Today, I’m so pleased to introduce you to Karishma, an Indian-born woman who relocated to Australia when she married, 2 years ago. Today, Karishma is teaching us about halva, a Indian sweet served at celebration times, made from whole wheat flour, ghee, and simple sugar water. Although the ingredients are simple, the process is not, but Karishma’s grandmother, who cooked many years for a household of 20 people, perfected this recipe in a way Karishma believes very few have perfected it. Karishma’s grandmother often brought this dish to the temple as an offering, where others would receive it and bring it home as a symbol that “no one who seeks blessing will leave empty-handed.” Now, to Karishma, Halva is an embodiment of nostalgia and the love of her grandmother, and like her grandmother, Karishma now makes the dish in large quantities not only for celebrations, but whenever she or her family crave it.
- Christmas in July and sunbathing in December
- Imagine cooking 3 meals a day for 20 people... for 10 years
- The most terrifying recipe I've ever attempted
- Halwa as a symbol: "No one who seeks blessing leaves empty-handed
- "Women are the makers"
- Adjusting to Australian culture
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