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13 February, 2015

Easy Beetroot and Carrot Fudge/ Halwa- Valentine’s Day Special (Gluten-free, Vegan)

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It has been a while since I posted anything on the blog, I can’t believe it! Life does sometimes get in the way of wonderful hobbies. Harsh winter weather does not help either. I got so busy, that at first I just kept postponing writing, and when I finally got time to breathe, I realized that I had missed out so much of the fun. So here I am, making use of Valentine’s Day to inspire myself into making this delectable pink ‘heart’ dessert with beet and carrots.


The reason why I make this dessert (often) is two-fold:

1. I am regularly making almond milk at home and end up with a lot of almond fiber or almond meal. I just stick it in the freezer every time I make it and always have packets falling off when the freezer door is opened. So I have to invent ways of using it and here’s my first idea.

2. I recently got myself a good ceramic coated non-stick pan from Bed Bath and Beyond. This is the first dish I tried in it and it came out so well, I have made it three times already.



I’m taking this to Fiesta Friday #55 at the Novice Gardener’s blog, co-hosted by Sue of Birger Bird and Suzanne of A Pug In The Kitchen.

Also submitting this to the Virtual Vegan Potluck #29 hosted by Poppy and Angela. This will be my first submission at Allergy Free Wednesdays at Nancy’s Real Food, Allergy Free blog.

Beet and carrot Fudge or Halwa (gluten-free, vegan)

  • Servings: 10
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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finely grated beet- 1 cup

finely grated carrot- 1 cup

raw sugar- 1/3 cup

milk of choice- 1/2 cup (I used almond milk)

almond flour/ meal- 1/3 cup

coconut oil- 1-2 tbsp.

cardamom powder- a pinch

chopped cashews- 2 tbsp.


1. Cook the grated beets and carrot in almond milk. I used a pressure cooker (two whistles) to do this really fast. This removes the ‘earthy’ taste from beets in the fudge.

2. Heat your non-stick pan, toast cashews in a tsp. of oil till they brown and set them aside in a bowl.

3. Add the beet mixture, sugar, stir. Let it boil and reduce a little. Next, add almond meal, cardamom, coconut oil and stir with a silicone spatula on medium heat.

4. When the mixture leaves the sides, turn off heat, add cashews and transfer to a container. Allow to cool completely before storage.



22 thoughts on : Easy Beetroot and Carrot Fudge/ Halwa- Valentine’s Day Special (Gluten-free, Vegan)

  • February 13, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Oh my goodness, ever since my childhood I love carrot and beetroot halwa. Love the way u combined it and of course the presentation steal the show. Almond meal addition is SPL Apsara’s touch

    • February 13, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Yes, Vidya. My favorite too! Thank you so much. Have a great V-day!

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  • February 14, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Happy v day.. love the ingredients 🙂 I have store bought almond meal.. will give it a try 🙂

    • February 14, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      thanku Sri. They are very easy. Grating is really the hardest part. 🙂

  • February 14, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Waw! They look lovely so I had to make them!
    These came out perfectly! They were just wonderful tasty too! x

    • February 14, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      I’m so touched that you made these already, Sophie. So sweet of you! xoxo

  • February 14, 2015 at 10:28 am

    What an amazing and healthy shRe Apsara. I will be checking out the vegan blog linking too. I still Have to work with beets in dessert.

    • February 14, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      Yes, Sonal. Super easy too. I love the VVLP blog hop, lots of fun.

  • gowri narayanan
    February 15, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Apsara gowri mami here.what is almond meal.i think it is not available here in india,right?the recipe and presentation are wow!!!

    • February 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you, mami. Almond meal is just the fibre left out from making almond milk. Instead you can use almonds ground in a mixie, it is the same thing. Or, you could use almond paste made from soaked almonds. That way, there is no need to add milk in the halwa.

  • February 15, 2015 at 7:26 am

    I always struggle to eat beets. I know it’s healthy, but I’m not a huge fan of its earthy taste. This is a great idea how to make it more eatable for picky eaters! 🙂

  • February 15, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Such a lovely healthy treat thank you so much for sharing this with us Apsara!

    • February 15, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      thank you Suzanne. Thanks for co-hosting too at FF, it sure is a huge party to host!

  • February 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Lovely treat for Valentines day Apsara!!! I have been planning to make vegan Carrot halwa, looks awesome 🙂

    • February 15, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      thank you, dear. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

  • February 16, 2015 at 11:05 am

    You find new ways to treat regular substances at hand! Kudos to you!

  • Swetha
    February 18, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Looks awesome as always, Apsara.

    • February 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      thanku, Swetha

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