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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Kadu Ka Halwa and an entry to indusladies e-book

For the upcoming Diwali on October 26th, 2011, Indusladies is compiling an E-Book called “100 Yummy Diwali SweetRecipes”. We are collecting sweet/dessert recipes from various bloggers to be featured in this E-Book.

This E-book will be made available as a free download to our community's 1.3 Lakh+ members. In addition, they are also be making this E-Book available to our 9000+ Facebook fans and Twitter followers. It's LOTS and LOTS of exposure to those food blogs entering the E-Book!!

We believe this would be a nice way to get the word out about a wonderful blog to the entire membership of IndusLadies!!

Are you a Food Blogger? Or do you have friends who are Food Bloggers? Here's a great news for the Food Bloggers out there who have been blogging for alteast 1 year now...

Those bloggers interested in submitting a recipe for this E-Book...all you need to do is as follows:

1. Send a link from your blog for a sweet /dessert recipe. It should also include the picture of the sweet/dessert. Your recipe, food picture, recipe URL as well as the entire blog URL will get featured in the E-Book.

2. In return, we need you to do two things:

- Now make a blog post in your blog announcing the E-Book compilation by IndusLadies and the recipe you are sending for this E-Book. That way inviting your co-bloggers interested to send in their contribution by Oct 10th,2011.

Any blogger interested can send their entry to partners@indusladies.com by October 8th.

My entry to the e-book is Kadu ka halwa...

Kadu ka halwa is quite quick to make with very less ingredients.My kids and myself love this and when ever i lay hands of fresh kadu(sorakaya) i end up doing this.This recipe i adopted from punjabi recipes.

Kadu/Soorakaya/Bottle gourd (peeled,de-seeded and grated) 2 cups
Almonds/badam 8-10
Milk 1/2 cup
Ghee 1/4 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup (can be increased and decreased based on once taste buds)
Elachi 1 (powdered)


Heat ghee in a non stick pan.Add the grated kadu and saute till kadu is partially cooked.
Now add milk and cook until kadu is tender,which may take around 5-7 minutes.
Add sugar and mix well.Let it cook on slow flame for about 4-5 minutes until the water evaporates.
Sprinkle grated almonds and serve hot.


  1. Delicious halwa, looks super inviting..

  2. wow, that halwa sounds superb !!!

  3. Delicious halwa,luks so delicious...

  4. Love it...i too make it in a similar way...simply yum...h r u and kids? it's been long since i talked to u...


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