Sunday, January 3, 2010
Gajar Ka Halwa
I and my sisters-in-law are busy cooking this sweet dish today.Just imagine, we peel and grated 10 kilos of carrots.The reason:We are going to send to our niece Quratul-Ain's parents-in-law to be.She is engaged and will be married on April, to the youngest son of a famous stage and tv drama actor.It is one of the traditions here to send sweets to the boy's house, to whom your daughter will be married.Here's the recipe, if ever anybody is interested.
1 kg carrots grated
1 cup sugar
5-6 green cardamom (Chhoti Ilaichi) seeds
½ cup ghee
khoya (Ricotta cheese)
1 tablespoon Kewra essence
dry fruits (pistachio, almond, raisins)
5-6 tablespoons powder milk
Grate the carrots and put them in a pot on low heat along with the ilaichi seeds.
When they become soft and water dries add sugar and again leave for the water to dry. Then add oil, khoya, dry fruit and milk and dry the water on high heat.
When done add kewra before removing from heat.Can be served hot or cold.