For me February is the month of joy and sheer cheer. It always been colorful, bright and nostalgic....
A day to celebrate bond of love and romance with each other– Valentine’s Day is just a day away.. another festival we are celebrating, which is considered pious and auspicious is Basant Panchmi, the bright Spring season.
Celebrating Love towards each other and towards nature..
To make February more happening.. Lets share lavish variety of tempting snacks (Veg)
Kaddo ka Halwa (Pumpkin Dessert)
Grated pumpkin - 4 cups (White)
Sugar - 3 cups or to taste
Cardamom - 2
Cashew nuts - 10
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Kesari colour - a pinch
Peel the outer skin and grate the pumpkin and keep aside. Cook the grated pumpkin for 10 minutes or the raw smell disappears. Allow it to cool for some time. Then squeeze out the excess of water with your hands and keep it aside.
Now take a heavy bottomed pan and heat with 1 tbsp of ghee. Add the cooked and squeezed pumpkin and sauté for few minutes. Then add sugar and kesari colour and mix well. Cook further till thickness. Now add the remaining ghee and cardamom powder. Stir on low flame till the ghee separates from the halwa. Garnish with roasted nuts. Serve hot or cold.
Egg-less Chocolate Mousse
100 g dark chocolate
300 ml cream
90 g sugar
30 g salted butter
Chop the chocolate and put it in a bowl. Put another bowl in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. Then whip in it the cream. In a pot cook the sugar until it caramelized (light brown). Remove the pot from fire and add it the butter with 2 tablespoons of whipped cream. Mix.
Pour the sugar on the chocolate in 3 times. Mix in between. Add the cream to the melted chocolate when it is tepid and mix softly. Pour the chocolate mousse in cups or glasses and keep in the fridge for at least 2 hours.