Raw Carrot Halwa
- ½ cup finely grated, unpeeled carrots
- ¼ tsp green cardamom powder
- ½ cup grated fresh coconut
- ¼ cup pitted soft black dates, ground between fingers, a few at a time
- 8-10 almonds, slivered
Take carrots, cardamom powder and coconut in a bowl and mix well. Knead the ground dates into the carrot coconut mixture. Repeat this process until all the dates are kneaded into the mixture. Transfer to a serving bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Decorate with slivered almonds and serve.
Substitute carrot with unpeeled grated beetroot, pumpkin or bottle gourd.