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Gajjar ka Halwa Recipe

Gajar ka Halwa is a light nutritious dessert with less fat than many other typical South Asian desserts. The dessert is traditionally eaten during all of the festivals in India, mainly on the occasion of Diwali.It has a medium shelf life so its always better to prepare little and consume early.

As per Wiki, In 300 grams of gajar halwa there are 268 calories (76 come from fat, 180 from carbohydrate and 16 from protein). It can be prepared easily usin g microwave or pressure cooker but i dont like that taste, since gajjar doesnt get enough time to soak and dry. To add rich taste to your halwa, so that its melts in mouth, cook it in milk, and add khoya at end.

So let me share my recipe ,which is very easy and taught to me by my Mom and grandma.

Time to cook : 1.5hrs


  • 2kg carrot (गाजर)
  • 400 gm Khoya (400 ग्राम खोया)
  • 250 gm Sugar (चीनी)
  • ½ litre milk (1/2 लीटर दुध)
  • 50 gm each of almond, nuts & raisins (50 ग्राम कटी हुई बादाम, काजू ,किशमिश)
  • 1 spoon cardamom powder (इलायची )


Method of Preparation:

  1. Peel, wash and then grate the carrots. You can grate it manually using grating tool or you can use food processors to ease out your work. (take 15mins)
  2. Heat a pan and put the grated carrot and cook on medium flame till the raw smell disappears. (approx. 20-25 mins). Don’t hurry to go to step 3. Let water evaporate properly so that carrot can consume Milk nicely in next step. If you leave carrots slightly wet then Milk will not be properly consumed by carrot and it will not melt properly in mouth at the end.
  1. Add milk and boil on low flame till thick. You can put a lid over your pan and relax for sometime. It will take minimum 20 mins. You can stir in between so that carrot doesn’t stick to your pan.
  2. Once it starts thickening ,add sugar and stir. Cook on low flame for further thickness. When you add sugar, it will again leave lot of water, so cook evenly to let water evaporate. This step again takes 15-20 mins. Stir in between.
  3. Meanwhile grate khoya and keep aside.
  4. Once you see carrots are dried (least wet), add Khoya, which you have grated before.
  5. Continue to cook and stir the carrot mixture till it dries.
  6. Add cardamom powder and stir.
  7. Finally garnish with almond, nuts and raisins.

Carrot Halwa or Gajjar ka Halwa is ready. Serve hot


Homemade festive delights with easydiner | Recipes for sweet tooth

Homemade festive delights presented by Nestle Milkmaid & Nestle Grekyo
Festival season is round the clock and we all enjoy eating delightful desserts. So its a call out to all lovely people reading my blog now, here i am with my last event coverage, which happened at Indigo Delicatessen, cyber hub in collaboration with Easydiner last week. We had a fun-filled sweet sweet day as we learned so many dessert recipes from chef Rahul, using Nestle Grekyo Yogurt & milkmaid.
Event was inaugurated by Nestle Product/brand manager , where he described about Nestle and its products, specifically he shared more about Greek yogurt which was VIP guest of tonite.

Do you know Grekyo yogurt of nestle is prepared using different bacteria with milk powder. Shocked to hear it. Read more to know recipes made out of it !!

Chef Rahul, took over from him and started sharing his secret recipes.

