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Carrot Halwa and Squares:)

Last week,DH got a great deal on Blu-ray DVDs and he picked up the Harry Potter Series. We introduced our little Diva to Harry Potter and since then,we have been watching HP,every night..and if she has it her way,even in the mornings.
So,anyway,on last Sunday,we went out for a late lunch-early dinner and after we came back,sat down for a marathon run of HP. While we were watching the movies,I got two things done-
1) Made Carrot Halwa
2) Completed the crochet squares for my bag.
Here’s my stack of Crochet Squares:

And as for the Halwa,here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
8-10 Large carrots
1 1/4 cup whole milk
200 gms fresh Ricotta
3 tsp ghee
1/2 cup sugar(you can change this as per your taste)
Raisins and cashewnuts

Preparation:
Wash,peel and grate carrots.
In a thick bottomed pan,heat the ghee and add the grated carrots.Toast for a minute or two.
Add the milk and let it simmer on a medium flame,stirring occasionally.
When the milk is almost reduced,add the ricotta and mix well.
Also add the raisins and cashew nuts at this time. Let it cook on a low flame,till all the liquid dries up.
Finally,add sugar and mix well and again let it cook,till the water from the sugar evaporates.

Then,serve yourself a generous portion and dig in! 🙂
Note: This could take 2-3 hours,because you are cooking it on a low flame,but its worth waiting for.
This yields quite a bit- I got a my biggest pyrex bowl full..I am guessing nearly 1L.Just cool it to room temperature and keep it refrigerated.Reheat portions as you require.It should be good for a week to 10 days,if it lasts that long.Just remember to use a dry spoon everytime,you take the halwa out.

My oldest winter memories are of a big pot of carrot halwa,sitting in the fridge and portions of it re-heated for dessert after lunch/dinner or even occasional breakfast of halwa-paratha.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do:) If you do try it,please leave me a comment and let me know how you liked it:)

Back with a Flan…

Yes,yes I know,I keep disappearing…:(
I have many WIPs and so many times,I think about blogging about those but,just don’t get around to. I was away on a vacation..and obviously no food posts!As in,I didn’t cook much.
Its been two weeks since I came back and things are just warming up in the kitchen. Last weekend,I had about 2kgs of pears at home..come on they were very cheap..about $3 for 2kgs..and I CANNOT miss a good deal..
So,I had to buy the pears..and all the time,I kept thinking of <a href="http://www.frillsinthehills.com/2010/04/in-season-pears-easy-pear-flan.html">this recipe</a>.I first saw it 2-3 months back and had booked marked it. And boy!!this one is a keeper.Everyone loved it.I am going to make it again,this week,to finish the remaining pears 🙂

Go on,feast your eyes:

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I am going publish this post now,before I drown in my own drool!!LOL!