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Cezerye (Vegan)

Namita Tiwari
15 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Middle Eastern
  • Simmering
  • Pressure Cook
  • Dessert
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 6-7 medium size carrots
  2. 1 ¼ to 1½ cups sugar
  3. 1 ¼ cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
  4. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  5. ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  7. ¼ cup pistachios, chopped


  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.

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Vvarsha Thakkar
Vvarsha Thakkar   Oct-13-2016

very lovely. will definitely try.

Shoba Bharathraj
Shoba Bharathraj   Sep-14-2016


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