If Super Bowl makes the Americans go crazy, then Cricket makes the Indians go bonkers. In India, you can see boys as well as men playing cricket in every corner, on every street, in every playground. Even though hockey is the national sport of India, it’s cricket that you will find in almost every Indian’s blood. My brother and my dad never ever miss any match, be it cricket or football. I remember as a kid, if ever India lost a cricket match, my brother used to get SO emotional that he would not talk and just go off to sleep without eating dinner and he is kind of still the same 😀
Me and Arvind are not too cricket crazy. We follow the news and get an idea who’s winning, who’s where but we never really sit and watch a whole match. Today was different. It was a big day for India today. 2011 World Cup Final Match: India Vs Sri Lanka.. India in Finals, YAY ! 🙂 I wished that I was in a different time zone and I could have watched the whole match. But, no regrets! We at least saw how it ended.. nail biting.. amazing.. legendary! India rocks! We WON the world cup 😀 😀 😀
If we were in India, we would have probably celebrated the victory by bursting crackers, dancing with friends and screaming the night out in joy and laughter. But, we are in US and I had to celebrate the day.. So, i decided to make some treat. What better than Gajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding).. right ? 🙂 So, that’s how we started our day on 2nd April 2010. Celebrating our win with Gajar Halwa. So So proud of our Men in Blue 🙂
This will serve 2 people:
- 7 to 8 carrots, finely grated
- 1 cup condensed milk
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup roasted almond, roughly chopped
- 1 tbs cardamom powder
In a deep pan, bring some water to boil.
Add the grated carrots and let it boil for 6 minutes.
Drain it and keep it aside.
In a pan or wok, add the milk and condensed milk and bring it to boil.
Add the boiled carrots and cardamom powder. Then, keep cooking in low heat till the milk is completely absorbed.
Finally, add the chopped almonds and mix them properly.
Serve hot or cold.
I just couldn’t wait and we ate it hot! WE WON THE WORLD CUP 2011.. Yipeeeee 🙂 🙂 🙂