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Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar ka Halwa

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The usual carrots are Orange in color but the Gajar is like a reddish/pink carrot and is not available throughout the year, at least in Hyderabad.  It is only available towards the last two months of a year.  For the rest of the year, Carrot ka Halwa will be the substitute.  So, here I am presenting the real Gajar ka Halwa.  Ingredients & making is same for both the Halwas.  Some even make Beetroot ka Halwa, just substitute Carrot/Gajar with Beetroot.

Ingredients:
IngredientsGajar – 1 Kg
Sugar – 1 cup
Milk – ½ liter
Cardamom – 4
Ghee
Cashew
Almond
Raisin
Pistachio
Khoya/Mawa (Optional) – 100 gm
Grated coconut (Optional, for Garnishing)

Preparation:

 

Grate Gajar and pan-fry it in small portions using Ghee (Clarified butter) till the color of the grated Gajar changes.

Pan Fried

Now in the same pan, add all the fried Gajar & milk.  Allow it to cook and meanwhile grind the cardamoms & fry whatever nuts you have got.  Now, add sugar & keep stirring the Gajar so that it doesn’t get stick to the bottom of the pan & burn.  When the milk is almost done, add Khoya & let it cook for some more time till you are sure that all the water content is evaporated.  You can taste it to see if the raw taste of Gajar is gone; if so, you can be sure that it is cooked.  Add cardamom powder & fried nuts and mix well before switching the heat off.  Let it cool down & savor it… you will feel like a King ;-)

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Custard Fruit Salad

Custard Fruit Salad

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Ingredients:
Custard_MilkCustard powder – 3 tbsp
Milk – ½ liter
Sugar – 5 tbsp
Banana
Pomegranate
Guava
Apple
Orange
Black/Green grapes
Dates
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Almond
Raisin

Preparation:
Switch the heat on for boiling the milk and when it is lukewarm, take aside a cup of milk.  Allow the rest to boil & meanwhile add custard powder to the cup of lukewarm milk & ensure it is lumps free.  Now add sugar to the boiled milk and let it dissolve.  Pour the custard mix into the boiling milk while stirring it continuously.  This is to ensure lumps are not formed.  Now the milk immediately starts to thicken, let it cook for a minute and switch the heat off.

Ready to be chilled

While it cools down, take a fruit of each variety listed and cut them into small pieces.  Also split the cashews & slice the almonds vertically.  One can actually add/remove the fruits per their liking except banana.  Now, when the milk is still lukewarm, add bananas and allow it to cool down completely.  Add rest of the fruits & dry fruits and mix them well.  Refrigerate it & serve chilled!!

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Boiled Sweet Potato

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English – Sweet Potato

Hindi – Shakarkand

Telugu – Chilagadadumpa / Morramgadda

Kannada – Sihi genasu gide

French – Patate douce

Ingredients:

Sweet Potatoes – 1/2 kg

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Ghee – Clarified Butter – 1/2 tsp

Water – 1/4 cup

Preparation:

Wash sweet potatoes and…

1. Pressure cook them adding all the ingredients till 2 whistles

OR

2. Microwave them in a oven for 5 to 6 min.

Now peel the skin off and savor them.

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Rava Laddu

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Ingredients:

Upma Rava/Suji/Semolina – 3 cups

Grated coconut – 2 cups

Sugar – 2.5 cups

Any dry fruits/nuts – 1 cup or as many you like.

Elaichi/Cardamom – 6 nos

Milk – 3/4 cup

Ghee – 1/2 cup

Preparation:

Making Rava LadduPlace a wide mouthed bowl on stove and add ghee.  Once the ghee heats up add Rava to it and fry it till it just starts to change color.

Then add grated coconut & fry together with Rava till the mixture turns into light brown.  Turn the stove off.

Rava LadduNow grind sugar along with cardamoms/elaichi and add it to the mixture.  Take another pan, add ghee and fry dry fruits/nuts till they turn color.  Now add it to Rava and mix it well.  Then add milk to the mixture & mix it nicely.  Now take a small portion of the mixture and using your palms make them into balls of desired size.  That is it… Repeat the process till all the mixtue is used up.  Take care not to let the mixture cool down completely otherwise it will be a bit difficult to make balls.  Let the Laddus cool down.  They are ready to eat now.

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Badami Phirni

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Ingredients:

Milk – 250 ml

Rice Flour – 1 tbsp

Sugar – 3/4 cup

Badam/Almonds – 1 cup

Elaichi/Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Note:

If you dont have rice flour, soak rice in water for sometime & drain the water out.  Then grind it into fine paste.

Preparation:

Badami Phirni
Badami Phirni

 

  • Add sugar & milk into a container & let it boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add rice flour & let it form into a loose batter on simmer.  Keep stirring intermittently.
  • Meanwhile take another container & add some water & almonds & heat it fora minute or two.  Now drain water & peel off the skin from almonds.  Roast & grind those almonds into a coarse powder.
  • Add cardamom & badam powder to the batter & put-off the stove.  Take it into serving cups & put inside the refrigerator.  Serve cold.

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