Cezerye (Vegan) | How to make Cezerye (Vegan)

By Namita Tiwari  |  31st Jan 2016  |  
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About Cezerye (Vegan) Recipe

Cezerye is a delicious melt in the mouth Turkish dessert. It is difficult to believe that it is absolutely fat free and yet so delectable. The name is derived from the word "cezer", which means "carrot" in Arabic. It is healthy, light and a delicious sweet.

Cezerye (Vegan)

Ingredients to make Cezerye (Vegan)

  • 6-7 medium size carrots
  • 1 ¼ to 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup pistachios, chopped

How to make Cezerye (Vegan)

  1. Peel and wash carrots. Cut them into medium size pieces. Pressure cook.
  2. Drain water and puree the carrots.
  3. Transfer pureed carrots into a heavy bottom steel wok. Add sugar.
  4. Cook on medium flame, stirring continuously till most of the water evaporates and mixture becomes thick and dry. It needs continuous stirring or else it will start burning at the bottom as it thickens.
  5. Add lemon juice, vanilla essence and cinnamon powder.
  6. Cook for another 5 to 6 minutes stirring continuously.
  7. Add 1 cup desiccated coconut and chopped pistachios. Stir well. Turn off the heat.
  8. Let the mixture cool. When it is warm and easy to handle, make walnut size balls.
  9. Roll in ¼ cup coconut. Keep in refrigerator.

My Tip:

It is important that the mixture becomes almost dry. Continuous stirring is important. You may add toasted walnuts in place of pistachios.

Reviews for Cezerye (Vegan) (5)

Vvarsha Thakkar3 years ago

very lovely. will definitely try.

Shoba Bharathraj3 years ago


Sonal sons3 years ago

Lovely!! beautiful

Anu Kishor3 years ago


Bharati Sapkal4 years ago