CARROT CASHEW HALWA


This is excellent in taste and texture .Made with fresh carrot juice and lots of cashew.I have posted many delights with

carrot but this recipe tops it all.

The extracted juice is cooked in ghee till the raw smell of the juice is gone.This step is more important as the raw smell

will not give good results.

Next the rest of the ingredients are added and cooked to perfection .Nutritious sweet recipe worth the try!

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

Juice of 7-8 carrots (250 gm)

1 cup sugar or to taste

2 heaped tbsp of cornflour mixed in 1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup ghee (1/4 cup to cook the juice +rest to add later)

1/2 -3/4 cup cashew nuts

a pinch of edible camphor

1 tsp cardamon(elaichi)powder

1/4 tsp mace or nutmeg powder (optional)

METHOD

Heat half of the ghee and add the juice with salt and cook till the mixture bubbles well and raw smell is absent.

Next add sugar and cook till sugar is well dissolved .

Add the cornflour mixture and the rest of the ingredients and keep mixing till you see the bottom of the pan when the

spatula is slid through the mixture.

If needed you can add more ghee (the addition of ghee depends on the richness required )

Pour into a greased tray .Garnish with more cashew nuts if you like.

Allow to cool and then cut into desired shapes.

HAZELNUT UPSIDE DOWN BROWNIE


This is an awesome brownie recipe ,gooey inside and a treat to your taste buds.Makes you close your

eyes the minute you bite into this nutty, crunchy ,gooey brownie.

This time I thought of sprinkling the nuts at the bottom (like i used to make sweets and halwas with the

nuts under the sweet )and it was a success .

Chocolate recipes turn out good only if good quality chocolate is used.

So do try this recipe and post in your comments and suggestions.

INGREDIENTS

100 gm butter

75 gm sugar (half brown +half white)

1 heaped cup flour sifted with 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

50-75 gm chocolate

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp yoghurt/curd

100-150 gm hazelnuts (slightly crushed )

METHOD

Melt the chocolate, butter in a Bain-marie (double boiler) till butter is partially melted.

Now add the cocoa powder ,and remove from fire.

Whilst the mixture is hot ,mix well till well corporated.

Whisk the eggs,sugar and essence together till sugar dissolves .(In another bowl).

Now add the chocolate mixture gradually into the egg mixture .Add curd and mix well.

Fold in the flour little by little and mix.

Line a tray with parchment paper and grease the paper with butter.

Spread the hazelnuts at the bottom,and pour over the batter.

Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Cut into pieces after it is cooled (minimum 2 hours)

You could serve it without any adornment as it has a richness of its own.

If preferred you could serve with cream/ice cream/drizzle of chocolate.