Friday, March 26, 2021

Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa Recipe | How To Make Gajar Ka Halwa Or Carrot Halwa | Gajar Halwa Recipe With Khoya

 

This traditional Gajar Ka Halwa is made with Carrots, Cream, Khoya, Sugar, Ghee and lots of Nuts. It's a delicious North Indian sweet but is relished on every occasion. Serve this classic, rich and creamy halwa and enjoy it with your loved ones!



Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Pudding


Happy holi everyone!! Holi is a festival of colors and celebrated with great warmth and high spirit. It’s a major festival in India. It begins with the lightening of bonfire and welcome the new beginnings with open arms. This festival is incomplete without the exchange of gifts, fruits, dry fruits and sweets.


There are host of traditional delicacies that are relished on holi festival and make this occasion even more enjoyable like Pede, Kheer, Gujiya, Puranpoli, Malpua, Ladoo, Thandai, Rasmalai, Jalebi, Sevaiya or Gajar ka Halwa and many more.



Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Pudding


This Holi, my Mother and I have made Gajar Ka Halwa. It's a traditional North Indian Sweet that both kids and adults can enjoy. It's a must try dessert for winter season. So do try this recipe with your friends and family and enjoy the day!


This dessert hardly needs any occasion to be prepared and relished. It keeps you warm and healthy and can be served at all festivals like Diwali, Eid, Holi, Raksha Bandhan.



Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Pudding



This Carrot based sweet dessert pudding is so rich and satisfying that I can have it all day and night. The method is sure time consuming, but the halwa is so soft and delicious, and the aroma of the cardamom powder is absolutely irresistible. It’s a slow cooked dessert but if you know the proper method it doesn’t take much time.


All you need is fresh, sweet, and abundance of red carrots which is properly washed, peeled than grated. It goes into non stick pan. Add a lot of khoya, full fat cream, sugar, ghee and lots of nuts in it and your Gajar Ka Halwa is ready. 


So this was the simple recipe of your low fat, low calorie Gajar Ka Halwa. Make this Holi delicacy and also let us know how you like it in the comments below.



Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Pudding



Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa Recipe | How To Make Gajar Ka Halwa Or Carrot Halwa | Gajar Halwa Recipe With Khoya


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6-8 People
Author : The Food Root


Ingredients:


8-10 large carrots
1/2 cup full fat cream (milk cream)
5 tbsp sugar
1 cup crumbled khoya
4 tbsp ghee 


Chopped dry fruits of your choice - (optional)


1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp cashews
2 tbsp almonds
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp pistachios


Method:

 

1. Wash the carrots and peel it with grater to discard the skin.


2. Heat the non stick pan, add the grated carrots, mix, and cook them till the quantity is reduced to half, on a medium flame. Stir continuously, until it  changes it's color. It will take around 12-15 minutes. 


3. Pour full fat cream in the pan and stir it continuously till it evaporates. It will take around 2 minutes.


4. Add sugar, as per your sweetness and mix it well. Cook for another 4 minutes on medium flame, while stirring continuously.


5. Next, add crumbled Khoya mix it well. Cover and cook them on a medium flame for around 10 minutes than stir it for a while.


6. Add ghee and mix it for next 2 minutes.


7. Add cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits and mix well for next 2 minutes.


8. And, your gajar ka halwa is ready. Turn off the heat, and let it rest for few minutes before serving.


Notes:


1. You can also add milk in Gajar Ka Halwa and boil it on low heat and keep stirring until the milk evaporates but it's totally optional.


2. I’ve added full fat cream instead of milk so that it doesn't take much time to get ready.


3. It tastes good without cardamom powder as well but the aroma of the cardamom powder in indian desserts is unbeatable.


4. Add chopped dry fruits of your choice.


5. You can also add vanilla ice cream on top of it and serve.


6. It can be prepared a day before or two before a large gathering. Just reheat gajar ka halwa at the time of serving.


7. You can also add some jaggery instead of sugar in the halwa.


8. You can increase or decrease sugar as per your taste.


9. Gajar ka halwa can be stored in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.


10. Even adding ghee in the gajar ka halwa is totally optional.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

My Brother Bought An iPhone For Me From YouTube Money

 

O' my Gosh! Thank you! Thank you so much for this wonderful surprise. You know me so well, thank you for this new iPhone. It's exactly what i needed. It's is very special to me as you got this new iPhone 11 from your first YouTube earnings. 

You left me speechless. Also i'm in love with the color. Purple has always been my favorite color, always..  I wish you have bought something for yourself.  

I'm so fortunate to have a brother like you. You are my bestie, and i'm so lucky to have you in my life. Wish you more success. I'm super proud of you. Ok, now it's my turn to gift you something, how about iPhone 12, but do help me with the money, ok! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, wish you all the best for all your future endeavours. I wish you all the success, happiness and joy in life. You are the best brother in the world.

Click on the link below of his YouTube Channel, Tech Lounge and enjoy the video!!  


 




Thursday, March 11, 2021

Maha Shivaratri Vrat Recipes

 

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated yearly for God Shiva. It is the auspicious time to perform God Shiva Puja.

Shivaratri is celebrated on every lunar month of 13 or 14 day of February or March. Generally people visit temples or Shiv Puja at home. They make Shiva Linga at home by mud and perform all the rituals by offering bel patri, milk, rose water, flowers, garland, than apply chandan, dhup and recite God Shiva Mantra to seek blessings of the God.

On the day of Shivaratri, devotees are often seen as keeping vrat or fasts. Well, these days there are lot of vrat recipes you can try.


1. Fruits - There are various fruits to eat during fasting like Apples, Bananas, Mangoes, Blueberries, Blackberries, Apricots, Watermelons, Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Plums, etc. Choose your favorite to eat. Eat your fruits slowly and mindfully until, you're satisfied.


Fruits



2. Til Ladoo or Til-Gun Ladoo - Til Gun Ladoo is a traditional sweet ladoo which are eaten during fasting. They are made with 2 secret ingredients like sesame seeds and jaggery.



Til Gun Ladoo


 

3. Dry-Fruits and Nuts - Dry fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Dry-Fruits like Dates, Raisins, Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, etc.



Dry-Fruits and Nuts



4. Banana Chips - Crispy Banana Chips, deep-fried in coconut oil seasoned with rock salt and black pepper. You can deep-fry, pan-fry, air-fry, roast, or bake them and pair it with your favorite dip and enjoy them as it is.



Banana Chips



5. Potato Sabzi - The stir-fried potatoes are tempered with the flavors of cumin seeds, mango powder, and other dry spices.


Potato Sabzi



6. Khichdi - You can eat various types of khichdi like sabudana khichdi, sabudana kheer or swang ke chwal ki khichdi which will boost the energy while fasting. 



Khichdi

 


7. Dairy-Products -  You can have all the dairy products like Tea, Coffee, Milk or Yogurt while Fasting.



Dairy-Products




8. Smoothies - You can make fruit smoothies like Mango Blueberry smoothie, Tropical sunshine smoothie and various others while fasting.




Smoothies


Smoothies


And there are different recipes which you can also try like Peanuts, Makhana, Kuttu Ka Dosa, Kuttu Ki Puri, etc. Enjoy all these recipes this Shivaratri and make sure you enjoy this festival with friends and family!