Carrot Halwa n Giveaway

by - 4:52 AM

I was pleasantly surprised when my last post on my dashboard read as 99... Amazed... time just flew and it reminded that I had to blog about my 100th post soon. The journey was really tough starting from simple spice powder to very complicated Kashmiri pulao.. I still remember Hari from Blendwithspices calling me to continue with my blogging when I left everything midway to concentrate on job. I was away from blogging for about 2 year and then suddenly when I logged in to blogger I saw that my blog was fully energetic with readers pouring in their comments and my blog breathing in high spirits... This brought me back to blogging again. Now I am happy to post my 100th recipe and announce giveaway.

I wanted to celebrate my Birthday and blog post with a sweet treat and I learnt this sweet carrot pudding from my mom. Initially she told me that there are 3 versions of carrot halwa based on the ingredients involved in preparation.  I selected the one that has milk as one of the ingredients.

Carrot Halwa ~ Sweet Carrot Pudding
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Ingredients:
Carrot - 1 Cup (grated)
Ghee - 2 tbsps
Sugar - 1/2 cup (adjust as per taste)
Milk -  1/4th cup
Roasted nuts-  handful
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
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Procedure:

Take a heavy bottomed pan and add ghee in it. Roast cashews, almonds and raisins until golden brown in color. Remove them from the pan and keep them aside. To the same pan add grated carrot and cardamom powder. Saute this mixture for 5-6 mins. Now add milk and mix all the ingredients well. Keep a lid on the pan and allow it to cook on low flame. Keep checking the status of this mixture.
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You need to wait till carrots completely absorb milk and become a soft mixture. Add sugar and keep stirring this mixture till it leaves the sides of the pan and becomes goeey. Add roasted nuts. Mix all the ingredients and remove this mixture onto a plate greased with ghee and allow this mixture to set. You can serve it hot or serve it cool with ice cream.


Giveaway time:
I am celebrating my blog's 100th post and my birthday with a giveaway. Let me tell you about the event.... It is Easy to Prepare in 15 minutes.. You can send me any recipe which can be made in a jiffy. You can send me any recipe starting from simple smoothies to fried rice but only thing is the preparation time should be 15 minutes. We can exclude the marination/ soaking/ fermenting and chopping part for our convenience.
Keep In Mind / Rules:
1) You have to mention about the giveaway along with the above logo and link back to my blog. This will help us spread the word and this is mandate.
2) Should be a follower of my blog and like my page on Facebook. This will give you additional chances to win as you get 2 points more.
3) Only new recipes are accepted.
4) Link your entries.
5) Event will run from 18th of April, 2013.
6) Use the below Inlinkz tool to link your entries.
7) Once done,leave a comment about the things you've done say like following my blog, linked your recipe to announcement and liked my blog on Facebook. Do mention Facebook name in the comment.

Giveaway time : I will be giving away Sanjeev Kapoor's cook books. One of my colleagues will choose 2 random winners and this giveaway is open to Indian bloggers only. US residents and people from all parts of the world can share their recipes too but I am really sorry guys I am sponsoring this giveaway only to people in Indian bloggers. Bloggers other than Indian can also participate and you can have your gift shipped to indian address of your friends or relatives.

If you have any questions, shoot me a mail at aathidhyam@gmail.com or drop a note through contact form. I'll get back to you

So ladies keep cooking and get going...




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  1. hi...congrats on d special day...n halwa luks so yummy n tempting.

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  2. Rich & delicious Carrot halwa!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  3. beautiful gajar halwa... n lovely giveaway!!! congratulations on your 100th post... i'm an indian but blog from UAE, can i participate? :)

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  4. wow first congrats for ur anniversary... lovely carrot halwa looks so appealing and nice give away... will send entries soon...

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  5. Hi Chaitra, Welcome Back:-) It is good to see your post after a very long gap. Congrats on your 100th post. Happy Birthday to you. Halwa is so delicious. Love the picture.I will link my entries soon.

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  6. Welcome Back... and nice event and Giveaways too..

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  7. looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

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  8. Yummy and tasty halwa. Nice giveaway.
    Please collect award from
    http://sahasravantalu.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award-from-my-3-lovely-sisters.html

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  9. hai dear happy to follow you and yummy carrot halwa.. will surely link my entries for your event.

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  10. Linked mu recipe - tamatar sev ki sabzi
    Blog url:http://desifiesta.blogspot.com/2013/03/tamatar-sev-ki-sabzi-crunchy-noodles.html
    Facebook name : Manjula kanted.
    following your blog and liked you fb page ..

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  11. Yummy halwa... Happy to follow u:) Will send my entries soon...

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  12. following your blog thru gfc and fb - sharanya palanisshami
    linked my entry - pineapple wontons....

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  13. Hi Chaitra!
    Linked my recipe too. Happy to be a part of this event.

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  14. Carrot Halwa looks yum!Glad to follow you :)- Renjini Inger

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  15. Hi dear,, luvely dish and great giveaway.. am happy to follow u in google connect and facebook too.. My facebook id is Arthy shama

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  16. Welcome back,congratulation on your 100 post and happy birthday.
    following your blog and liked you fb page ..
    My fb page is gujaratizaika

    linked my entry :kansar

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  17. Congratulations on your century :) keep going

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  18. Congratulations on your century :) keep going

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  19. Welcome back dear,congrats to ur 1st century & belated birthday wishes..

    Followed ur blog n liked ur FB page th' menagasathia.

