Saturday 29 February 2020

Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa  

Our life in 2020 has become very fast and hectic. In order to achieve our goals and evolve with time we are making our habits a mere memory. Gajar ka Halwa is subject to the same destiny. We have cut down its consumption drastically as the preparation is time consuming and has a high calorie intake. Maybe that is exactly why it reminds us of maa ka pyar. In times of homesickness you can use this recipe to relish in the flavour of mom's affection. However, the issue of high calories still exist and we can always cut down our portions. Let's use this recipe to take a break from our reality and travel back to our childhood days.

Preparation Time : 30 min

Cooking Time : 3 - 4 Hours

Ingredients : 

  • Red Carrots 500 gm 
  • Khoya 500 gm (I used 2 lt full cream milk to make khoya)
  • Milk 3 lt (1 + 2 for khoya)
  • Sugar 1/2 cup or according to your taste
  • Ghee 3 Tbs 
  • Almonds blanched and sliced 3 Tbs
  • Rasins 2 Tbs
  • Pistachio sliced 2 tbs
  • Cardamom powder a generous pinch
  • Saffron 6 to 8 strands dissolve in 1 tbs milk
Preparation : 
  • First of all I prepare khoya in a heavy Bottom pan add 2 lt full cream milk. cook it on medium flame. cook milk till it is properly cooked and give a nice creamy texture and light pink colour. 

  • Take a carrot peel it, wash it and grate it nicely and keep a side

  • Cut and chop all the nuts and keep a side 

  • I a pan add 1 lt full cream milk once it start boiling add grated carrots to this

  • Cook carrots on medium flame 

  • Now add Saffron and cardamom powder to halwa.

  •  Once you feel that milk is reduced then lower the flame and Stir constantly 

  • Now add Khoya to this and stir constantly for 5 to 6 min 

  • Now add Rosins, Pistachio and sugar mix it well and cook on low flame 

  • Take another pan add ghee to this once the ghee is hot add sliced almonds to ghee. Fry almonds in ghee for a minute. Now add this ghee and almonds to gajar ka halwa  

  • Now roast the halwa for 5 to 8 minutes. Once you see that the sides are leaving oil with off the gas. 

  • Serve hot, garnished with nuts   

Tips : 
  • You can add nuts according to your wish
  • Be with your halwa specially once you have added khoya and sugar to it. This dessert needs your full attention otherwise it can stick to the bottom of pan.

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Pomegranate Lemonade

Pomegranate Lemonade 

With valentine's and boards near we need to strike a balance between comfort and scoldings. This recipe manages to achieve exactly that. A drink that brings the family together; its red colour represents the brewing romance between a husband and a wife. Its main ingredient embraces the worry of a mother for her children. This is not just a recipe, it is a break from reality, an excuse to talk to your family and laugh about all the scoldings of this week. So use this drink to bond as a family and remember life is about the love you share with your family.

Serves : 2

Preparation Time : 10 -15 Min

Cooking Time : 0 min.

Video :  

Ingredients : 

  • Pomegranate Juice 200 ml
  • Orange juice 200 ml
  • Pomegranate seeds 1 Tablespoon
  • Honey 2 Tablespoon or according to taste
  • Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon 
  • Soda 100 ml 
  • 1/2 Lemon cut into tit bits
  • Mint Leaves 10 to 15
  • For garnishing Few mint leaves and pomegranate seeds
Procedure :  
  • Take out fresh juice of Pomegranate and orange
  • In a jar take mint leaves, honey, lemon-juice, Pomegranate seeds and lemon tit bits. Crush them with the help of muddle 

  • Now add orange juice, pomegranate juice and mix all 

  • take a glass coat the edges with salt and sugar mixture.

  • Pour the lemonade mixture in glasses top up with chilled soda to give a fizz to your drink

  • Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves ....

Tips :  
  • In place of Honey you can use sugar also

Thursday 6 February 2020

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate 

The end of the first week of February, signifies the start of valentine's week. While some of you are planning to enjoy this day with your BAE, this drink will help you bring the more cozy and domestic vibe. You can enjoy the 14th by cuddling away the cold day and celebrating with this warm drink. The others who are dreading valentine's due to the overwhelming feeling of being single, this drink will help you realise self care does not always require someone. This is an essential ingredient for you to binge series and feel giddy after watching rom-coms. With the premiere of #P.S. I still love you, fix yourself a hot chocolate, grab your blanket and pamper yourself.

Preparation Time : 10 min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Serves :  2

Ingredients :  

  • Full cream milk 500 ml
  • Cinnamon Powder 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Sugar 1 Tablespoon or according to your taste (I used organic brown sugar)
  • White chocolate 1 Tablespoon (grated) or you can use white choco chip
  • Red food colour 3 to 4 drops
  • For garnishing Marshmallows and some sugar confetti  
Procedure :
  • In a pan boil milk

  • Once the milk start boiling add Cinnamon powder, sugar and white chocolate and cook altogether for 4 to 5 minutes

  • Now switch off the gas and add Red colour 3 to 4 drops ... Mix it nicely

  • Pour it in a glass add some Marshmallows and serve it hot 

Tip : 
  • You can add white sugar too if you like white sugar
  • You can add vanilla essence in place of cinnamon powder 

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