Friday, November 13, 2009

ABC Halwa

This recipe has been adapted from Rajiv Kapoor's version.

Banana - 2
Apple - 1
Carrot - 2
Sugar - 150 gm
cashew and raisins for garnishing.
Ghee - 150 gm

Method :
Peel, core and chop the apple into small pieces. Peel and mash the banana. Peel and grate the carrots.
Roast the cashew and raisins and keep them aside. In the same pan, fry the grated carrot for a minute and then add the chopped apple and all of the sugar. Keep adding ghee in small quantities. Once you're done adding the ghee mix in the mashed banana and keep stirring till the mixture forms a ball and comes to halwa consistency. Garnish it. The colour of the halwa isn't bad, so few strands of safforn mixed in milk would do.

The original recipe calls for milk and desiccated coconut as well, but I feel the mashed fruit pulp would in itself take time to reach the desired consistency; so adding milk would mean more cooking time and the taste doesn't differ much. Also, I dislike crunchy coconut in halwa. This is ideal to leave the guests guessing on what's gone into the dessert. I did just that :)