December 31, 2009

New Year Wishes with Carrot-Sooji Halwa

Wish you all a very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2010. Hope the new year brings you lots of happiness & luck in all ways always.

I want to end this year on a sweet note. This recipe is from my mom. It is quick and simple to make, but looks rich and tastes awesome.


Ingredients:
Sooji – ¼ cup
Carrot – 2 small, grated
Dry fruits & nuts – ¼ cup all together ( I used cashews, almonds & raisins)
Sugar – 1/3 cup (or more as per taste)
Milk – 2 cups (I used 1 cup each of whole & 1%)
Ground Cardamom – ¼ tsp
Saffron – pinch, mixed in 2tbsp warm milk

Method:
  • Heat 1tbsp ghee in a pan; fry the nuts & raisins until golden and keep aside.
  • In the same pan; add 1tbsp ghee and sooji; cook till sooji changes color and smells fragrant. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan; sauté carrot till it doesn’t smell raw anymore. Set aside.
  • Bring milk to a simmer and add sugar. After sugar dissolves, add sooji & carrot and cook on low flame until slightly thick, about 5-7 minutes. Finally add elaichi & saffron. Serve hot, cold or at room temp.

This recipe is off to Nupur's Recipe Marathon - Day 7 series. I thoroughly enjoyed posting everyday for the past one week and going through the yummy dishes fellow marathoners have been making. Thanks Nupur for coming up with this idea and doing a fantastic job of compiling the recipes everyday.
I've bookmarked a ton of them already, I made Sheetal's Vangi-Pohe for lunch and I absolutely loved it. Thanks Sheetal for sharing such a yummy dish.
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23 comments:

  1. Sounds good! Never had a sweet of this combo before!

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  2. That sounds wonderful! And It's nice and simple :)

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  3. Whoa, that close-up of the halwa is too tempting! Thank you so much for participating in the marathon, Pavani, I love everything you dish up all year and will continue to be a avid reader of your blog next year :)

    Hope 2010 is full of sweetness for you and your family!

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  4. Sweet ending and sweet way to begin the year. looks good. Happy 2010 to you too.

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  5. Looks yummy!!!

    Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!!!

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  6. I have not had this combo ever.Great dessert,Happy New Year!

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  7. A sweet, sweet way to end our beautiful marathon! That close-up is spectacular! Can I have a spoon, please?

    Here's wishing for many more of these lovely meals, and wish you a very, very Happy New Year as well!

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  8. Very delicious bowl. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  9. Wonderful dish to begin the new year

    Happy new year pavani

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  10. It's so sweet of you! Ending and starting 2009 and 2010 with sweet treat! :)
    Wishing you and yours a fantastic new year 2010!!!

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  11. "Looks rich" is an understatement, Pavani! I wanted to jump through the monitor with my spoon :) Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe.

    Wishing you and your family all the best in 2010!

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  12. Hi! I came across your blog thr marathon updates....... Lovely Blog.... The close up looks delicious and such a sweet recipe to end the year.
    Wishing you and your Family A very Happy & Prosperous New Year!!!!!

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  13. Wishing you a very happy new year pavani..
    Halwa looks so delicious..and sooji too, like a double fun sheera!

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  14. Wishing You and Your Family a Happy New Year, Pavani!
    Great sweet start!

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  15. Awesome halwa, looks tempting..

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  16. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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  17. A nice little scrumptious dessert to end the year; this looks lovely!

    Wish you a very very happy and delicious 2010.

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  18. Hey gr8 to have found this space...awesome one..with awesome preps..with awesome pics to match.... Loved it all... totally..

    Happy Celebrations!!!!

    Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead....

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  19. Happy New Year, Pavani! WIshing you and your family the best for 2010! lOTS OF YUM RECIPES FOR THE MARATHON, i SEE. lOVELY PICS TOO.

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  20. Happy New Year, Pavani..
    I am looking forward to catching up on all your marathon recipes!!

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  21. looks yummy even i published one today,..:-)

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  22. Awesome Pavani! I liked this sweet dish, sweet ending to a year gone by. I like your blog and would be stopping by quite often.

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