Turkish Carrot Truffles


So what are we celebrating with these yummy healthy Turkish Carrot Truffles.
Two reasons to celebrate. First of all my fractured bone has healed completely. I have to take some care and physiotherapy.
And second reason is that one of our favorite cousin is visiting us after a very long time.

Since Axat has returned from Turkey, he has been singing praises of Turkish food. He has even put photos of Turkish pizza on my mobiles screensaver just to remind me what I have missed. So I was on a lookout for some Turkish recipe to satisfy my cravings.


When I saw Turkish Carrot Truffles recipe on this site, I could not believe that something so tempting could be so easy to make and so healthy. And the color is so beautiful with fresh carrots. You have to try this recipe.

I have already posted Oreo Truffles and it is needless to say that my kids love them. With Oreo and Chocolate that is not hard. These truffles made with carrot and coconut are giving Oreo Truffles a stiff competition.

 


How to make Turkish Carrot Truffles
recipe source: cooking easy
Preparation time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 10 minutes+20 minutes
Makes around 22-25 truffles depending on size

Ingredients:

6-7 medium sized Carrots
1 ½ cup Sugar
200 gms desiccated coconut (I have used store bought)

Juice of ¼ Lemon
7-8 drops Vanilla Essence
½ tsp cinnamon powder (Dalchini)
pistachio to roll truffles

Peel and wash Carrots. Boil them. I have used pressure cooker to boil the carrots. Puree the boiled carrots without the water.

Do not discard the water in which carrots are boiled. You can us this to add to gravies or for making dough.

Heat the carrot puree with sugar. In the original recipe 2 cups of sugar has been used. But I have used only 1 ½ cup sugar. The amount of sugar will depend on the quality and size of carrots. I would advice to start with 1 ½ cup and add more only after tasting.

Let it simmer on medium to low heat for 20 minutes. Add vanilla, cinnamon, lemon juice. Keep 3 tbsp coconut aside for rolling truffles. Mix rest of the coconut and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Take off the gas and let the mixture cool for around 15-20 minutes.

When the mixture has cooled down a little and is comfortable to handle, make balls of desired size.

Roll in coconut or pistachio and put in the fridge to set.
     

keep in an airtight container in fridge.

   

 

 

 

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23 Responses to Turkish Carrot Truffles

  1. Poornima says:

    Ah!! they look beautiful.. This brings back a lot of memories for me. My mum used to prepare them years ago (She used to add elaichi powder and grated copra) and this dish is very special to me. Great pics too :)

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  5. Carole says:

    Nidhi, thanks for coming over and linking up to Food on Friday. I hope to see you again soon. Cheers

  6. Carole says:

    Hi, this is a great post. I wondered if you would like to link it in to the new Food on Friday which is running right now over at Carole’s Chatter. We are collecting recipes using carrots and/or leeks. This is the link . I hope you pop over to check it out. There are lots of great recipes already linked in.

  7. What a great idea! They look so pretty. We need to try making some.

  8. I’ve never tried truffles with carrots in them, they look like they’ll taste great, I might try this recipe when I next get a whole load of carrots. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Dina says:

    i’d like to try these. they are cute, and i’m curious to see how they taste.

  11. Vaibhav jain says:

    Dear Bhabhi,

    First of all many congratulations on your total recovery and secondly it looks so tempting. Be prepared as you will have to make all these awesome dishes that you have posted, when im visiting jpr during next month.

    Regards

    • Nidhi says:

      Hi Vaibhav. Thanks for first and second. Tumhare aane ki hi to tyari ho rahi hai yeh ;-) . y next month ? we are expecting you on 29th or 30th.

  12. ruchi jain says:

    Hi Nidhi,
    Carrot truffles dekh kar maja aa gaya. Sure will try it.
    Ruchi

  13. Swat says:

    Awsome Bhabhi… they look sooper yummy…I will try them too.
    Dint know you had a fracture? how did that happen?

    • Nidhi says:

      Hi Swati Di. They are super yummy and quite easy to make. Do try them. I fractured my wrist in Dubai in snow world. its fine now. :-)

  14. Olga says:

    Wow, looks good!

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