Let me provide you a short overview of the event:
1) Condensed milk cup cake
It was yummlicious cupcake i ever had. Soft and moist from inside decorated with a swirl of delicious buttercream frosting. and butterscotch crunches.
  • Butter  85gm (room temperature & softened)
  • 250gm Nestle condensed milk
  • 1Egg
  • 1tpsn or 5gm baking powder
  • 125gm of Refined flour
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
Ready In : 30mins
Serves : 10 people
  • Preheat oven to 375f or 190c; line muffin cups with papers.
  • Cream butter till light and fluffy
  • Add Nestle condensed milk gradually and beat both now. Don’t add once else lumps will get created.
  • Add 1egg..if u want to avoid egg, you can add more condensed milk.If you want to add more eggs, do it one at a time.
  • Now add Refined flour (mixed with baking powder). Easily mix & churn so there are no lumps. Don’t move it fast,as it will become sleek
  • Now add Vanilla extract & Keep it aside for 5mins so texture is even.
  • Now fill it up in prepared cups. Don’t overflow, so just fill it up till 2/3 of cup.
  • Preheat it in Oven at 175 degree for 20mins.
Suggestion: Best part of this recipe is No machines required at home. Secondly in cupcakes..use less baking powder as you don’t require much fluffiness.
Icing: For icing your cupcakes, you can use chocolate ganache, as it gives both flavors of a chocolate and full of cream. Its 1/2 choc 1/2 cream. Sometimes prepared in Rum too, to give alcoholic flavor. Else decorate with a swirl of delicious buttercream frosting.
2. Baked yogurt
This recipe can be prepared using any flavored Nestle Grekyo yogurts in less than 15mins and Serves 5 people.This dessert is absolutely divine – just try it once and you will want to make it again and again. Best point here is, we don’t have to remember the chef maths, since all ingredients are used in equal proportions.Its perfect for parties as they can be made ahead of time.Here is how to make baked vanilla yogurt.
  • 200gm Caramelized Condensed milk ( Its a different ingredient prepared over 4.5hrs in a boiling pan, keep on stirring)
  • 1/2 cup or 200gm Fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup or 200 gm flavored grekyo yogurt
  • 1/2 a teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Take a bowl and add in half a cup each of Flavored Grekyo yogurt, heavy cream and condensed milk. In India, we do not get heavy whipping cream. We get only low fat cream and it works fine for this recipe.
  • Now we need to add 1/2 a teaspoon vanilla. We need real good quality vanilla extract for this recipe. Please do not use imitation vanilla.
  • Mix everything well until smooth.
  • Pour it in cups or vodka shot glasses and bake in a 160° Celsius oven for 13-14 minutes. No need to preheat the oven for this recipe.
  • After 15 minutes, the middle of the cup should be jiggly. If its still liquid, bake for a couple of minutes more. Do not let it cook for long else it will become hard. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool.

Suggestion: Secret of this recipe is to place the glasses in “Water Bath”, which means hot boiled water.

3. Fruit yoghurt salad
Its just like a fresh fruit salad but yes with a twist. Definitely its tangy and flavored with secret ingredient Yogurt. Do try it at your home and kids will fall in love with this healthy dessert. Its very simple to prepare and takes less time.
  • Fresh fruits
  • 1 nimbu
  • 1tbsp jaggery
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1tbsp honey
  • flavored Grekyo Yogurt
  • Cut the fruits & peel off properly . Place them in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir them & toss until combined
  • Now add jaggery  to mixture so it absorbs extra moisture and helps product to be fresh for long .It also adds to texture.
  • Now sprinkle lemon juice to add tanginess. mix well
  • Add cinnamon powder and honey to balance the texture
  • You can also add Granola for crunchiness.
  • Spoon the fruit into serving bowls and top with the Nestle grekyo yogurt


Follow for more such delightful recipes!!

Lockup..Wanna be jailed for food!!

As name suggest, this place gives you new experience of being in a jail and treated with scrumptious food in aluminium plates and bowls. I visited it yesterday with my husband to have dinner & was really impressed with its interiors. They have tried really well to create the quirky rusty ambience with jail bars all over, dim lights and old Aluminium chairs. Walls are decorated with thief’s images and a chain barred thief standing on doorstep to welcome you. They have utilized the space very well, providing 2 floor seating with ample way to walk.

