Monday, June 24, 2013

Coconut Covered Carrot Balls (Havuc Toplari - Cezerye)

Cezerye is a semi-gelatinous Turkish confectionery made from sauteed carrots, packed with nuts or pistachios and sprinkled with shredded coconut. The name is derived from the word "cezer", which means "carrot" in Arabic. This veggie dessert is from the region of Mersin / Turkey and traditionally it is shaped in rectangle sheets about 1/2" thick and cut into small pieces.

Prep. Time: 20 min.
Cook. Time: 5 min.
6 servings

  • 3 big carrots (shredded)
  • 20 Ulker crackers (Turkish Graham crackers) (crumbled)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup walnut, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut

  • Lightly saute shredded carrots with oil and sugar in a pan until absorbs all its juice.
  • Add crackers, walnut and mix well, let it aside about 10 minutes.
  • Make little balls about 1 1/2" in diameter.
  • Dredge carrot balls in coconut, place in refrigerator until gets cold and serve.

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