This is my entry for Blog Hop Wednesday started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Its a beautiful concept where not only do you get to make new blogger friends, cook from their blogs but in return they visit your blog and try out your recipes too.
If you are interested in joining Blog Hop Wednesday here is how it works:
"The plot behind this attempt is to form 2 groups and make pairs with a blogger who will be your partner for that particular month. This happens every 2nd wednesday of the month. You will then go through your partner’s blog, select, choose, cook, click and post the recipe in your blog on Wednesday and vice versa. The following month you will have a new partner. This way not only you tend to your blog at intervals but also learn some new recipes along the way and get to know a lot of bloggers and make friends."
This recipe is from Harini's blog Tamalapaku .The selection of recipes in her blog was superb and I finally book marked three recipes to try, apple salad, the brazilian orange rice and the carrot halwa. For blog hop I selected the carrot halwa recipe as it was simple and easy to make.I followed the Harini's recipe but added my personal touch of saffron and cardamom powder to the Halwa.
Sweet, aromatic carrot halwa fragranced with cardamom and saffron.
8 medium sized carrots
1/2 a tin condensed milk
2 tablespoons Ghee (clarified Butter)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
Pinch of saffron soaked in 1 tablespoon warm milk.
1 tablespoon chopped mixed nuts(Almonds, cashew)
1. Peel and grate the carrots.Keep aside.
2. Add the ghee in a heavy bottom saucepan and wait for it to heat up.
3. Add the grated carrots to the ghee and saute them for 5-6 minutes on medium heat till they turn soft and change colour.
4.Add the condensed milk, and saffron soaked in milk and keep stirring the mixture making sure it does not stick to pan and burn. Cook 5-6 minutes more until the mixture thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
5. Remove from heat and add the cardamom powder.
6. Transfer to serving dishes and garnish with nuts.
Serve as it is or with Ice cream.
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