>> Sunday, August 1, 2010
Happy Friendship to all of my blogger friends....
Friendship day is a tradition to dedicate a day to honor and express love to our friends. True friendship is like putting your feet up and knowing that someone is there to bail you out when the world might walk on you.
So to dedicate this wonderful day to all my friends, I've a very sweet dish here... This is one of the favourite dishes among everyone... And, In India, it is very common at any local sweet shop. During winter, Dad would take us to nearby sweet shop and we can see a big kadai full of halwa. I love those halwa, topped with nuts and piping hot. So here I go!!
1 kg carrot (peeled and grated)
1 L milk
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp ghee
small cinnamon stick
2 tsp powdered cardamom
1/2 cup chopped nuts (cashew, almond or pista)
1/4 cup raisins
In a pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee on low-medium flame and fry raisins until they gets brown. Remove from heat and keep it aside. Similarly, heat another tbsp ghee and fry chopped nuts. Keep it aside.
Take milk, carrots and cinnamon stick in a heavy bottomed pan and cook it at medium-high flame. Keep stiring frequently until the milk has evaporated and carrots are completely cooked. If required, remove the cinnamon stick.
Now add sugar and 2 tbsp of ghee to the cooked carrot-milk mixture. Keep stiring until the carrot turns dark redish in color. By this time, halwa will soft and moist. Remove from flame.
Add cardamom powdered and fried raisins and nuts to halwa. Mix well. Let it cool for sometime.
Garnish it with almonds and serve warm. You can also serve it with vanilla ice cream. But it tastes yummy in any form.
Enjoy halwa with your near and dear ones!!
This entry goes to BSI-MILK,93rd week hosted by Sanyukta.
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