It is a constant struggle to feed a choosy teenager hence, I fulfill the adage ‘necessity is the mother of all inventions’ 😉
Except for ‘gajar ka halwa’, Pakhi doesn’t like to eat carrots and being the sneaky mom, look out and cook out for new ways to feed her the very vegetables she refuses to eat 😛
This time I opted for a sweet innovation, Gajmalai. Result was delectable and she came back for more 😀
Mission accomplished !!!! 😉
Presenting here today a new way of feeding nutrition into teenagers, as finicky as mine 😀 – Gajmalai – Carrot fritters doused in creamy custard sauce.
Here’s what I did…………
For the carrot fritters :
1 1/2 cup – grated carrot
1 tsp – magaz / pumpkin seeds
1/2 tsp – cardamom powder
1/4 tsp – fennel powder
4 tsp – sugar
3 tbsp – water
50 gms – cottage cheese (optional)
1 tbsp – cornflour or as required
Oil to deep fry
For the custard :
750 ml – milk + 1/4 cup
10 tsp – sugar
1 1/2 tbsp – butterscotch custard flavor or custard flavor of choice
1/2 cup – fresh cream
For garnish :
Boil the milk. Dilute the custard powder in 1/4 cup room temperature. Pour this into the boiling milk. Add the sugar and reduce heat. Let it cook for 8-9 mins. Take it off fire and cool.
Meanwhile in a pan heat water and sugar. Once sugar melts, add the grated carrot, fennel and cardamom powder. Reduce heat and cook on low flame till water dries up and carrots stick together. Take it off fire and spread the carrot on a plate to cool. Once it cools down sufficiently to handle, crumble and add the cottage cheese. Add the pumpkin seeds. Mix well and make into 6 -7 small balls.
Heat oil in a wok. Spread the cornflour on a separate plate. Roll the carrot balls in the cornflour and deep fry till golden. Drain the excess oil on a kitchen paper and keep aside.
At the same time check if the custard has cooled down. If yes, refrigerate till further use.
Beat the fresh cream and keep aside.
Take the chilled custard out and blend in the cream. Do not beat or whisk.
Place one or two carrot fritters in individual bowls or glasses, pour the creamy custard over it and refrigerate for 20 mins.
Garnish with almond slivers and serve.
Happy cooking ! 🙂
Cheers !! 😀