For the dinner party for friends on Friday I made Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa) and it was served with Vanilla ice-cream(store bought)
The recipe is from Nupur's blog One Hot Stove.
This was my first attempt at Gajar Halwa and I must say the result was most satisfactory.
I had to make minor changes in the ingredients because those mentioned in Nupur's recipe are not all available here in India - molasses and evaporated milk.
My modified recipe
1kg carrot shredded
1 can Milkmaid condensed milk
1/3 cup Jaggery
1/2 cup chopped Cashewnuts
2 -3 tbsps. Ghee ( clarified butter)
I followed the steps Nupur has put down in her recipe, no changes there.
Heat ghee and stir fry the cashewnuts and the shredded carrots.Add the condensed milk and cook on medium heat until the mixute thickens. Add the jaggery, powdered cardamom and a pinch of salt.Continue cooking and stir the mixture constantly still all the moisture has been absorbed. This is my second contribution this month to the Tried and Tasted event being hosted over at Zlamushka's Spicy Kitchen and there will be a round -up of all those who tried and tasted recipes from Nupur's blog in the first week of July.
2nd July 2008
Here's a bit of information for those in Bangalore
"molasses is jaggery. i usually use the fine powedered organic jaggery found in nilgiris or fabindia. however i saw a bottle of gooey semi liquid jaggery in namdharis which i'm sure would work just as well. i use molasses for gingerbread." Thanks Priya for the info must check out Namdharis.