Would love to start the first recipe with a sweet.
Carrot halwa is one of my favourite sweets. I am sure there isn’t anyone who doesn’t love that sweet.
I have always been used to the lengthy process of cooking the grated carrots in full fat milk till the whole halwa solidifies.
I remember waiting till the winter season to buy Delhi carrots to make yummy carrot halwa. After i got exposed to OPOS way of making sweets, i can bet even with normal carrots you get such amazing tasty halwa with just 4 tsp ghee !!! ( You heard it right )
250 grams grated carrots
200 grams sugar
1/4 cup milk powder
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
4 tsp ghee
In a 2 litre pressure cooker , add 3 tsp water , layer the grated carrots , add the sugar above the carrot, layer the milk powder above the sugar and 4 tsp ghee above the milk powder and finally add the cardamom powder at the top.
Close the lid. Put the weight immediately ( yes immediately and not the usual method of putting the weight after steam comes) . Place it in an induction stove at high .I placed it in 1100 watts. Few set it at 1200 watts depending on their Induction stoves.
Now count 10 whistles and switch off immediately after the 10th whistle. Release pressure manually . Open, mix and serve. You can add nuts after you open it.
It took me around 7 mins in my induction to get 10 whistles at 1100 watts. The timing may vary according to the heat source and watts used. Please keep only the number of whistles in mind. Please be alert while cooking so that you avoid any burning.If you get a burning smell, switch off immediately and remove from heat source.
Yummy Carrot Halwa Ready !!
Points to be noted
This method can be perfected by trial and error according to the equipments used.
You should put the weight before starting to cook.
In the places where it is mentioned release pressure manually, carefully let out steam and remove the weight and open it.