Carrot Halwa and more..




Our little prince completed a year so, there were enough reasons for the older one to celebrate with his favorite carrot halwa. Both children seem to have contrasting taste. The older likes 'sweets' but the younger one does not like it..err..choclate is an exception!

Here is carrot halwa for you all:

Ingredients:
Carrots: 5 big (you can see in the picture above)
Ghee/clarified butter : 2tbsp
Plain Khova/Mava: 4tbsp
Non Fat Milk : 200ml
Sugar: 1/2 th the qty of grated carrots (1cup grated carrots=1/2 cup sugar)
Adjust sugar according to your taste
Dried nuts and fruits for garnishing

Method:
1. In a non stick pan fry carrots with a tbsp of ghee till water from carrots evaporate.
2. Add milk to the carrots and mix. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins till carrots are tender. Open the lid and cook till 3/4th of milk evaporates.  
3. Add sugar, remaining ghee and cook till sugar has dissolved well. You now have halva which starts coming together to the center of the pan. 
4. Add khova/mava and mix well. Cook for 1-2 mins till mava mixes completely with the rest of the mass.
5. Switch off the stove and remove to a serving bowl. Garnish with your desired nuts and serve.
6. Hot halva with cold vanilla icecream are a slurrrrrpy and  yummy combination :D


Above picture shows 3 different stages of carrot halwa. Frying, cooking with milk and adding mava...
And finally the finished product- Carrot Halwa...



With this sweet note, I would like to share a mantra which I believe, helps you to give some confidence while looking for a new job. Thanks to Sandhya for sharing it with me.

"Sreedevihi Amrutatbhuta Kamalchandra Shobhana Vishnu Patni Vaishnavi Swararohacha Saarangini Deva Devi Maha Lakshmi Sasindri

20 comments:

Suparna said...

hey LG,
Happy b'day to ur little one :P the carrot halwa looks as cheerful as ur kid:O
ThaNKS FOR THE MANTRA

Prathibha said...

Happy b'day 2 ur lil one..:)
lovely halwa..love this halwa very much...:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy b'day to your younger son :-) Nice way to celebrate the big day

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Happy birthday to ur little one. Even my son does this while I take a pic. So now days I am trying to click simple pics without any props. BTW.. Yummy looking carrot halwa....

Reva said...

Happy B'day to your little prince... the dish is perfect for the occasion. Love the first pic and his naughty simple..Awesome:)
Reva

aipi said...

Happy b'day to the handsome young man! He is Precious..
Gajar halwa is a classic n you made it beautifully!
US Masala

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Happy b'day to ur little one...perfect halwa...

Kannada Cuisine said...

Look at him!! All ready to grab the Halwa..Very sweet.. sweeter than the Halwa

Indrani said...

Loads of best wishes to your cute little prince..carrot Halwa looks wonderful, I make a quick MW version for my toddlers,too and they love it

Priya said...

Happy birthday to ur lil son, carrot halwa looks truly delicious..my fav..

Nilofer said...

God bless your little sweet kid. Carrot Halwa looks delicious. I'll surely try out your version. My son loves Gajar ka halwa. Please do visit my blog and leave your footprints behind by posting comments:-

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Parita said...

Love the first pick...your angel looks so adorable! God bless! Halwa looks mouth watering!

Chitra said...

ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ,

ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹ

ನಮಗೆ ಬೆಂಬಲ.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE PRINCE!

ಚಿತ್ರ - ದಿಬ್ಸ್ .

Cham said...

He has a great smile! The halwa looks tasty!

Uma said...

lovely dish. looks so delicious.

Happy Birthday to your little one. He looks so adorable.

Kitchen Flavours said...

So sweet....belated wishes to u r lil one....Halwa looks yum...eyeing those chopsticks...:-)

Suman Singh said...

First time to your blog..you have a lovely space..Happy to follow u.
Belated birthday wishes to your son..he is cute and adorable! God bless!
Gajar halwa looks simply YUM!

Now Serving said...

Love Carrot halwa - a perfect Indian sweet to celebrate a very cute toddler :)

YOSEE said...

Birthday best wishes to the little prince . C. Halwa is a fitting treat for the celebrations !

notyet100 said...

luv the first pic ;-)
gazar halwa is my fav too,..;-)bowl looks delicious,