Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Okarai (Traditional South Indian Diwali Sweet)

Traditional Diwali Recipe Okarai

This is a traditonal diwali recipe. It is made from chana dal and jaggery.

Ingredients

  • Chana dhal...................... 2cups
  • Jaggery...........................2cups
  • Cardamom powder........1tsp
  • Cashew nuts...................few
  • Ghee..............................2tsp

Method


  • Wash the chana dhal and cook it with little water.
  • Do not over cook.Remove the water and grind coarsely in blender. 
  • Heat a pan with little water and add jaggery and stir it.
  • When the syrup comes out thick, pour one drop on little water.
  • If it is solid, add the ground chana dal and put off the heat.
  • Add cardamom powder and stir it continuously for 5 minutes. 
  • Fry the cashews and mix with okarai

Friday, November 02, 2007

Carrot Halwa(Gajar ka Halwa)

Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa)
Ingredients
  • Grated carrot.......................2cups
  • Milk......................................1cup
  • Sugar....................................1/2 cup
  • Cashew nuts and almonds
  • Chopped..............................1/2 cup
  • Ghee....................................3tbsp
  • Mava...................................100gms
  • Cardamom powder..............1tsp
Carrot Halwa is made of carrot and sugar
Carrot Halwa
Method
  • Peel the carrots and grate them. Fry them with ghee. When it is fried add, milk, mava sugar and cook for 15 minutes . 
  • Fry the nuts in ghee and garnish the halwa. Sprinkle cardamom powder.
    Serve hot/cold. Very easy to make.
  • Storage tips:
  • keep it in fridge.
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