July 3, 2011

Cups of Sunshine - Chocolate and Carrots

You can not only lick these cups but EAT it too as it is made of chocolate

What should I say about this !! This is as delicious as it looks. I have been wanting to make chocolate cups for sometime but didn't want to fill it with usual icecream or fruits filling. I thought why not to Indianise it and serve it with something Indian. So here it is , a fusion of the great Indian Carrot dessert  gajar halwa and chocolates.I had the visual in mind , which looked very very attractive and thankfully it tasted extremely delicious too.
I had very less amount of chocolates in my pantry, so the cups were thinner. It had to be eaten immediately as the chocolate would melt very soon. So, I suggest in the recipe below to have a thicker cup.


[for 4-5]
For Chocolate Cups
1 cup Dark semisweet chocolate,chopped
Cupcake liners
For Carrot Stuffing
2 cups Carrot, grated
2 cups Milk
1/4 cup Sugar
a pinch Cardamom powder
7-8 Cashewnuts, halved
6-10 Raisins [optional]
1 tbsp Clarified butter/ghee
For Chocolate Cups
  1. Line the cupcake pan with cupcake liners. If you are using thin liners use 3 liners for each to have a thicker base.
  2. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water, stirring until smooth.  
  3. Spoon 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate into each paper liner. Brush the inside of the cupcake liners to coat evenly. Freeze until chocolate firms for about 30 minutes. 
  4. Melt the leftover chocolate again and reapply a second coat using the same method  Freeze until completely set, about 1 hour. 
  5. Once set, peel the cupcake liners.Whenever you feel that chocolate is melting, refreeze it. It can be made a day in advance and needs to be refrigerated covered.
 For Carrot Stuffing 
  1. Boil milk in a pan till it reduces to almost half. Keep stirring often so that it doesn't burn at the bottom of the pan.Keep aside. 
  2. Heat ghee in a separate pan. Roast the cashew and raisin in it and take it out and keep aside. Add grated carrots to the ghee and stir fry for 7-8 minutes. 
  3. Add milk and cook until the milk dries. When all the milk is soaked up, add sugar and cardamom powder. This will release some moisture. Cook till it dries up completely. Add raisins and cashewnuts.  Take out and when it cools, refrigerate it covered.
Once the carrot stuffing cools, Fill the chocolate cups with it in form of heaps. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Sending this to the "Veggie/Fruit of the Month - Carrot" Event by Priya and Revathi


Plateful said...

O yea, this sure looks like summer in a choco cup..:) Simply delish!!

Torviewtoronto said...

this is a delicious way to have carrot halwa looks wonderful

Kaveri said...

Wow....Love chocolate in any form and Gajar halwa is also a fav....bookmarked...

Priya said...

Wat an elegant and absolutely stunning dessert,love both chocolate and carrot as anything..stunning clicks.

SinFoodie said...

Thank you girls for your nice words !!! :))

Idle Wife said...

This looks like a drier carrot pudding. I spent forever making that one time and it was totally delicious and totally worth it! This makes me want to do it all again.

Vimitha Anand said...

Gorgeous looking edible cups... Would just die for that... U have a lovely space... Do stop by when u find time...

aipi said...

Very very beautiful n sounds DELICIOUS.Fusion food heaven!!
US Masala

a girl's diary said...

woooo...that is so colorful......and a very lovely presentation of halwa......glad to follow you :)

Food Glorious Food! said...

These are perfect!!! eatable cups... yummy and sunny!

Reva said...

I don't have any words to say how good the dish is:) Simply superb... The awesome colour and flavour combination is just amazing. I am bowled over by this dish... great job Dear:) .... Following u for more stunning delicacies..

kankana said...

The name is perfect for the dish :) I could have never done carrots with chocolate ! Very creative.

alpana said...

Looks V V delicious,,,,,,wish I could taste it

Taste Junction said...

I too had made something similar rabri in choco cups...but love the colors and contrast of flavours here!!

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