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  20. Linked my recipe : Pineapple avocado salad

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  21. Hi Chaitra,

    I have linked my recipe & logo. I am already following your blog and liked your FB page. FB name: Amrita Adak (Motion & Emotions)
    http://accessiblediary.blogspot.in

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  22. Lovely gajar ka halwa!! Wonderful pics.!! I am your new follower. Do visit/follow my blog at-http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  23. ths a cool event!! participated!!

    i've an event going on too... pls chk ths

    Ongoing Event- Mummy Ka Magic

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  24. Following u,name: babitha antony costa

    FB name:babitha antony costa

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  25. Following u,name: babitha antony costa

    FB name:babitha antony costa

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  26. Hi Dear, i am first time here. I have entered my recipe for the event. Followed you and liked your Facebook page. I hope i am eligible for the contest now.

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  27. Opps Linked My Recipe With Wrong Name

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  28. Love your blog! Happy to follow you, you can visit my blog when you find time :)
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

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  29. linked my recipe cabbage carrot salad...following you...
    my Facebook id Welcome to my rasoi
    Simply Delicious
    http://welcometomyrasoi.blogspot.com/

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  30. Following on GFC and liked FB page.
    GFC name and Fb name - Shailaja Reddy.
    Linked my entry -
    1) Khatta Meetha veg
    2)Ragi Flour Oats Dosa

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  31. congrats for ur anniversary...
    linked my recipe here..
    Fb name : Pramitha Avinash
    following u : prami pramitha

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  32. Hi Chaitra,
    Am first time here
    Happy anniversary and birthday
    I hav linkd one of my recipes here,liked ur fb page and followed U.
    FB name:Fabus Relish

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  33. following on GFC sapana Behl
    Liked FB sapana Behl
    linked post beetrootraita

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  34. Yummy halwa... Have linked my recipe - Orange Banana Smoothie
    Blog url:http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/2013/04/orange-banana-smoothie.html
    Facebook name : Kitchen Serenity
    Glad to follow your blog and liked you FB page

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  35. Thanks for visit my space,
    carrot Halwa looks yummy
    I liked my recipe

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  36. Hey Chaitra, that was amazing halwa recipe :-) Sushmita

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  37. Hi Chaitra,
    Thanks for dropping by @ Food Mazaa.
    Linked my first entry.. Rice Pakoras
    Following you and liked your Facebook page..
    GFC name ... Shobha Keshwani
    Facebook name .. Shobha Keshwani

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  38. Linked 4 more entries..
    Rajma Cutlets
    Rose Flavoured Sooji Halwa
    Sindhi Pakora Curry
    Lemony Rice Noodles

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  39. linked up my recipes following u via GFC and FB too
    Happy Blogging!!!

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  40. Congrats ! That's an interesting giveaway... Way to go ! I am ur new follower now on !

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  41. Sorry I have mentioned ur GFC follower wrongly,its

    babitha joe/babitha costa

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  42. Thanks for the contest . i have posted 8 recipes. Following you and liked you in FB as Durga Chittaranjan.

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  43. Hi chaithra,
    Congrats on your 100th post and birthday wishes for the baby blog!
    Following you via GFC with name:Sangu
    Following on facebook with name: Sangeetha Shreenidhi
    Linked my 1st entry here Onion Bhajee

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  44. Hi Chaitra ,
    Congrats on your 100th Post.
    Following on GFC , FB
    GFC - Shey Divine
    FB Name - Sharanya Pathmanathan
    URL Link Post about your blog http://justnotthecakes.blogspot.com/2013/05/give-away-at-aathidhyam-food-pavilion.html

    Linked Recipes

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  45. Hi Chaitra,
    Congrats on your 100th post and yummy and lovely halwa.
    I am following you and liked your facebook page
    Fb name:yummyfoods -priyas virundhu
    priya anandakumar
    Very lovely event and cute blog...
    Will link in my entries.
    http://priyas-virundhu.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. Hi Chaitra,
    Have linked my first recipe will keep adding more and more...
    Happy hosting

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  47. Have linked another recipe - Coconut-yogurt chutney

    Facebook name : Kitchen Serenity

    Happy hosting dear :-)

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  48. Have linked my 3rd recipe - Panchmel Dal

    Happy hosting dear :-)

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  49. Hi, Linked more recipes...
    Veg Jhatpat Pulao
    Corn & Potato cutlets
    Mango raita
    Cocktail Medhu Vadas
    Boondi Raita
    Bhindi masala ( Microwave Version)
    Aam ras with poori
    Seero
    Rava kesari
    Healthy greens roti
    Apple Raita
    Cucumber Raira
    Carrot Stir-fry

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  50. Hi,
    I am first time here I linked my some entries here....Happy Hoasting!!!!

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  51. Have linked my 4th recipe - Pav Bhaji
    Happy hosting dear :-)

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  52. Have linked my 4th recipe - Panchmel Dal.. Home Made Pav Bhaji Masala Powder

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  53. Have linked another recipe - Creamy Cauliflower Soup

    Happy hosting dear :-)

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  54. Have linked my another recipe - Hari Moong Dal Khichdi

    Happy hosting dear :-)

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  55. Have linked my another recipe - Tomato Chutney

    Happy hosting dear :-)

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  56. Linked 5 more recipes..
    Mooli with Sarson ka Saag
    Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
    Brazilian fried prawns
    Aneis de Cebola (Fried Onion Rings)
    Mandioca Frita (fried Mandioca)

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  57. Added one more ..
    Crispy Pakoras with Sliced onion.

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