Service was really quick and person in charge ensured everybody is attended on time. Food presentation is tasteful just like its food.We were very hungry so started off with starters along with few mocktails like Oye Bubbly (5/5) – Orange & peach mojito, Melon Fresco (5/5) : Watermelon & mint juice


  • Veg Mezze platter (4/5) – crispy falafel,baba ghanoush served iwth soft pita breads and hummus. Decorated nicely using long crispy papdi.
  • Veggie surprise (5/5) – It was a Wrap slight on spicy side, but full of veggies and mayo cheese. must try. Outer crust was
  • Farm house Pizza (5/5) :
  • Jalapeno Poppers (4/5):

With a slight break and our talks, we ordered our main course, Dal Makhani, chicken makhani with breads. Must say the Dal makhani was authentic to its taste with perfect flavors indeed. No artificial added cream. Its gravy was perfect blended with spices.



We called off our lovely evening with a wonderful surprise dessert. Guess the Ball (5/5): no words to describe its presentation and taste. The pic says it all.

Had a great day and will highly recommend it to all. Please find it on Zomato at :

Lockup Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Big Boys Lounge

Gurgaon Sector 29, is most fast growing market of pubs and lounges. Recently it got a newbie in place next to Prankster, called the “Big Boyz Lounge”.  This place is best for all party poppers who can afford richness 😊as its decorated with expensive interiors and lavishly furnished with huge dance floor next to DJ console to step on right chord.

Its spread over two spacious floors (4th & 5th) with both indoor & outdoor seating available. The Air lounge outside offers mesmerizing view of Leisure Valley accompanied with head-bang on cocktails to be served while seating in comfortable cozy sofas. Lounge offers delicious Continental, North Indian, Chinese and Italian Food. It is a huge property, can withhold easy 200+ people in one go.

It not only offers the best food but also impressive cocktails and yet defines its own exclusive style of a casual, classic lounge and bar.They have Multi global kitchen with World cuisine and fantastic Cocktails Card to slosh at club. They don’t own any brewery, hence the best here is their Cocktails which are a class apart.


Till date, its the best hideout for me after busy office.We visited it last friday and kicked of our mood with cocktails like :

  • Kaala jaadu: Served in a dramatic facial ceramic jar with its perfect presentation. Tasted good.
  • Big boyz theory
  • Lost in Translation
  • Morning Glory

Being a vegetarian, I was really happy to visit this place as they have so many options to justify my taste. In snacks we tried

  • Saras Potato & corn: Loved the crunchy, veggies (mainly potato) filled rolls mad my day. We repeated the order. It was definetly a winner dish for me & a must try
  • Bagichi Paneer tikka: Tender Panner shots served with in-house sauce. Tasted really good
  • BBL special Shammi kebab : served with chips and sorted veggies, tasted lip smacking , done aptly with spices
  • Spring rolls- Crispy and appetizing rolls which were not at all oily and filled with flavoured veggies.
  • Home-Style Pizza called Naanza was their specialty & tasted amazing.


The main course is again my all tym fav, dal makhni with paneer dishes and served with Lachcha parantha. Everything was authentic to its taste and aptly done.

Servers were quite known about their work and dishes. Service was quick either it be food or mocktails.

Find it on Zomato at :

Big Boyz Lounge Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Cost For Two: Rs. 1,800 for  (approx.) with alcohol

Location: Floor 4-5, Plot 13-15, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Philtre..??a love potion ? Wanna try ?

Yes friends, am back with my next review of newly opened restaurant in gurgaon’s happening place, Sector 29. As we all know this place is full of newbie’s with different concept so yes lets welcome Philtre , which means ” a drink supposed to arouse love and desire for a particular person in the drinker”, in other words a love potion.

This place is full of aroma be its ambience, concept, food presentation. They have a ancient era funda behind every drinks and food. Theme of this restaurant is related to an old era with fascinating paintings on the wall,decorum and bar arrangements.They don’t believe in using glassware to match their old era concept and hence go for  Brass, ceramic and other metals which were famous for crockery.

Food & drinks menu is wide and has lot of different exotic names to it. Every food item is served along with its presentation & preparation story, which not only excites us to try it but also makes us feel good to eat what we know.

