Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Beetroot Halwa

For the past few days I have been very busy looking after Aashu. So its quite sometime I prepared any new dish. The occasion called for when K’s Aunt and Uncle dropped by for three days. I was quite apprehensive whether they will like my cooking. They were our first guests after marriage and after moving into our new house. There were fresh Beetroots in the refrigerator. I thought why not prepare Beetroot Halwa. It turned out to be very yum yum and delicious. This is Ammas receipe.
Beetroot is disliked by most of the people because of its color but it is good source of iron and other nutrients.It has vitamins A,B AND C.

What do we need

•3 cups of grated beetroot

•3 tbsp of ghee

•Cashew nuts(10-15)


•1 cup sugar

•½ sp Cardamom(Ilaichi) powder

Beetroot Halwa

How to prepare

1.Take 1 tbs of ghee in a pan and fry Cashew nuts and Raisins separately and keep
them aside
2.Add 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan, maintain low flame
3.After 30seconds, add grated Beetroot to it, stir for 5 mins .
4.add 3 cups of water (milk is the best option instead of water) and keep the lid
for 10-15 mins, stir occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the pan
5.Continue this process till beetroot becomes soft
6.Add 1 cup of sugar, Cardamom powder to it and stir it for 5mins.
7.Add raisins and cashews to it
8.Finally garnish it with the remaining cashews and raisins
9.Delicious beetroot halwa is ready to be served !

Carrot curry

we can be eat carrots in a variety of ways. The simplest way is raw as carrots are perfectly digestible without requiring cooking. Alternatively they may be chopped and boiled, fried or steamed, and cooked in soups and stews.Carrots contain beta-carotene, a carotenoid pigment found in bright orange fruits and vegetables.I t is rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A plays a major role in eyesight by preventing night blindness and helping with the maintenance of a healthy, clear cornea (outer membrane of the eye).
Carrots are loved by most-of-them. Carrot curry is very easy to prepare. The only hard work you need to put is to grate it. K & me love this dish so I often prepare this.Do you know something, to everybodys surprise i learnt this receipe from "K"


• Grated carrots 3 cups

• Green chilies 4

• 2 tbsp of oil

• Salt to taste

• Lemon juice 3 spoons

• Few coriander leaves


1.Peel carrots and grate them

2.Take oil in a pan

3.Add mustard and pinch of hing(hing is optional), fry it till it splutters

4.Add chopped green chilies slit vertically to the oil

5.Next Add grated carrot along with salt

6.Stir for 5 minutes on a low flame till the carrot becomes little soft

7.Remove the curry from the flame and now add lemon juice to it.

8.Finally sprinkle few coriander leaves on it.

It goes best with Rice and even eat it as snack in the evening

Carrot Curry

Note : We have to add the lemon juice to the curry when it is removed from the flame

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy and a Wonderful New Year 2009

Another year just passed by so fast.This New year we planned to stay at home and enjoy.Its chilling outside and we decided to celebrate at home.Krishna and I decorated a little bit with balloons and colored ribbons which turned to be hmmm not bad at all. We planned to have some music but since Aashrita was fast asleep we dropped the plan and stuck to the T.V. We got a Black Forest cake Yummmyyy.Naku chala istam Black Forest and Butter scotch. Had dinner at 9.30pm and Aashrita to the surprise gotup and joined us to celebrate. At the tick of 12.00 I and krishna greeted each other with new year wishes and ofcourse Aashu got lot of kisses from me. Aashu and I cut the cake and took few snaps.well Inti nuchi amma and attayya deggara nunchi calls vachai so wish chesi, finally at 1.00 ki padukunnamu.
Konni snaps upload chesanu so see it and enojoy!!!!!!!!!!!! bye for now