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 the second reason is that one of our favorite cousins 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 mobile’s screensaver just to remind me what I have missed. So I was on the lookout for some Turkish recipe to satisfy my cravings.
When I saw the 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 Vegan Dessert 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 stiff competition.
How to make Turkish Carrot Truffles / Vegan Dessert recipe
recipe source: cooking easy
Preparation time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 10 minutes+20 minutes
Makes around 22-25 truffles depending on size
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
To make Turkish Carrot Truffles
Peel and wash Carrots. Boil them. I have used the 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 use this to add to gravies or for making the dough.
Heat the carrot puree with sugar. In the original recipe, 2 cups of sugar have been used. But I have used only 1 ½ cup sugar and found it enough. The amount of sugar will depend on the quality and size of carrots. I would advise you 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 the 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 the desired size.
Roll in coconut or pistachio and put in the fridge to set.
Turkish Carrot truffles is ready. keep the truffles in an airtight container in the fridge.
Turkish Carrot Truffles
- 6-7 medium-sized Carrots
- 1 ½ cup Sugar
- 200 grams desiccated coconut 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 the pressure cooker to boil the carrots.
- Puree the boiled carrots without the water.
- Heat the carrot puree with sugar in a Kadhai.
- 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 the 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 the desired size.
- Roll in coconut or pistachio and put in the fridge to set.
- Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.
1. do not discard the water in which carrots are boiled. You can use this to add to gravies or for making the dough.
2. In the original recipe, 2 cups of sugar have been used. But I have used only 1 ½ cup sugar and found it enough. The amount of sugar will depend on the quality and size of carrots. I would advise you to start with 1 ½ cup and add more only after tasting.
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How long do they stay good in the refrigerator?
Hello Poons. I have kept these in the fridge for a week and they were still good. These are always finished before that 🙂
One of the best truffle recipes ever tasted. I added little khoya to it… tasted amazingly delicious… truffles got over within 15 mins of serving …
So glad to hear that Mrunal. It was same here 🙂
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 🙂
Thanks Poornima. My kids also love them. will try them next time with elaichi powder 🙂
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Nidhi, thanks for coming over and linking up to Food on Friday. I hope to see you again soon. Cheers
Thanks for the invitation Carol. Really loved the idea.
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.
What a great idea! They look so pretty. We need to try making some.
Thanks Chris. Your apricot truffles are on my to make list. 🙂
Aishah @ Almond and Honey
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
You must give them a try Aishah. They are perfect.
i’d like to try these. they are cute, and i’m curious to see how they taste.
They taste amazing Dina. you will love them.
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.
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.
Carrot truffles dekh kar maja aa gaya. Sure will try it.
Thanks Bhabhi :-). I would love to know how they turned out.
Awsome Bhabhi… they look sooper yummy…I will try them too.
Dint know you had a fracture? how did that happen?
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. 🙂
Wow, looks good!
Thanks Olga. Glad you liked them.