Valentine special…Gajar halwa cheesecake pie/ Indian style carrot pudding cheesecake pie
Last one month has been hectic, like a roller coaster ride with loads of housework, looking after the kids, my voluntary work, social commitments and so on.Sometimes blogging does take a backseat with priorities coming my way.
I am just back from the city of Destiny,Vizag after attending the International Fleet Review where my better half performed for the air show and I sat there in the enthralled audience mesmerised and proud as he and his fly boys roared in the Vizag skies in their fighter jets defying gravity with their heart flipping manoeuvres.
Like many people I also knew what the words duty, loyalty, respect, selfless service, honour, integrity and courage meant.But how often do we see someone living upto those values. In the defence services I see the soldiers living them everyday, every moment and in everything they do whether on duty or off duty.
With the hubby embarked on the aircraft carrier as usual, this Valentines Day is also a lonely one with the kids to give me company. Well, after eighteen long years I am used to the embarkations and deployments and there’s no use cribbing and complaining about something that’s not in our hands. Myself and the kids have reconciled to the fact that he is for our country and that’s what gives him satisfaction. My heart cries for my kids when they feel sad and miss the father’s presence on their birthdays, school annual day, sports day and important days in their lives.
On occasions like these I cook his favourite dishes and we miss him a little less.Gajar ka halwa being one of his favourite desserts and with the bright red carrots thronging the veggie market I decided to make a fusion dish with the carrots.After my cheesecake classes I had some cream cheese lying in the refrigerator and the idea of this unique cheesecake struck me.I made them in small tart moulds and a pie dish to give a different look to the no bake eggless cheesecake.The cheesecake pie turned out to be perfect and mind blowing with the unique flavour of gajar ka halwa ,a perfect fusion of the East and West and a keeper for sure .A little different from the usual chocolates and strawberries dominating the Valentines Day menu and that’s what makes it distinct from the rest.