A very happy Varalakshmi vratham to all of you. Hope the world gets richer and all the economies stabalise soon. Here is what we made for the auspicious day:
Preparation time: 25-30 mins Ingredients: Flour (Maida) 1 cup Carrot 1 Sugar 1/4th cup Cardomom (Elaichi/yelakkai) 1 Almond powder (Badam powder) 2 tsp Saffron 2 tsp Milk 1 cup Refined cooking oil 1cup
Grate the carrot.
Add the grated carrot to the flour and knead to a dough of poori dough consistency. (Carrot when squeezed oozes out water and that is sufficient to mix the dough. Add Water only if required).
Grind to a fine powder the sugar, cardamom, badam powder and saffron.
Bail the dough ala a poori and cut into triangles. Fry until crisp in pre-heated oil. Remove and drain out the oil.
Sprinkle the sugar mix on the triangles and dip in a cup of boiled milk. Remove and serve dry.
Alternatively, add the sugar mix to the boiled milk and boil for a few mins. Add the carrot triangles and serve.
Either way, sweet carrot triangles taste yum. Crisp and light with the right dosage of sweetness they are an instant hit with the young and old.
Milky and crispy, another of the quick and nutritious sweets, a great for the sravana masam, especially when there is a long list of guests for the evening.