Travel in Mexico to the land of the Maya

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Mexico embodies a spicy and fiery passion for la vida, a bit as her chiles, jalapeƱos and tequila. This spirit is found everywhere, in art, music, history and culture, but also in the way Mexicans enjoy a sense of everyday life. Being contaminated by their wonderful way of being and to discover the attractions of the country is an experience not to be missed, one of those that cannot be missed in the list of winners of globetrotters.

It's difficult to decide to book a trip to Mexico and then not be fascinated, with an amazing feeling and a unique experience that is hard to describe. Yes we are talking about the places, the wonderful sunny beaches, the warm friendly people as also of the cultural wealth and the well known historical aura surrounding this land is to be discovered.

We are of course referring to the Maya and the Aztecs, two populations that have really left their mark permanently in our human history. For completeness sake we will say that the first inhabitants of Me…

Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe

Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe

The halwa, also called halvah, halava, helva, Halawa, depending on the country comes from an Arabic word meaning sweet, what in the West would call pudding. This sweet dessert is common in countries like India, Pakistan and Persia and in particular, comes from India. Gajar Ka Halwa is made with a base of carrots, milk and sugar and flavored with cardamom, a spice present in abundance in this country of sweets.


There are many recipes with variations. It is generally prepared creamy that is consumed hot and it's super easy to make. If you feel like having something special but low in calories, try this sweet halwa that satisfies the desire for fresh and sweet dessert, but without leaving the thirsty feeling after eating it.

Carrots are good for your health and is especially useful for people with poor eyesight. Carrots can be incorporated in various ways in the preparation of recipes, chopped, grated, steamed, etc. Indians incorporate carrot in a variety of dishes such as fried rice, salads, soups, etc.


Gajar Ka Halwa recipe


I am going to illustrate the preparatory stages of the Gajar Ka Halwa recipe, a popular, delicious as well as nutritious carrot dessert from Northern India for kids as well as elders.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups carrots
  • 2 cups milk
  • 250 gms cheese
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 2 tbsp pistachios
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 15 saffron strands
  • 6 cashew nuts


Recipe Method:

  1. Wash and grate the carrots. Soak the raisins in water for 30 minutes. Blanch and shred the nuts.
  2. Boil the milk on medium-high heat in a pan until it is reduced to about 1 cup. Stir often. Set aside.
  3. Add butter in a large pan and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the grated carrots. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the milk and sugar. Mix well and turn the flame to low and keep stirring the mixture at regular intervals. Add the cheese, saffron strands, almonds, cardamom powder and the raisins. Mix well.
  4. Remove the halwa from heat and arrange in a serving dish. Garnish with cashew nuts and pista. Serve it either hot or cold.

Microwave version:

In a glass bowl, combine the ghee and grated carrots. Cover with a lid and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes.

Add the milk, sugar, cheese, saffron strands, almonds, raisins, cardamom powder and mix well. Cover with a lid and microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes.

Serve hot, garnished with the sliced pistachios, cashew nuts.


Comments

Erika said…
I think it's very good. Have a nive Sunday.
Greetings from Italy

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