Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simple Carrot / Doodi halwa using Milk Powder (shortcut method)

well...this is a continuation of the previous post on "The Tiranga Dessert ". The recipe of the carrot-badam halwa used as topping in there is shared here. Apart from the usual means of making halwa as chuncks to be cut into pieces , i have made them as balls and presented in mini cupcake lines, and of course, as topper, as in the previous.
 
 
Usually, it takes long long time to cook halwas, if doing with milk, but came across this simple short-cut trick in making them using milk powder, and trust me, we get this done in no time. It's really easy.
 
 
I have followed the same recipe for both carrot and doodi halwa.
 
 
 
You need :

Carrot/bottle gourd : 4/2 grated (about 2cups)
I have used red carrtos in here, as they give a more darker lovely colour
Dry non-fat milk powder: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1/4 cup/to taste(definitely not more than this)
Crushed badam(pistatios): 1/2 cup 
Ghee(clarified butter): 3 tbsp
Sweetened condensed milk : 1/4 tin
Cardamom Powder: 1/2 tsp or to taste
Cashew nuts : to decorate

How to:

Melt ghee in a pan.
Add in the grated carrots/doodi and cook for 6-7 mins on medium heat, uncovered.
Halfway through, add in the sweetened condensed milk.
Carrot/doodi must be soft by now, if not cook for another couple of minutes.
Now add dry milk powder , cardamom and sugar. Be careful with the sugar, as the condensed milk is already very sweet.
Cook for 3-4 mins or until halwa oozes oil from sides and has thickened. Switch off the stove.
Add the crushed badam powder to the halwa and mix well.





You can either serve it as such as a topper for a dessert, or along with ice-cream as a side ...


or...
 
 
make as ball, roll again the badam (or any powdered nuts of your choice)


top with a cashew half, and serve in mini papaer cups



 
Individual mini servings of halwa balls !!!



65 comments:

  1. Simply irresistible! Nice recipe dear..

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  2. Loved the presentation of halwa in form of cupcakes..
    I am hosting my first giveaway, plz enter..
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    1. Hey ! THANKS a lot for the invitation. .sure will be there !

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  3. Aww lovely!! I love all desserts and now i am craving for some halwa!!

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  4. Yum! its been ages since I had either carrot or dudhi halwa. Your post inspires me.

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  5. That's so quick & easy to make, delicious halwas and lovely presentation. Thank you Sona for the visit & for your sweet comment :)

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    1. U are most most welcome. .Ambreen. Let's stay connected :)

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  6. so quick and easy recipe...love to try this sometime for sure

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  7. Delicious halwas....wanna have some right away!

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  8. Its simple divine and I must say really tempting. I just love halwas and these with carrots are one of those.

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    1. Happy to hear these lovely words..thanks dear.

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  9. Delicious halwa....nice snaps...send your recipes to my Ongoing Event:Cooking With Love - Sister
    Ongoing event- 1st Anniversary winner's choice giveaway

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  10. OMG so yummyyy and easy. Love the way u presented them.

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  11. wow...that looks so nice and mouthwatering

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  12. Carrot halwa with milk powder seems to be a good idea.I have to try this.Love ur presentation.

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    1. Thank you deary..athukondallae short cut ennu eyuthiyae...try n let me know..ok :)...

      Delete
  13. Love the idea of placing them in cake cases, looks fabulous!

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    1. Tried it out for a change. .and it clicked !

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  14. Very tempting.. I really love the way you have arranged the halwa in small cups..

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  15. Very cute and droolworthy halwa, loved ur short cut method.

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    Replies
    1. Thanks Priya..Nithya..Meena...Anupa...Kala. happy that you all liked it.

      Delete
  16. Yummy, very very lovely and tempting dear, simply superb... love the cute little cups...
    I love your new background, very beautiful...

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    1. Thanks a lot for your lovely words. .Priya.

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  17. No words.. Just stunned;)

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  18. Uff...kollunathinu thulyamanallo ethu...awesome! Vaayil kappalinulla vellamundedo...

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  19. Halwa looks delicious and yummy.