Drinks were customized according to our choices, be it a mocktail or a cocktail and presented beautifully in different ways like in mocktails we had:

  1. Piney Basil slush : Its a must try
  2. Asian Sapphire
  3. Cold coffee

Similarly in cocktails we tried :

  1. Botany of Desire : Must try
  2. Midas Touch

DrnksComing to veg starters, we had

  • Beetroot crisps (4/5): Nowadays many restaurants are playing with beetroot and creating good dishes, this is yet another one of those. Thinly sliced battered beetroot golden fried served with bhel and mint chuttney.
  • Cholle chawal bites – This was something new to me, with a crispy fried layer full of spicy chole rice mixture. Spices were little on high end but yes loved the fusion.
  • Rajma Galouti – This was a different style to present galouti dish with fast food fusion. Placing rajma galouti kebab over in-house nachos was very innovative. Taste was literally lip smacking and delicious.

In non veg starters, the all time fav of my hubby was

  • Lamb chops(5/5) – One of the best and softest lamb chops that he ever had. Melted in mouth, and full of aroma and flavors. These Lamb Chops were a showstopper dish.
  • Maggi Fish Finger (4/5): My favorite dish, fresh fish battered with Maggi and fried golden, served with tartar dip. Amazing.
  • Butter Chicken Fondue (4/5): Another nice dish. Fried minced chicken fingers served with butter chicken gravy.
  • Lucknowi seekh (4/5): Yummy double seekh kebab filled with cheese at the center. Amazing.

In mains we ate, Maggi Prawns (5/5): Perfectly cooked prawns inside you very own Maggi. Must try for prawn lovers. Lamb Croquettes (4/5): Having nicely spiced and minced lamb inside crispy crust outside. Served with rogan josh gravy. Falafel Curry (5/5)-(both veg & non veg), this was a new fusion concept wherein the gravy was so creamy and  falafel carried its own crunchyness. Not an easy task so well done chef and a must try. Machir Ghunto(5/5) – Its a pulao with fish texture. Authentic to its taste and aroma. Was delicious.

Last but not the least , dessert was the USP here. We had In Desserts we had Litchi Rabri panna cotta (4/5): Served with Saffron foam and crispy almond tuile. Chocolate Desire (5/5): It was a cylindrical shaped chocolate flavored dessert sprinkled choco chips and served with fruit sauce,It had right amount of chocolate in it, was not much sweet and not much dark. Must try for chocolate lovers. Kulfi Falooda (5/5): A full platter of falooda served with various food items like fresh fruits, Malai peda and Paan flavor , which made it the showstopper in desserts. It was scrumptious and very refreshing.

Service was really quick and servers knew what they are serving which makes it more presentable. Before leaving the chef visited us to know our experience, presented us with something i can nevr forget, Gur Candies,have a look 🙂


Must try place and highly recommendable. You can find it on Zomato:

Philtre - The Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friction..the drinkery @ Sector 29, Gurgaon

Friction is a newbie in Sector 29 market Gurgaon with the promise to serve people with long lasting memories. Its located near IFFCO metro station, with ample parking space and placed next to After Stories. It has 2 level seating with adequate bars on both floor. Seating is very cosy and comfortable with exotic interiors. Service was really quick and its important to mention the politeness of servers.

Songs played at right chords in accordance to ambience. Led’s are setup to enjoy your time while watching favorite sports.

Coming to food, we started our weekday evening with few refreshments including

  • White Wine Sangaria(4/5)
  • Virgin Mojito(5/5) – Full of refreshment and tanginess required. Must to try
  • Chilli Guava(3/5)– the Tabasco content is on higher side so felt it more chilly , hence can be improved.

In Snacks we tried, Oven Baked Nachos(4.5/5) -which were crispy inhouse nachos layered with cheese and sauces. Veg Salt and Pepper(3/5) –  I personally think it can be improved by adding some fusion to it.It didn’t go much with my drinks. Dahi Kebab(4.5/5)-  I just loved the fusion of dahi ke kabab with beetroot. It has authentic flavour with sweet tanginess. Duo Paneer Tikka(4/5)– It was authentic to its grill and taste. Veg Quesadillas(5/5) – I personally loved them as it was soft and full of veggies which perfect flavor. Served with lip smacking sauces. Thai Spring Rolls(3/5)-  I think they need a little makeover as spices were less and couldn’t match to authentic flavor.

