Showing posts with label orange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label orange. Show all posts

Monday, June 21, 2010

Carrot and Orange Halwa

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
I think today we can celebrate "Halwa Day"!!! There are 5 recipes in FB from my blogger friends in one day!!! Here is mine too!!

Actually, I was thinking to do something different with carrot as I wanted to participate in PJ's on going event. Even though I have few recipes in my draft, they are usual ones and are spicy foods.I thought of making some sweet with Carrot and could not think anything else other than this Halwa. But Carrot halwa is a very common sweet. There are many methods to make a simple carrot halwa. And I thought of giving it a twist by adding Orange to it. 
First, I was not sure how it will come out!!! As I never cooked orange directly on heat! I started with little hesitation.
I thought of the ingredients : the normal things which we use for other halwas.
And here it is :
Carrot - 1 big
Washed, peeled, cubed and put into a blender to take the juice. Seive the juice and keep the pulp aside.My juicer is under repair, so these many steps I followed. You can make the juice using juicer.
Carrot pulp - which remained after the juice is sieved.
Orange - 1 big, Take out the juice.
Now measure the juices.
I got half cup juice from both.
Sugar - 1/4 cup or little more if Orange is sour. 
Ghee - 1 tsp
Crushed Almonds and cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
Cornflour - 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp as per the texture of halwa
Salt a pinch
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Now, Mix both the juices and pour in a thick bottomed kadai on a heat. When it starts boiling add sugar and carrot extract. Stir and allow it to boil till it thickens. It may take 15 minutes. Now add cornflour and salt. Add cinnamon powder and Crushed dry fruits. Cook till it starts leaving its sides. Transfer it in to a greased plate and allow it set. 

Carrot and Orange Halwa it ready to eat! Have it hot or chilled!!
Sending this to PJ's ongoing event "Vegetable Marathon"

Sending it to 
Keep Smiling,

Friday, March 5, 2010

Biscuit Poli for Holi

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,

In North Karnataka, there is a tradition that during the Holi festival, people prepare poli or stuffed sweet paratha or (ಹೋಳಿಗೆ in Kannada). My mom wanted to make puran poli. But last week, I saw 2 packets of Complan Biscuits in the box, (which I bought 2 months back for my kids). I was thinking what can I make with that. Then, few days back I prepared Chocolate Halwa which I got from Srivalli ( here is the recipe ). There was little condensed milk left with me. So I thought of making poli using biscuit and condensed milk.
It was fun preparing as my mother also joined me and helped me to do this.

I had one Chocolate cream biscuit and one orange cream biscuit packet. First I thought I will mix both the biscuits. But my mother told me to make separate as both taste different. It was good that I listened to her.(I seldom do that!!! :-( ). 
Ingredients :
Chocolate cream biscuit - 1 packet (10 pieces were there in one packet)
Orange cream biscuit - 1 packet
Condensed milk - 3 tbsp for each biscuit
I crushed the biscuits(one by one)  and put it in a blender to make it a powder. Transfered in a plate and added condensed milk to the powder to make a dough.(you can see in the photo). Make small balls to stuff and keep it ready.
 For dough
Wheat flour - cup 
(for healthier reason, I used wheat flour, you can use all purpose flour or maida also)
Pinch of salt
Oil - 1 tsp
Mix together in a bowl and prepare soft dough and keep it aside for half an hour.

Take small ball of wheat flour dough and roll little. Keep one biscuit ball in the middle and cover the dough properly.
Roll it to make a circle. And fry it both the sides. Repeat with other balls.

I could make 4 polis from each flavor. (total 8 polis!)
My elder daughter enjoyed the Chocolate poli and my neighbor loved the orange poli. It tasted really great! I really recommend everyone to try this, especially for the kids.
I hope all of you enjoyed the colorful festival Holi. My both daughters had a blast. Here are the photos : 


Keep Smiling,                   

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