Happy Mother's Day!
Mom-Her love is like akshyapatram. As I am the only child to my parents, it is obvious how I was pampered even today. I remember my child hood, she would get up early in the morning, finish off spraying water from gate till portico.(Not to mention the kolam). Then gets milk from the booth. When my dad and I wake up, coffee will be right there. Whatever I asked she said 'Yes'. There was never a 'No'. Making me to gobble healthy foods was a tough job for her. I am proud of my mom.
She is my lifetime friend, philosopher, and guide. I can talk to her any matter. I never saw her sitting idle. She kept herself busy. She visited me every month in hostel during college days sometimes bringing food. I always spend time with her in gardening. Coconut trees, shrubs and many plants are nursed by her.
I used to talk about other bloggers to her. She liked everyones recipes. Recent days most of our talks are about who has posted what recipe. I told one of the recipes to her, i.e., carrot halwa. It was from Malar Gandhi. My mom liked it very much (and me too!). When I said that I wanted to try the recipe, she asked me to add coconut as it will taste wonders (she is big fan of coconuts and yes it tasted excellent). I didn't add ghee or condensed milk in the recipe.
She is a very good cook……..I love you mom. This halwa is for you.
Carrot: My family loves carrot. Last night, I went to whole foods and grabbed a big pack of carrots. Every week, I cook carrots for them or feed them raw. My husband's job is to work in front of computer for many hours. So I make sure my husband and everyone in the family takes up enough carrots.
Ingredients for carrot coconut halwa:
Carrot (grated)– 2 cups
Coconut (grated)-2 cups
Sugar – 2 ½ cups
Cashewnuts – 2 tablespoon (broken)
Cardamom powder – 2 pinch
Water – 1 ¼ cups
Dry roast the cashewnuts, cool them and powder them. Keep it aside.
Take a thick kadai and add the sugar and water.
Melt the sugar and keep in the medium heat.
When the sugar reaches thick consistency (Take cold water in a small bowl.Drop the syrup and it should be thick ball).
Add the carrot and coconut and mix well.
When the mixture thickens add the cashewnut powder and cardamom powder.
When it becomes thick like a ball and leave the sides of the kadai, remove from heat.