for breakfast or served warm with a scoop of non dairy ice cream for vegan diet. It can be enjoyed by people who are observing fast (upwaas/vrat).
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. (you can use any flavorless oil. I have used flavorless refined peanut oil).
When the oil is heated, add the grated carrot and saute on medium heat. After 5-8 minutes the carrots will start to cook and shrink in size.
Add milk to it and mix well. Stir in between and let the milk boil on medium heat. (I prefer using almond milk as a non dairy milk for making halwa the taste of almond will penetrate well in making the halwa). The milk will start boiling. Now cook the mixture on medium heat stirring continuously.
After some time the milk will reduce. Stir continuously and scrap the carrots from the sides.
The milk is now 90% evaporated. Add sugar and mix well.
Add cardamom powder and mix well.
Add the blanched , peeled and ground almond to the halwa. (the ground almonds gives the texture similar to that of milk granules or khoya like the normal dairy carrot halwa).
Mix well and cook for a minute. The vegan carrot halwa is ready to serve.
Garnish with almonds and pistachio slices and serve warm or cold. You can also serve with a non dairy ice cream.