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Monday, August 11, 2008

CARROT HALWA AND A STORM OF RECIPES

Wondering whats with the sudden storm of recipes from Iyengar's kitchen...well will be gone away for a while. So I am making up for all that time by posting more recipes today....so there...tata! About the Event round up....I will come with it soon too.....so do check out this space in a couple of days!

CARROT HALWA


Ingredients:

Carrots – 800 gms
Boiled Milk – close to ½ litre
Sugar – 1½ cups
Saffron – few
Cardamom powder – 1½ tspns
Cashews – 7-8 (cut in half and chopped and fried in little ghee till light brown in color)
Raisins – 7-8
Ghee – 2 tbl spns

Preparation:

1. Peel and Grate carrots.
2. Take ghee in a non-stick deep bottomed pan and fry the carrots till the raw smell goes.
3. Add milk and cook the carrots in milk and keep stirring it.
4. Once the carrots are cooked and after all the milk is absorbed, add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron, raisins, and cashews (previously fried in little ghee). Mix well and serve either hot or cold.

Best when served hot with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream. The combination of hot halwa with the cold vanilla ice cream is just heavenly!!!!

UPDATE: This one is on its way to EC's SIMPLE INDIAN FOOD BLOG for the WYF: COLOR IN FOOD EVENT

21 comments:

Usha said...

This is one of my favorites,looks really tempting :)

Mythreyee said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by. I have a separate roundup for halwa and you can send it for that event. This month it is Chikki and Laddu (not deep fried). The explanation for Chikki and Laddu is given in the event announcement. Hope to see you with the entries. Thank you for supporting the sweet series. By the by, this halwa looks so good.

Regards,
Mythreyee.

Aabharan said...

Wow Veda! its raining recipes here :) I am definitely going to try capsicum & peas bath and carrot halwa :) they look too good!

Priti said...

Carrot Halwa looking yummy...just love carrot halwa...and waiting for the roundup..Sorry I can't participate as I don't have any magnets :(:(...

Shreya said...

Hi Veda, great to see all the recipes here:-) This one is too good, I love carrot halwa, and make it as often as I can because my daughter also likes it a lot. Waiting for the round up..

A_and_N said...

Aah, an all time classic :) This certainly takes me down the memory lane. This is one of my favorite desserts :)

Swati said...

Carrot halwa is always the best...Grown up having it ..
Yours looks lovely Veda..

Sukanya said...

Carrot Halwa is one sweet I just cant resist.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

My all time fave dessert .. looks lovely

Sanhita said...

Hi, this looks yum. Please visit my blog, there is a surprise waiting for you.

Sangeeth said...

I luv this halwa.....u have a surprise in my blog :)

Uma said...

I love carrot halwa. Looks so delicious veda!

As Priti said, I am sorry too for not participating in your event as all of my magnet collection was lost during moving.

Hima said...

Never tried carrot halwa before. Got to give it a try.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Both the halwas look mouth watering dear. Nice post and gr8 click.

Meera said...

Halwa looks so tempting!! Thanks for dropping by.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy Independence Day to u dear.

Kumudha said...

I adore Carrot halwa, I often make it with soy milk.

LG said...

Carrot halwa any time! :)

easycrafts said...

Carrot halwa...yumm..wish I could have the bowl now..thanks for all the lovely entries to the event

Anil P said...

Gajar ka halva is truly one-of-a-kind dish.

Kitchen Flavours said...

There is a suprise for you in my blog. Click here to know what the suprise is, http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com/2008/07/fruit-chaat.html