In Main Course, we had Dal Makhani & Paneer Makhani with assorted breads. Both the dishes were authentic to its flavor and taste. Perfect spices and colour made it scrumptiously tempting. They were served with jeera aloo sidings and salad.

Last but not the least was desserts which made my evening sweeter. We had Apple and Cinnamon Cigar Rolls(3.5/5) – a good try to give it a fusion look, but yes can be more improved. Choco Chip Fudge Brownie with ice-cream(5/5) – was winning dish for me being lip smacking delicious. Hot Chocolate Waffle(3/5)- Authentic to its look and taste. All the desserts are highly recommendable for people like me with sweet tooth.

Presentation of food is amazing and quantity is worth for 2 people. Will definitely visit it again and recommend to all my foodie lovers.

You can find it on Zomato at:

Friction The Drinkery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

United Coffee House Rewind..relish the old days @ cyber hub

Hello friends, i am back with the food review of United Coffee House Rewind which takes a topical turn to the its heritage legacy restaurant in CP. So no more heading to CP or DLF Mall of India for UCH as its opened in cyber hub as UCH’s hip new bistro called Rewind.

Rewind will be a fresh take on UCH, which will offer you a wide variety of 300 + salads, soups, smoothies, different delicacies and desserts. It is said so, because it will have UCH signature dishes along with new menu to set the new niche for serving the people for generations by giving them an unforgettable fine dine experience.

Rewind is located at 1st floor in cyber hub & its ambience has a retro look with exquisite decor and photographs hanging around, comfortable seating and spacious enough to accommodate 50 pax .Classical twist with music of 70s-80s hitting the right chords adds to the scrumptious food & lovely evenings.

Coming to the tasting session, here are the dishes and the cocktails I tried

Jamunrita -A Flash Frozen black jamun extract spiked with red chilli ,foggy clove smoke is chilled refreshing and tangy to its name.Its served in a filter glass within a huge glass bowl filled with liquid nitro, emitting smoke/flumes adds to it presentation while making it look more tempting.Its truly an amazing drink and a must try from the menu.

Sitara Phool: Another refreshing drink served with the appetizers was made up of burnt star Anise flavoured with rose, tamarind water, topped with soda crushed ice.

In snacks we tried, Chinjabi Veg platter which had delicious crispy chilli potato, asian paneer skewer,spring rolls, paneer tikka & kumbh ke soole. It was served with pita breads and flavored sauces. For veggies its a must try. Next we tried Veg Mezze which was snap-pea falafel , spinach & cheese samousek. It was okayish in flavor but can be improved.

Next was Mathur Chicken Chaat which is part of their Salads menu and was delicious. It had grilled chicken with tangy seasoning of chilies, coriander, onion & tomatoes. The best snack which is unforgettable is “Daryaganj Giant Samosa”, a large samosa with crispy layer relished inside with dry fruits and tamarind.

Chinjabi Non veg Platter
changezi murgh
Paneer Do payza
Mathur Chicken Chaat


Veg Mezze
Chinjabi Non veg Platter
changezi murgh
Paneer Do payza
Mathur Chicken Chaat


In Main course, we tried both veg/non-veg delicacies like changezi murgh, paneer do pyaza & lahori meat served with assorted indian breads.Food was scrumptious and authentic to its flavor. Lot tempting to refrain 😛

In Desserts we tried their, Atomic Kalajamun with vanilla ice-cream & Bromley Apple Pie.

To end this wonderful food journey we had their Bombay Cutting Chai, authentic to its name & presentation. Signature cona coffee served with cute little cookies. Strong and awakening coffee made with dense cream and milk left its taste on the palette for quite long.

Find it on Zomato:

United Coffee House Rewind Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Final Verdict:

  • Ambience: 4.5 /5
  • Menu : 4/5
  • Service: 4.5/5
  • Food quality: 5/5

Will definitely refer it to my friends and plan again to visit it 🙂