Thursday, October 18, 2012
I made this super easy carrot halwa in microwave for the first day of navrathri and it contains less fat than the original stove top version.I adapted this recipe from Tarla dalal's carrot halwa(stove top recipe)
Grated carrot - 1 1/2 cups
Milk powder - 4 TB Sp
Sugar - 4 Tbsp
Ghee - 2 Tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1tsp
Cashew nut for garnishing
Mix carrot and ghee and microwave for 8 minutes by covering with a lid.
Grated carrots will become soft and cooked.
Add the milk powder,sugar ,stir and microwave for 5 minutes.
At the last minute of the cooking time add the cardamom powder and mix.
At the end of 5 minutes it would have attained a halwa consistency.
Garnish with cashewnuts.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Today is my younger one's 3rd birthday.So I made this mysorepak in a microwave.The whole process takes 8 minutes!!Easy isn't it??
When you crave for mysore pak and you dont feel like going through the whole laborius process of standing in front of the stove with a ladle,you can try this.
Besan/chickpea flour - 1 cup
Melted ghee - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Grease a plate with ghee.
Mix melted ghee and besan without any lumps.
In a microwave safe bowl(large enough so that the mixture does not overflow during the process),heat the sugar and water and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Stir and then microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Now add the ghee-besan mixture,mix thoroughly and then microwave for 4 minutes.
Stir for every minute,as it tends to overflow.
At the end of 4 minutes,when you look at the vessel,pores would be formed all over.That is exactly the required consistency.
You will get the timing right after you give 1 or 2 tries.It depends on the microwave too.
Even I felt i should've reduced 40 second during my last minute .I got a little bit hard texture.
Transfer into the plate and after 2 minutes cut into desired shape.