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Jun 8, 2009

Carrot Fudge with Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt

As today (June 8) is our marriage anniversary, I would like to celebrate with this sweet post. I made this yummy dessert using Oikos Greek Yogurt. I heard a lot about this Oikos Greek Yogurt before but never tried it in my cooking before and never ate some. After tasting a spoonful of this yogurt, I realised what I was missing. It was so yummy, smooth, thick and creamy. And one better thing is this yogurt is fat free and is so healthy.

Here is how I got acquainted with this delicious Greek Yogurt:

Few days back, I received an email from Kristina, of Stoneyfield Farm that produces many yummy varieties of organic yogurts, smoothies and milk. She asked me if I am interested to try a very famous Oikos Organic Greek yogurt. I said yes, and she has sent me coupons for the same and a cute tote bag. Thank you Kristina!!

I bought two varieties of Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, one vanilla and one honey!! I searched on the internet for some interesting recipes using Greek yogurt, but none attracted me. So I decided to make my own creation with mixing and matching ingredients. Finally I settled on this yummy carrot fudge. I used Vanilla flavored Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt for my fudge. I reserved honey flavored one for some other interesting recipe, which I will post soon.

What is the difference between regular yogurt and Greek yogurt?

The difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt is in the amount of liquid, or whey, that remains after the yogurt sets. Greek yogurt is strained to remove most of the whey, creating a thick condensed yogurt. The straining process increases the protein and reduces the lactose, making the final product very healthy and delicious. Source: From here.

Now coming to the recipe details:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups grated Carrot
  • ½ cup Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Seeds
  • Few Raisins
  • 2 or 3 strands of Saffron (Optional)
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp Custard Powder

Preparation:

Melt butter in a non-stick pan and add cardamom seeds + carrot + sugar and mix well. Pour water and let the carrot cook for some time.

When carrots become soft and all the water gets absorbed, add yogurt along with raisins + saffron and stir well.

Keep stirring until the mixture becomes thick and leaves the sides of the pan. Finally add some custard powder and stir well. After some time the carrot mixture gets thickened.

At this point, turn off the flame and transfer the contents into a greased plate and press firmly. Allow it to cool for some time and cut into desired shapes. This fudge is so soft and chewy and yummy. Enjoy the yummy fudge any time of the day!!

This fudge has a little tint of sourness due to the yogurt added, still tastes great!!

Tip: If you think the pieces are not coming out good, place the plate in the refrigerator for some time and the pieces come out perfect. But keep in mind that the fudge will be soft and chewy even if you placed it in the refrigerator for a long time.

61 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary dear....Wish you many more years of joy, happiness and love. Love the twist given to carrot fudge...looks yum...

Priya said... [Reply]

Happy marriage anniversary Uma, Wat a delicious way to celebrate our marriage anniversary...Droolworthy fudge!

rekhas kitchen said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary. wish you many more year togather like this with lots of love and happiness.yummy recipe and nice twist with greek yogurt yum yum. enjoy your day dear.

Doloncookbook said... [Reply]

Happy marriage anniversary to both of you . Delicious fudge with great picture .

Prathibha said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary Uma...Perfect fudge for the perfect day..Enjoy ur day...

Happy cook said... [Reply]

Happy Annivesary. Love the carrot sweet. I sometimes use greek youghurt for my dessert, the plain ones and i add the flavours i like.
When i saw the second pic, i thought you went to the street to take a picture :-)

Parita said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary dear..carrot fudge looks mouth watering..very healthy with yogurt :)

Padma said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary Uma... perfect sweet for the celebrations... looks delicious and also the clicks :)

Gita said... [Reply]

Lovely fudge Uma, delicious and healthy dessert :)

Vrinda said... [Reply]

Happy anniversay Uma..never tasted this oikos greek yogurt,carrot fudge looks yumm

sra said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary, Uma! I must try this Greek yoghurt, keep reading so much about it.

Divya Kudua said... [Reply]

Happy Wedding anniversary Uma..delicious fudge to celebrate the sweet occasion!!

Vani said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary, Uma!! Haven't tried Greek yogurt so far. The carrot fudge sounds like halwa with yogurt instead of khoya. Much healthier! Looks great!

Priyameena said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary Uma!!Nice to know about greek yougurt..Fudge looks yummy!!

DEESHA said... [Reply]

A very happy anniversary to you .. the fudge looks really superb .. enjoy yr day

Suparna said... [Reply]

hi Uma,
Happy Anniversary to both of u :) whishing u many more years of togetherness. God bless!
Carrot fudge with thick yogurt looks yummm

Pooja said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary Uma..Yummy sweet sounds healthy..

Lavi said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary to Uma and Mr.Uma..

