Hai Friends..Hope you are having a great week ahead..Mine was Ok...I promised you all that I will share my diwali stories right..This is my first one..
I think this one happened 8-10 years back...Its a Miserable Diwali..I can never forget it..
We were enjoying Diwali with lots of foods and crackers..All Happiness should come to an end right....That day also came to an end...YES..napping time arrived and mum was running behind us to make us sleep...
Before going to the story let me describe some thing about our house first...We had a huge place infront of our house and its been covered with dried coconut leaves on top (something like this)...Actually it was our grandma’s house,it looks like a old and ancient house,but a beautiful one..
Back to story...Somehow we came back to bed and started having wonderful dreams of that day..I think its near to midnight, suddenly my grandma who slept near to the windows felt so hot..When she looked into it..She saw flames of fire just wafting through those coconut leaves roof..
Yes..Our House is on Fire..OMG..She woke me, amma and my sisters...Amma was very much scared first, But somehow she gained all her courage together,went out and opened the front door realizing that someone can come and help us...
By which time our neighbours and friends realized the fire and came running to our house and took tons and tons of water and set the fire off..
Luckily nobody is hurt and we were safe...If those people has never arrived then I don’t know what must have happened..
The Reason for the fire is somebody near our street has set a rocket (cracker) which came straight and sat on our roof which caused this horrible accident..
So what I say is Please be careful while lighting those crackers..Have a Safe Diwali..
Ok Now coming back to today’s recipe...I know I know everyone loves Carrot Halwa, including me...But most of us think that making halwa is a difficult task..If so, Check out this...
I hope you all will love it...So off you go for the step by step recipe with pictures...
This recipe goes to Blogging Marathan-Day 2 for the theme “Indian Festival Food with Step by Step pictures”..
Carrot-3 large grated finely
Milk- ½ litre
Ghee – 120 ml / ½ cup / 4 fluid ounces
Cashews, Almonds, Raisans, Pista-3 tblspn chopped(I used Badam)
Sugar- ½ cup / 100 gms(or to taste)
Cardamom / Yelakai-4
Saffron or Orange food colouring-a pinch
Heat half of the ghee in a kadai..Fry some badam pieces in this till golden and remove it..
Now Add in grated carrot and fry for 5 mins..
Pour in milk and bring that to boil..
Simmer the flame and cover it with a lid..Let this cook for 20-30 mins until the carrot is cooked through and milk is evaporated.
Now add in sugar and mix well..Throw in the cardamom too..
Now add in a pinch of saffron yellow colour and mix well..
Let this cook untill the halwa gets thickened..It will take around 10-15 mins..
Now add in remaining ghee and mix well..
Add in the nuts and mix well..Cook this until the halwa leaves the sides of the pan..
Switch off the flame and serve hot..
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|Take all your ingrediants..Please add some food colouring in this|
|grate your carrot using fine grater|
|heat some ghee in a kadai|
|add in badam|
|fry till golden|
|remove and set aside|
|add in carrots|
|fry for few minutes|
|pour in milk|
|and bring that to boil|
|cover and simmer|
|untill the carrot is cooked|
|add in sugar|
|and crushed cardamom|
|add a pinch of food colouring|
|and mix well|
|let it cook till it gets thick|
|add more ghee|
|and fried nuts|
|cook untill it leaves the sides of the pan|
|This is one of my favorite one...|