HAPPY DIWALI !!
What better way to start the food page than with a dessert during a festive month 😉
For the uninitiated, Diwali ( Deepavali ) is an Indian festival when lit earthen lamps adorn houses symbolizing victory over darkness – victory of good over evil, celebrating Rama’s return to Ayodhya after his exile.
But as a kid, Deepavali symbolized the following for me😃:
- New Clothes
- Fire Crackers – all of them ( plastic guns, flowerpots, chakras, rockets, 100 & 1000 walas, sparrow bomb, Lakshmi bomb , atom bomb etc )
- Food – Murukku, Desserts
This year, I ventured into making Carrot Halwa for the first time, mainly due to hubby dear’s sweet tooth and a new food processor that would do all the grating for me 😉 Also because, I wanted to impress my friends whom I had invited for a Diwali party at home.
This Halwa is mostly carrots, dry fruits ( your pick – I used raisins and cashew nuts ) , ghee ( clarified butter), milk and sugar. And, is pretty easy when prepared using pressure cooker.
My changes :
- Added 1 – 1.5 cups of condensed milk after pressure cooking
- Adjust Sugar per taste
- Styled it for Diwali using almonds 😉
It turned out pretty good, not bad for a first timer 😃
Our home was filled with its aroma and warmth, only adding to the love our friends brought 😇
❤ Cooking Is Love Made Edible ❤