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January 2017

recipes

Carrot Halwa / ಕ್ಯಾರೆಟ್ ಹಲ್ವಾ / Gajar Ka Halwa

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Step 1: Take a thick bottomed pan, add ghee and let the pan heat up. Once it is hot, add the grated carrot and stir until the carrots become soft. Better results when done on a slow flame.
ಹಂತ 1: ದಪ್ಪ ತಳದ ಪ್ಯಾನ್ ಅಥವಾ ಬಾಣಲೆಯನ್ನು ಸ್ಟವ್ ಮೇಲೆ ಇಡಿ. 5 ರಿಂದ 6 ಟೇಬಲ್ ಸ್ಪೂನ್ ತುಪ್ಪ ಹಾಕಿ. ಬಿಸಿ ಯಾದ ಮೇಲೆ ತುರಿದ ಕ್ಯಾರೆಟ್ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಮತ್ತು ಕ್ಯಾರೆಟ್ ಮೃದು ಆಗುವರೆಗೆ ಬೆಯಿಸಿ ನಿಧಾನಗತಿಯ ಉರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ.
carrot halwa

Step 2: Add Nestle Milkmaid and stir until it condenses.
ಹಂತ 2: ನೆಸ್ಲೆ ಮಿಲ್ಕ್ಮೇಯ್ಡ್ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಮತ್ತು ಗಟ್ಟಿಯಾಗುವರೆಗೂ ಕೈಯಾಡಿಸಿ.
carrot halwa

Step 3: Add sugar (if required as per your taste), and keep stirring occasionally.
ಹಂತ 3: ಸಕ್ಕರೆ ಸೇರಿಸಿ (ನಿಮ್ಮ ರುಚಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಷ್ಟು ಬೇಕಾದಲ್ಲಿ) ಕೈಯಾಡಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಇರಿ.
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Step 4: Lastly add cardamom powder, cashew, and raisins. Keep on low flame until it condenses.
ಹಂತ 4: ಕೊನೆಯದಾಗಿ ಏಲಕ್ಕಿ ಪುಡಿ, ಗೋಡಂಬಿ, ಮತ್ತು ಒಣದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ ಸೇರಿಸಿ.
carrot halwa

Step 5: Garnish with almond and serve hot. Or if you are like us, refrigerate and serve cold!
ಹಂತ 5: ಬಾದಾಮಿ ಯಿಂದ ಅಲಂಕರಿಸಿ ಬಿಸಿ ಬಿಸಿ ಇರುವಾಗಲೇ ಸೇವಿಸಿ. ಬೇಕಾದರೆ ಫ್ರಿಡ್ಜ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಟ್ಟು ಸೇವಿಸಬಹುದು.
carrot halwa

Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below.
ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಂದೇಹ ಇದ್ದರೆ, ಕೆಳಗಿನ ಕಾಮೆಂಟ್ ವಿಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸಿರಿ.

ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು 🙂
Thank you 🙂

desserts

Get Stoned with Ice Creams at Stoned Monkey!

Koramangala is a food hub, with a new restaurant opening every now and then! The recent addition is Stoned Monkey, a dessert parlor which serves some fresh and delicious stoned icecreams. A tiny outlet with a bright-backlit wall and colorful illustrations of monkey.

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Visited post-lunch with a friend to grab some of their special sundaes! The place had few customers who were indulging in icecreams and the happiness on their face said everything. I even had an opportunity to interact with the owner of the branch, who was kind enough to explain the process of Stone Icecream (sundaes made by beating up icecreams and sweet add-ons on a frozen stone).

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Interesting fact – The Master (person who works with ice-cream), creates 31 varieties of stone beaten sundaes with 6 basic flavors (Vanilla, Chocolate, Butterscotch, Coffee, Strawberry, and Blackcurrant). The ice-creams are brought in from the central kitchen in small quantities to maintain the freshness and taste. They also sell Red Velvet and Chocolate cupcakes in small quantities.

Strong Coffee + Dark Chocolate + Milano Cookie = Via Milano! Probably the best way to describe. The usage of original Milano cookie adds flavor which is not found in its substitutes. Subtle in flavor, with light bitter notes. The joy of being able to have coffee and chocolate is immense!

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Black Mischief is the only blackcurrant-based sundae. It is mixed with vanilla, sponge and white sauce (liqueur flavored) giving it a punch! A scrumptious treat not to be missed.

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Cheese Garlic Bread, soft bread topped with chili flakes, garlic and a generous amount of melting cheese! This is a must need in between icecreams.

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I’m a kind of person who loves to end a meal with sweet paan and in this case, icecream meal 😛 It is pretty obvious where I’m heading with this – Paan Banaras! A vanilla based ice cream with home-made maghai paan, dates, gulkan, topped with tutti-frutti and whipped cream! A delight in each bite 🙂

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The prices may seem little high, but the taste and quantity make up for it. Three cheers to the entire team and happy helpers. I had a great experience and will surely be back for more! Highly Recommended 🙂

Cost: ₹500 for two people.

Click here to get Directions on Google Map.

 

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breakfast

Coffee and more at Chetty’s Coffee

Weekends are lazy and we usually head out for breakfast! This weekend turned out to be better with an invite from Chetty’s Coffee to try their menu.

Chetty’s Coffee is a small place located on 80 feet road, amongst many other restaurants. Wooden interiors, bright yellow walls with a little place to stand is the best way to describe this outlet 🙂
chettys coffee

The menu is designed well, consisting of 8-10 dishes which are simple yet unique. Avalakki Dose, Vegetable Dose, Pickle Dose, Paddu (paniyaram), Anjeer Halwa, Shavige are their special dishes. They also serve the regulars such as Upma, Idli-Vada, and Masala Dose.
chettys coffee

Upma-Kesaribath and Shavige, is probably the best way to start any day! Piping hot Upma, delicious kesaribath, and perfect ottu shavige, not to forget the tasty Chutney, which blends well with upma and shavige. This place can change your take on upma, so give it a try even though you’re not a fan of it!
chettys coffee

Anjeer halwa packs right amount of sweetness and is an absolute pleasure to indulge in!
chettys coffee

Moving on to dose, they serve 3 varieties – Avalakki, Pickle, and Vegetable dose. Avalakki Dose is soft and just melts in the mouth. However, the Pickle dose needs a little work on its taste. The vegetable dose probably leaves you wondering which all vegetables are in it! Needless to say, a different try yet tasty.
chettys coffee

Indian breakfasts usually end either with a coffee/chai and in our case, a coffee and masala chai! Masala chai flavors were on point, it’s tough to just stop with one cup!
chettys coffee

On the whole, we had an amazing breakfast experience. Since it’s a small joint, take away is the best option. The place is well maintained with quick service. Three cheers to the staff who made sure we had a happy breakfast 🙂 Will surely be back for more.

Cost: ₹200 for two people

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