Dinner tonight

I have a dinner party tonight and have made

Gajjar no Halwa (Carrot Halwa) and Papadum

A halwa is a type of dessert made from various kinds of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and lentils. The ingredients in Halwa are usually grated finely and fried in ghee and sugar. Nuts and milk may also be added. Halwas have the consistency of a very thick pudding.

My mum taught me how to make the halwa but her recipe took too long to make so I have modified the recipe.


Undhiyuis a Gujarati mixed vegetable casserole that is a regional specialty of Gujarat, India.  The name of this dish comes from the Gujarati words “matlu” meaning earthen pot and “undhu” meaning upside down since they have been traditionally cooked upside down underground in earthen pots fired from above.

The dish is a seasonal one, comprising the vegetables that are available on the South Gujarat coastline during the winter season, including (amongst others) green beans, unripe banana, muthia  and purple yam. These are cooked in a spicy curry that sometimes includes coconut.

Undhiyu with puri and shrikhand is often eaten in Gujarati houses during winter season.

You will find a few different recipes for Undhiyu, this is a recipe given to me by a gujarati friend.

Undhiyu has a lot of ingredients and takes long to make.  It is prepared in stages.  This can be a meal on its own.

Persian Chicken and Naan

Persian Chicken:  This dish does not have spices, and is made  with almonds and prunes.  If you are having a party it is a good idea to use boneless chicken, since boneless chicken is more convenient to eat.  This is a recipe given to me by a Persian friend and she called it “My Mom’s Chicken” . Since all of us had my mom’s recipe we called this Persian Chicken.


Fruit Salad with Custard

Chocolate Mousse Torte.

Chocolate Mousse Torte.

I found this Torte recipe in a magazine advertized by Bakers, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Nilla and Jello.


I also made my candles using Apples.  They are easy to make  and looks very pretty.  Scoop out about an inch of the flesh  from the centre with 1.5 inch width..  Put a tea light in it.  You can use other fruit the same way.  Put this in a plate and light it.

Carrot Halwa                                          Papadum

carrot halvaPapadum







Naan                                                                     Undhiyo










Chocolate Torte

Apple Candles
Apple Candles


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