Saturday, August 04, 2007

Celebrating my Blog anniversary with Halwa

Yes its a year since I started this blog. I have learnt so much from the food blog world in the past one year. So many new recipes, new gardening ideas, kitchen tips and most importantly have come to know so many food bloggers out there. When I started this blog, it was only a place to store my recipes for me to visit later and to share it with my parents who live far away from me. But now I am happy that I have people who regularly visit my blog and encourage me with their comments and suggestions. My husband says that I make new dishes these days just to take pictures and post them on my blog and honestly most of the times he is right. So a big thank you to all my friends, regular readers and fellow food bloggers.

Doodhi (Bottle gourd) halwa

Ingredients:

Doodhi (bottle gourd) (grated) - 2 cups
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Cashews - 1 tbsp
Raisins - 1 tbsp

Method:

Fry cashews and raisins in 1 tbsp ghee. Fry grated doodhi in the remaining ghee for about 10 min till most of the raw smell disappears. Add milk and let it cook in medium heat till most of the milk evaporates (about 20-30 min). Add sugar and cardamom powder and cook till desired consistency is reached. Some people like me, prefer their halwa in a semi solid state and some like it in a burfi state. Add fried cashews and raisins and remove from heat. This can be served both hot and cold.

14 comments:

Sharmi said...

waw halwa in heart shape!! congrats on your blog anniversary. keep up the spirits. lovely and delicious looking halwa.

sra said...

Happy anniversary!

Sig said...

Congratulations on finishing one year Deepz... Happy Anniversary...

Srivalli said...

Happy anniversary!

Srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Deepz said...

Thanks sharmi, sra, sig and srivalli.

bhags said...

happy anniversary deepz......doodhi halwa is my fav

Manisha said...

Congrats!

I thought of you this evening! We were in Longmont looking for some furniture and drove through downtown Longmont, which reminded me a lot of Westmont, a Chicago suburb!

Jyothsna said...

Congrats! And keep going!

Saju said...

Happy Blog anni! The halva looks awesome.

Richa said...

Congratulations on ur blog anniv!
Many more to go....
Halwa looks yum

Mishmash ! said...

Hey Congrats :)Keep it going :)

Shn

Asha said...

Congrats!! Happy first anniversary Deepz! I had my first too few weeks ago!:)
Will be posting for GBP in 2 weeks!

Mona said...

hi Deepz, Wish ur blog a very happy first birthday :-) Keep up the gud work

www.monaafzal.wordpress.com

Deepz said...

Thanks Bhags, Jyothsna, Saju, Richa, Mishmash, Asha and Mona.

Thanks Manisha. Next time maybe you should stop by.