Thursday, September 22, 2016

Low cal gajar halwa

Warm gajar halwa is comfort food. But the ones you get outside are so loaded with ghee that even a spoonful of it is sinful. And you can never stop at one spoon if it is gajar halwa.

I am very fond of sweet (Would like to repeat what my friend Anirudh says about himself, I have a sweet jaw, not a sweet tooth!) and its tough to end any meal without a dessert.
Thought of trying gajar halwa when we got the red carrots here . This is easy to cook. With the milk powder, it is easier for this to thicken on gas. Else with mawa and milk it takes ages to cook!

Edit- The recipe is no longer low cal, and I used the traditional method of using khoya and milk and ghee. But the taste was so much better. It was unsupervised on slow cook mode and tasted really good !

1/2kg red carrots, not orange ones make tastier gajar halwa
100gms sweetened milk powder
1 cup milk
jaggery or sugar to taste
raisins and cashews a handful
ghee 2 tbsp optional

Wash and grate the carrots in the food processor. Pressure cook for one whistle,keep aside. 
Saute carrots in ghee in the instant pot. Add milk and khoya. Warm milk and add the milk powder so that no lumps are formed. Add to cooked carrots and simmer on gas. Slow Cook till mixture thickens and almost dries- about 5-6 hours. Add jaggery or sugar and cook till it thickens again.
Dry roast cashews and raisins or fry in ghee and add to halwa

Here's a pic of the old recipe and the new one-

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tortilla wraps

Roasted veggies or meat - your choice
Your favorite cheese for topping

Divide the veggie or meat mixture between the tortillas and fold them. Prepare the oven safe dish with non stick spray, heat oven to 375, Keep filled tortillas in the dish and grate the cheese on top.
Place in the oven and  bake for 15 minutes until the cheese has becomes golden and bubbly and the edges of the tortillas are slightly darker.

Serve with Guacamole and sour cream !