Here you go Nancy!
Gajar Halwa - Carrot dessert made with milk and sugar
Recipe by Cuisine Cuisine
1 pound or 6 medium Carrots, scrapped and grated
4 cups Milk, whole or 2%
3/4 th cup Heavy cream
3/4th cup Sugar
6 tablespoons Almonds, ground
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder
3 tablespoons Pistachio nuts, coarsely crushed
3 tablespoons Ghee (clarified butter), (optional )
1. Put the grated carrots, milk and heavy cream into a deep, large, heavy saucepan. Bring it to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to moderate and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture has reduced to about half its original volume and is thick enough to coat a spoon heavily.
2. Stir in the sugar and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add the almonds and the ghee and stir for a few minutes more.
3. The "halwa "is done when the mixture is thick enough to draw from the sides and bottom of the pan in a solid mass.
4. Remove the pan and stir in the cardamom. Remove the "halwa "into a decorative serving dish.
5. Decorate the top with the crushed pistachio nuts. Serve warm or at room temperature.
In India, it is very popular to serve warm "gajar halwa" with vanilla ice cream.
Recipe By : Shiva Indian Restaurant - Houston, Texas
Serving Size : 4
1 Lg Onion
6 Cloves garlic
1 Oz Fresh ginger
1 Lb Frozen spinach, thawed
1 C Plain yogurt
4 Oz Buttermilk
2 Ts Red chili powder
2 Ts Garam masala
1 C Half and half
6 Oz Paneer, cubed
Salt to taste
Grind the onion, garlic, and ginger into a fine paste. In a medium
saucepan, combine the paste, spinach, yogurt, buttermilk, chili
powder, and garam masala. Simmer at medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
Mash the ingredients with a potato masher. Add the half and half. Simmer
until the mixture has a creamy consistency, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the
cheese, simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Sharon's Notes: I didn't bother to grind the onion, garlic & ginger
into a paste. I sauteed them in a little oil before adding the spinach,
etc. I also browned the paneer cubes in a little oil. I substituted
whole milk for the half & half.