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  20. kothiyavunnu...I bookmarked!!!gonna try dis....n a gud different way of presentation..... Love dis :)

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  21. wow ! really mouthwatering halwa balls..nice presentation n must try this...

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    Replies
    1. Sure. .u shu definitely try. .it's very time saving.

      Delete
  22. Cannot stop in 2 or 3..Looks really good and the best part is it's simple and fancy looking.

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  23. Hi Sona, your halwa balls look so delectable and cute in paper liners. Look addictive and awesome, I think 1/2 dozen for me no problemos! Got tea?? LOL

    Best regards, be seeing you. Cracking my head for next posting. :))


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    1. Of course. .tea..coffee....anything come on over !!!! N waiting for your next master piece post !!

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  24. Halwa looks so beautiful...

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  25. love the shortcut for making both halwas. presentation is very nice.

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  26. Wow Sona... I love carrot halwa and the bottle gourd version is pretty cool too :) Let me know which one tasted better. I am definitely going to try this.

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  27. Sona,

    Did you peel the skin of the bottle guord? How did you get the green color for halwa? Let me know.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Delicious halwa made with doohi and carrot. yumm.

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  29. Both the halwas look delicious. I like the way you presented it in cup cakes.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thankk you Lubna, Rumana, Linsy, Swathi and Shobha..glad that u all liked it :)

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  31. A divine treat! Carrot halwa tastes so good.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  32. I love the bite size idea, cute

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  33. Unique way of serving halwa's.. Looks beautiful Sona.. And loved the shortcut method too :-)

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  34. I like this food.. I am a foodies so, search many things on net I found two more links are awesome 1st is Ahmedabad Best Restaurants
    and 2nd is Find best dishes at restaurants in Ahmedabad, you can also upload your recipe here..

    Hope you like it...

    ReplyDelete
  35. simple yet divine!Can eat few at a time...So cute looking

    ReplyDelete
  36. Combo sounds yum,looks divine.

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  37. Lovely presentation, both the halwas look superb..

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  38. thanks a bunch, Hema, Suja, Amila, Nilu, Simi, Rosa n Mr. Arbit :)

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simple Carrot / Doodi halwa using Milk Powder (shortcut method)

well...this is a continuation of the previous post on "The Tiranga Dessert ". The recipe of the carrot-badam halwa used as topping in there is shared here. Apart from the usual means of making halwa as chuncks to be cut into pieces , i have made them as balls and presented in mini cupcake lines, and of course, as topper, as in the previous.
 
 
Usually, it takes long long time to cook halwas, if doing with milk, but came across this simple short-cut trick in making them using milk powder, and trust me, we get this done in no time. It's really easy.
 
 
I have followed the same recipe for both carrot and doodi halwa.
 
 
 
You need :

Carrot/bottle gourd : 4/2 grated (about 2cups)
I have used red carrtos in here, as they give a more darker lovely colour
Dry non-fat milk powder: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1/4 cup/to taste(definitely not more than this)
Crushed badam(pistatios): 1/2 cup 
Ghee(clarified butter): 3 tbsp
Sweetened condensed milk : 1/4 tin
Cardamom Powder: 1/2 tsp or to taste
Cashew nuts : to decorate

How to:

Melt ghee in a pan.
Add in the grated carrots/doodi and cook for 6-7 mins on medium heat, uncovered.
Halfway through, add in the sweetened condensed milk.
Carrot/doodi must be soft by now, if not cook for another couple of minutes.
Now add dry milk powder , cardamom and sugar. Be careful with the sugar, as the condensed milk is already very sweet.
Cook for 3-4 mins or until halwa oozes oil from sides and has thickened. Switch off the stove.
Add the crushed badam powder to the halwa and mix well.





You can either serve it as such as a topper for a dessert, or along with ice-cream as a side ...


or...
 
 
make as ball, roll again the badam (or any powdered nuts of your choice)


top with a cashew half, and serve in mini papaer cups



 
Individual mini servings of halwa balls !!!



65 comments:

  1. Simply irresistible! Nice recipe dear..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Loved the presentation of halwa in form of cupcakes..
    I am hosting my first giveaway, plz enter..
    http://www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com/2013/08/my-bday-ahai-shopping-giveaway.html?m=1
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
    http://instagram.com/beingbeautifulpooja

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey ! THANKS a lot for the invitation. .sure will be there !

