Friday, January 1, 2010

Have A Sweet New Year



I am on vacation in chilly Amritsar. So to bring some warmth, and start the new year on a sweet note, here's the ultimate carrot dessert - my mom's gajar halwa.

Wash, peel and grate one kg. carrots. In a deep, thick-bottomed pan, mix the carrots with 1/2 litre milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the milk has all evaporated leaving you with soft, mushy carrots. This should take around an hour. Add 2 tbsp ghee and stir fry until it is all absorbed. Now add 3 tbsp sugar and stir-fry the carrots for 5-10 minutes. Mix in flaked almonds, raisins and chopped cashewnuts. Indulge.

Have a great 2010, everyone!

8 comments:

Cilantro said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!!!

Bharti said...

what a sweet and perfect way to start the year!
Wishing you a very happy and blessed new year Simran!

aquadaze said...

love love love gajar ka halwa :)
Have a great year ahead! BTW, those appams look better than perfect

Siri said...

Wishing you a very Happy and Joyous 2010 Simran... Enjoy your vacation and love the color of gajar ka halwa!!

Hugs,
Siri

fortheloveofyum said...

Looks delicious! Happy New year!

notyet100 said...

happy new yr 2010,..:-)

Spice said...

HAppy NEw Year & all the best for 2010......Enjoy the cold of Amritsar & Warmness of family....Halwa looks very tempting....perfect for Punjab's cold.

Biswajit said...

i have to try this... one day!