Posts Tagged ‘milestone’

The award season in the Food Blogosphere is not ending any time soon!!! My friend Archana of luv2eathate2cook has presented me with these awards! Thanks Archu! She says we rock! With all the lovely comments from all my blogger friends, we must definitely rock! 😀

And then the Schmoozer award! All of you can read great interpretations of this award in Coffee’s Spice cafe. After her detailed description, I dare not say a word :D.

Well, I for one have just arrived on the internet and have just picked up some skills on this difficult box called computer that’s intelligent but refuses to listen – there is so much more Schmoozing to do!!! And Madhavi thinks the ‘Yum’ girls rock! Thanks Madhavi!

Awards may not be new to me since I have won several awards as one of the top managers of Tupperware in India for the past 6 years. In fact there is no place left in my show case.

But these awards mean a lot to me as I have earned the love and best wishes of my blogger friends who never fail to appreciate our efforts.

These past two months have been a huge learning curve in terms of a quite a few things in the virtual world from linking to widgets (I still think it will sound better as a snack’s name). I think the most difficult one to conquer has been the obnoxiously warped and jumbled alphabets that one needs to pass before publishing a comment on blogger. It used to take me ten minutes to write a simple comment – I am a sorry but I like technology to work for me not vice versa!!! Bee has elaborated more on this pain here.

Thankfully my typing speed has improved so much that I can finally type recipes faster than I cook!!! Today I am happy that I have answered all the comments on our blog and blogrolled all fellow bloggers who visited me. I just love to read all the lovely recipes posted in these blogs.

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10000th hit within 45 days of blogging surely calls for celebration, what say? 🙂 . So here’s a sweet.

Payasams can be quite boringly the same? Try this different and healthy kheer using carrots.

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Serves :3

Ingredients :

  • Carrots – 250 grams
  • Cashew nuts – 5
  • Badam nuts – 5
  • Milk – 1 litre
  • Saffron – a pinch
  • Elaichi powder – a pinch
  • Sugar – 3 table spoons

Method :

  1. Peel the skin of the carrots.
  2. Cut them into medium sized cubes.
  3. Pressure cook them.
  4. Soak badam and cashews in hot water and skin the badams.
  5. Now heat a heavy bottomed pan add the milk and bring it to boil.
  6. Simmer the stove and wait till 1 litre of milk gets reduced to 3/4 ths of a litre. Stir in between.
  7. Now grind the carrots, badam nuts and cashew nuts into a smooth paste.
  8. Add this ground paste, elaichi powder and saffron to the boiling milk.
  9. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Add sugar to it and put off the flame.The heat of the payasam is sufficient to melt the sugar.

Now the kheer is ready. Transfer it to a serving bowl.

This can be kept in the fridge and served cool also. It can also be served hot after preparation.

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