From Wiki, a light laugh,"The urban legend that says eating large amounts of carrots will allow one to see in the dark developed from stories of British gunners in World War II who were able to shoot down German planes in the darkness of night. The legend arose during the battle of Britain when the RAF circulated a story about their pilots' carrot consumption as an attempt to cover up the discovery and effective use of radar technologies in engaging enemy planes. It reinforced existing German Folklore and helped to encourage Britons—looking to improve their night vision during the blackouts—to grow and eat the vegetable."
So now it's time to list the Ingredients :
Grated Carrot : 2 cups
Shredded coconut : 3/4 cup
Milk : 21/2 cup
Sugar : 2/3 cup ( adjust accr. to your taste)
Cardamom powder : 2 tsp.(teaspoon)
Cashews : 7-8 nos.
Ghee : 2 tblsp.(tablespoon)
Almonds to garnish
- Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods, crush them in a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle. Dry roast the cashews and break them into small pieces. Keep aside.
- In a non-stick pan, pour the ghee leaving a little to grease a plate. Then add grated carrots and fry them for about 2-3 minutes. Then pour the milk over and let it cook in medium flame.
- When carrots are almost cooked, add coconut and sugar adding little by little, stir until it dissolves and then check the sweet level. If needed, add some more.
- Keep stirring when you see the milk has totally dried up and carrots are well-cooked and forming a dough and carrot is leaving the side of the pan.
- Add roasted cashews and cardamom powder to it and mix together finely and take it out off the heat.
- Grease a wide plate with a little ghee, pour the carrot halwa over it and with the back of your spatula, spread halwa evenly in a circle of 1/2" high. Let it cool completely. You can keep in the refrigerator to set it more quicker.
- Then cut it in desired shape, square or diamond. Garnish each burfi with an almond on top.
This sweet treat is travelling to JFI : Carrot hosted by The cooker this month and an original brainchild of Mahanadi.