My family belongs to the cultural land of the biggest state of India – Uttar Pradesh. But barring a few places, I have not explored the the whole of this state. Sometimes, I find this urge to visit Ayodhya, Vrindavan and Mathura, not because of the religious factor but because of the rich cultural heritage associated with these places.
I recently received a delish invite from a premium property at Vrindavan, which goes by the name of Kridha Residency. The dessert that I received was an authentic carrot halwa, neatly packed in a nice plastic container shaped like a lunchbox.
The aroma you get when you open this box is enchanting! The whiff of khoya alongwith green cardomam is mesmerizing. The halwa tasted good – fine jullienes of well boiled carrot with the richness of khoya complementing it. The additional sweetness of the chashni (sugary syrup) is overwhelming. However, it was a bit too sweet for me and sometimes, the khoya tasted a bit sour.