September 23, 2007
All of which brings me to a major milestone. Quickindiancooking is one today.
12 months ago, I decided my job, married life, social and family commitments weren’t good enough. What I needed was a passionate mission that could tip me right over the edge.
And quickindiancooking.com was born. Part diary, part mission to get people cooking Indian food, it came with a solemn promise: I would rather eat my shoe than cook a samosa from scratch.
Without getting sentimental (so not me, darlings) I want to say thank you for reading this, trying my recipes and leaving (mostly) lovely comments. You make it worth every minute!
Finally, because this is a special occasion, I am going to ditch the weight obsessing and cook Halwa, a ghee-laced semolina desert that is served up on special occasions like pujas, religious functions, and weddings back home.
150 gm coarse semolina
1 tbsp raisins
2 cardamoms, crushed
200 ml whole milk
2 tbsp ghee
4 tbsp white sugar
In a small pot, heat the ghee over a high flame. When it is very hot, stir in the sugar and wait a few seconds for it to caramelise.
Now add the semolina and stir vigorously to brown it evenly. As it changes from pale cream to a warm toffee colour in about five minutes, mix in the raisins and crushed cardamom.
Immediately after, stir the milk into the semolina evenly. It will develop a soft, spongy texture.
Take it off the heat and leave to cool. Spoon into little bowls, sit back and enjoy.
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Wow… halwa is my favorite… any type will do.
Here’s couple of halwa recipes I prepared at home:
Besan ka Halwa – http://www.bestofkanchan.com/indian-recipes/besan-ka-halwa/
Sooji ka Halwa – http://www.bestofkanchan.com/indian-recipes/sooji-ka-halwa/
And thank you for the halwa recipe, as I was going to make a special request for it. You mentioned that it’s served up for special occasions, so I feel pretty glutenous saying that I love it for breakfast! I’ll be making some this weekend to warm up our chilly Canadian autumn.
Happy Birthday to Indian Cooking!
Great to have you with us!
Hi, I just wanted to say that I discovered your website after I got married 3 months ago. I thought life wasn’t going to be same without mum’s cooking. Thankfully, there was a God listening and bought me to this website! Thank you for your recipies, I have a happy husband and a satisfied belly!
You’ve been very generous to share your recipes and your family with us. Looking forward to good years ahead.
Happy Birthday Blog! It’s always a pleasure to read your website and wish I was eating your delectable food.
OH congratulations Mallika, well done for one whole year of Quick Indian Cooking – that’s quite an achievement. I shall look forward to the next year of your writing and recipes.
Hi there you have a great blog,lovely recipes. Feel free to visit my blog too
What 1 already !!! You are getting old Mallika
A very fitting post and love your blog, writing + food + pic.
BTW what did you do on the Anniv. to get the man sprawled on the sofa with a stuffed ummmmm… nose
congratulations . your baby blog is a year old . u made me a proud grany , keep it up .
It never occurred to me that your blog was only 1 year old. You have made it feel like it’s ALWAYS been here. I have really enjoyed it ever since I discovered it, and I hope you have many more AWESOME years to come!
Mallika – happy blog anniversary. We’re glad you started blogging and cheers to many more anniversaries. I love visiting Quick Indian Cooking !
Happy blogversary. Try to stay sane. And keep spicing up everyone’s lives.
the chilli candle is soooo beautiful!and isnt it a great achievement completing 1 year, congrats!
to celebrate i shall cook today
so, when do we see a QIC tv show????
happy burrrrrrrrrday to ur fantastic blog
Huge congrats. Truly a great blog!
Happy one year!
happy birthday to a fabulous blog.
Hey M, happy anniversary. Your blog’s a delight to spend time in, but you know that!
I love that dish you have served it in. Happy blogeversary
Happy blogging birthday! I love your blog, and learn a lot here!
Happy Anniversary!! love your picture!! and hey even my blog will complete 1 yr on the 27th!!! gosh!! time flies!!
I love the chili candle
Sorry to hear about the shitty week, but this post makes up for all of it, eh ?
A) Surviving the week
B) The milestone.
Using my Sunday afternoon large glass of wine to toast to another year.
Congratulations ! 1 year is a great milestone. This is my first time here, love your blog and hope you have more fruitful endeavours.
Happy first anniversary, beautiful photo!:))
Enjoy the sweet stuff.
Congrats on your blogging b’day! Wishign you many many more years of the same. Felt nice readign this write-up.