      Delete
  3. Aww lovely!! I love all desserts and now i am craving for some halwa!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yum! its been ages since I had either carrot or dudhi halwa. Your post inspires me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's so quick & easy to make, delicious halwas and lovely presentation. Thank you Sona for the visit & for your sweet comment :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. U are most most welcome. .Ambreen. Let's stay connected :)

      Delete
  6. so quick and easy recipe...love to try this sometime for sure

    ReplyDelete
  7. Delicious halwas....wanna have some right away!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Its simple divine and I must say really tempting. I just love halwas and these with carrots are one of those.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy to hear these lovely words..thanks dear.

      Delete
  9. Delicious halwa....nice snaps...send your recipes to my Ongoing Event:Cooking With Love - Sister
    Ongoing event- 1st Anniversary winner's choice giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  10. OMG so yummyyy and easy. Love the way u presented them.

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow...that looks so nice and mouthwatering

    ReplyDelete
  12. Carrot halwa with milk powder seems to be a good idea.I have to try this.Love ur presentation.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you deary..athukondallae short cut ennu eyuthiyae...try n let me know..ok :)...

      Delete
  13. Love the idea of placing them in cake cases, looks fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tried it out for a change. .and it clicked !

      Delete
  14. Very tempting.. I really love the way you have arranged the halwa in small cups..

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very cute and droolworthy halwa, loved ur short cut method.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Priya..Nithya..Meena...Anupa...Kala. happy that you all liked it.

      Delete
  16. Yummy, very very lovely and tempting dear, simply superb... love the cute little cups...
    I love your new background, very beautiful...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot for your lovely words. .Priya.

      Delete
  17. No words.. Just stunned;)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Uff...kollunathinu thulyamanallo ethu...awesome! Vaayil kappalinulla vellamundedo...

    ReplyDelete
  19. Halwa looks delicious and yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  20. kothiyavunnu...I bookmarked!!!gonna try dis....n a gud different way of presentation..... Love dis :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. wow ! really mouthwatering halwa balls..nice presentation n must try this...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sure. .u shu definitely try. .it's very time saving.

      Delete
  22. Cannot stop in 2 or 3..Looks really good and the best part is it's simple and fancy looking.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Sona, your halwa balls look so delectable and cute in paper liners. Look addictive and awesome, I think 1/2 dozen for me no problemos! Got tea?? LOL

    Best regards, be seeing you. Cracking my head for next posting. :))


    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Of course. .tea..coffee....anything come on over !!!! N waiting for your next master piece post !!

      Delete
  24. Halwa looks so beautiful...

    ReplyDelete
  25. love the shortcut for making both halwas. presentation is very nice.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wow Sona... I love carrot halwa and the bottle gourd version is pretty cool too :) Let me know which one tasted better. I am definitely going to try this.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Sona,

    Did you peel the skin of the bottle guord? How did you get the green color for halwa? Let me know.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Delicious halwa made with doohi and carrot. yumm.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Both the halwas look delicious. I like the way you presented it in cup cakes.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thankk you Lubna, Rumana, Linsy, Swathi and Shobha..glad that u all liked it :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. A divine treat! Carrot halwa tastes so good.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love the bite size idea, cute

    ReplyDelete
  33. Unique way of serving halwa's.. Looks beautiful Sona.. And loved the shortcut method too :-)

    ReplyDelete
  34. I like this food.. I am a foodies so, search many things on net I found two more links are awesome 1st is Ahmedabad Best Restaurants
    and 2nd is Find best dishes at restaurants in Ahmedabad, you can also upload your recipe here..

    Hope you like it...

    ReplyDelete
  35. simple yet divine!Can eat few at a time...So cute looking

    ReplyDelete
  36. Combo sounds yum,looks divine.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Lovely presentation, both the halwas look superb..

    ReplyDelete
  38. thanks a bunch, Hema, Suja, Amila, Nilu, Simi, Rosa n Mr. Arbit :)

    ReplyDelete