This is my 200th post, on the occasion of my 200th post i would like to share my happiness with you all.
My first surprise is i have won a giveaway from CSN stores hosted by Snacksgiving. I was so excited when i saw this message, this is the first giveaway which i got after started blogging. Thank you to CSN stores and Snacksgiving. The giveaway is for 60 euros, i haven't got anything yet. After buying something, i'll blog about it:-)
Next coming to my second surprise, this is more important, not only receiving a gift makes you happy, giving a gift to someone else also makes you happy.
Since Iftar Moments is my first event and it's regarding ramadhan, i don't want to leave the event without any giveaway. So i have planned to give a gift to one lucky winner who will be selected randomly. All you have to do is just keep posting your recipes for the event. Non Bloggers are also included in this giveaway, so without any hesitation post me your recipes with picture of your recipe to my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also i would like to give once again a small reminder about the event. The main theme of the event is to create a 30 day menu for Iftar . Iftar in the sense not just the food which you have for breaking the fast, i want to create a menu for that whole i.e, the dinner after also. So you can send me starters, soups, rice, roti's and naan, curries, desserts...etc.. Archived recipes are also allowed. To check more details about the event click here.
Giveaway is open to all bloggers and nonbloggers from any part of the world.
To celebrate this joyful moment i made my grandma's halwa. The addition of blackjaggery makes this sweet a very unique one.
Black Jaggery Halwa: ( Dhodal)
Black jaggery- 1 cup( powdered)
Thick Coconut milk- 11/2 cups
Rice flour- 2 tbsp
Ghee- 3 tbsp
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Few cashewnuts and dessicated coconut to sprinkle on top
Melt the black jaggery in a saucepan with 2 tbsp of water, until it goes runny. Take it off from heat and seive the liquid to avoid any sand particles. In a large wide, nonstick pan, mix together the black jaggery liquid, coconut milk, rice flour and extra 1 cup of water. Heat the pan in medium to low heat, keep stirring without any lump formation. As you keep stirring, the halwa will thicken and leave the sides of the pan, at this stage add cardamom powder and ghee little by little. Keep stirring until the ghee is completely absorbed by the halwa. At this stage take off from heat and pour it on a greased plate and level the surface. Sprinkle some cashews and dessicated coconut on top. Cut it into squares and serve.
This recipe goes to my own event Iftar Moments: Hijri 1431 and to Nivedita's Celebrate Sweets- Halwa
This recipe also goes to Vegetarian Foodie Fridays