Rabbit’s Favourite

​This dish is an all time favourite of mine since  childhood. My mom being a house wife, had plenty of time once my dad and me leave for the day. She would surprise me every evening with a different snack or sweet when I return from school. I used to run back home after getting down from the school bus, just to see what mom had come up with for the day. I would settle with the food in front of the TV and watch the then famous hindi sitcom Dekh Bhai Dekh..😋😋For me, each spoon of this dish is loaded with memories. 

This is also a very healthy dish. It is similar to carrot halwa. 

Recipe:
Serves 3

Ingredients:

  • Carrot: 1 cup, grated
  • Beetroot: 1 cup, grated
  • Coconut : 1/2 cup, grated
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Sugar: 3 tbspn
  • Cardamom: 2 pods, powdered
  • Ghee: 1 tspn

For garnishing:

  • Carrot: 1, finely sliced 
  • Butter(salted/unsalted): 1 tbspn
  • Sugar: 1 tspn
  • Grated coconut: 1 tbspn
  • Cashew: 6-7, broken
  • Ghee : 1 tbspn

Method

  1. To save cooking gas, it is always better to use a pressure cooker.😉 Cook the carrot and beetroot with milk in a pressure cooker.
  2. Once cooked, pour it into a non-stick pan. Add sugar and cardamom powder.
  3. In a medium flame, let it thicken.
  4. Meanwhile, to garnish, take a pan, roast cashew in ghee. Keep it aside. (Out of reach of your hubby and kid) 😄
  5. In the left over ghee, roast 1 tbspn of coconut with pinch of sugar in it. Keep aside.
  6. Add the rest of the ghee to Carrot-Beetroot mix.
  7. Melt butter and rest of the sugar in the pan. Place the sliced carrot.Flip them over. Sugar glazed carrot is ready to be garnished.
  8. Add the rest of the melted butter to the carrot beetroot mix.Also add 1/2 cup grated coconut to it. Mix well.
  9. By now, the mix would be reduced.  
  10. At this stage, add sugar and ghee if needed.
  11. Stir it until it rolls around while stirring. Let it cool.
  12. Garnish it and serve.

Tips:

  • If you like the punch of the cardamom flavour, you could add more of cardamom powder.
  • If you do not like flavour of cardamom, add 2-3 drops of vanilla essence.
  • Since the carrot and beetroot already have their sweetness, you need to be careful while adding sugar.
  • To make it a complete healthy dish, one could add honey or a few seedless dates instead of sugar to maintain the sweetness.
  • Lastly, this dish could also be served with a scoop of icecream.😜

Hope everyone would try it out..😊
And may this Diwali be as sweet as this dish for one and all….Happy Diwali…!!☺☺

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