Carrot Fudge with Yogurt is new to me. Looks Delicious!

Sakshi said... [Reply]

That's a very very interesting recipe...carrot and yoghurt..hmmm...need to try it to know the taste..u have a nice blog

Thanks for coming by mine...

Dhanya Nambirajan said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary. The fudge looks delicious and colorful.

Vanamala said... [Reply]

unique recipe..loved it

Madhuram said... [Reply]

Happy wedding anniversary Uma. Yes, Greek yogurt is so creamy than the regular ones. Interesting use of the yogurt.

aparna said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary uma. Carrot fudge looks so yummy.

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary Uma... delicious and yummy sweet.

Pooja said... [Reply]

Happy wedding anniversary :) Oh my the fudge looks so delicious n heavenly! Wish I could get one! Perfect one for the occasion!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

Many more happy returns of the day Uma. Fudge looks great!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary. Very delicious and yumm fudge.

Ann said... [Reply]

Dear,
Happy Anniversary :)
Fude looks too yumm.. you should invite us for the party :P :P heh! heh!

Vij said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary girlie!
Pass me a cup of this. :-)
Tasty ! tasty!

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

I bought Oikos too,glad I found your delectable recipe.Hope you a wonderful anniversary:)

Poornima Nair said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary Uma...thats a lovely treat to celebrate ur day...absolutely delicious.

Pavithra said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary uma .. thats interseting recipe dear..

Pooja said... [Reply]

And something is awaiting you in my blog at: http://myexperiencewithcooking.blogspot.com/2009/06/ghee-roasted-plantainsand-award.html

Priti said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary....fudge looks yum....yummy way to celebrate :)

sowmya said... [Reply]

happy anniversary..fudge looks awesome and interesting recipe..

Kalai said... [Reply]

Wish you and your husband a very happy anniversary, Uma! Carrot fudge looks so yummy and thanks for sharing! :)

Sanghi said... [Reply]

How amazing, even my anniversary got over 2 days back(June 6th) dear..! Happy anniversary!! Nice carrot fudge..!

Sush said... [Reply]

Happy Wedding Anniversary Uma. May God bless you with many many decades of togetherness. What a twist you have given to the carrot fudge? loved it completely :)

Meera said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary!! Carrot fudge with yogurt is such a great idea.

Uma said... [Reply]

Thank you all for your wonderful wishes!! So sweet of you :)

Indrani said... [Reply]

Happy happy Anniversary, Uma...loce your creation with yoghurt and carrot...u r so creative, loved the idea

Seena said... [Reply]

Very nice looking dish with carrot! enjoy! :)

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary dear.....yummy fudge

notyet100 said... [Reply]

congraulations for the anniversary,..fudge looks so yum,.

Nithya Praveen said... [Reply]

Hey Uma...Belated Happy anniversary.I stumbled upon this yogurt yesterday and picked it up too...now i know what to make..thanks for the recipe.Looks wonderful!

kdrociak said... [Reply]

This sounds so delicious!! What a clever recipe, Uma. Thanks for the great post and I'm glad that you enjoyed our organic Greek yogurt. Happy Anniversary!

Take care,
Kristina
Stonyfield Farm

Usha said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary Uma, the fudge sounds like the perfect treat for the occasion !

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AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Happy anniversary! Hope you had fun! Carrot fudge looks inviting!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... [Reply]

Happy Anniv dear! You are one innovative person. Loved your unique recipe...

Lisa said... [Reply]

Goodness, indeed!

I buy thick goat milk yogurt when its available. Thick and tart, and such a treat.

RAKS KITCHEN said... [Reply]

Belated wishes and never tasted a fudge like this with yogurt!Looks mouthwatering!

homecooked said... [Reply]

Belated Anniversary wishes Uma :) Nice way to celebrate and important day! The fudge looks really yummy!

Medhaa said... [Reply]

Belated wishes, hope you had a great time. Very innovative and look yumm

Laavanya said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary! :)
I wouldn't have thought to use the yogurt to make this lovely fudge - yummy.

Preety said... [Reply]

belated anniversary wishes and thats a perfect sweet to celebrate any occassion

Divya Vikram said... [Reply]

Belated anniversary wishes Uma. Fudge looks too good. Similar to carrot halwa!

Ramya Bala said... [Reply]

Yummy post and bealted wishes Uma...actually today is our wedding anniversary ;)

Kalyani said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary dear .... yummy post & looks delicious ........

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Carrot fudge is totally new and totally intriguing to me. Sounds and looks just delicious. I guess I could substitute soy yogurt? Just superlative, Uma.

Sailaja said... [Reply]

My Belated Wishes to you......

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