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Gajarka Halwa

This Indian-inspired recipe is both flavorful and delicious. It features ghee, which is a great source of energy, especially when paired with energy-boosting dates. 


  • 2.5 cups carrots, grated
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • 6 pitted medjool dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, finely chopped
  • (Optional) Rose petals to garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan bring to high heat until the coconut milk begins to bubble and boil (about 3-5 minutes).
  2. Reduce to medium heat then add the grated carrots and stir. Continue to stir, occasionally, to avoid scorching the coconut milk (about 10 minutes).
  3. Next, add the sugar and stir again until it dissolves and thickens (about 10-15 minutes). As it continues to cook and the mixture should turn gooey as the moisture evaporates.
  4. Afterwards, continue stirring and add the ghee. Allow the moisture to continue evaporating.
  5. When ready the gajar halwa will thicken and become fragrant and aromatic. Add in the cardamom and stir again.
  6. Remove from heat, allow to cool just slightly but serve warm, and garnish with extra dates, nuts and rose petals. Enjoy!

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.