Apple Halwa ~ Two ways!

>>  Friday, January 27, 2012

If you ever followed my Halwa series, you would know that I almost want to reach 101! Yes I have a section which lists 101 Halwas, I have reached only about 30 or so varieties till date. So I am only very glad that I could add another one to the series.

Athamma is very innovative when it comes to making a new dish out of the regular. If you can imagine her making banana peel halwa, you can accept that fact. She made this halwa the first time when we had too much of apples and both of us were also in an experimentation mood. First made it regular method, then she tried with flour. Both came out very well that it become a favorite for us.

I had a day off on account of Republic day and Konda went for Flag hosting. Boys are still small to miss these occasions. Then entire day was spent with them asking for something chocolate. I ended up making about different chocolate dishes that they were so eager for today, so that they can enjoy it. Just knowing that some goodies are awaiting them, was enough to pacify them for the moment.

Coming to the Apple Halwa that's made in two ways. You can either puree the apple or grate it for making this. We have tried both and it works out perfectly fine either ways. With puree the halwa with be very soft, while with grated you can find some tiny bits to munch on.

Apple Halwa ~ Two ways!

Red apple - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup (increase if you want more sweeter taste)
Milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsps
Cardamom Powder - a pinch
Cashew nuts - few
Orange red colour - a pinch

How to make Apple Halwa

Wash the apples and wipe it dry. Peel and remove the apple core. Chop roughly into pieces and pulse it to a fine puree.

In a non stick kadai, heat the ghee, fry the cashew nuts to golden colour. Remove and keep it aside.

Then add the apple puree, fry on low flame till the water content gets evaporated and the apple is well cooked. Add the milk, sugar, food colour and cook on high flame, keep stirring for 5 mins. Then simmer to low flame and continue cooking for 10 mins.

When the mix starts leaving on the sides, it's cooked. Add the cardamom powder, fried cashew nuts. Mix everything well and transfer it to a greased bowl.

If you cook for longer time, you will be able to cut into squares, somehow I like the loose texture.

Apple Halwa With All purpose flour / Cashew powder

Another method we liked was adding maida and or cashew powder along with apple puree. Cook well and then add milk. Continue as the previous method.

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Kavi, who is guest hosting Kid's Delight themed on Something Sweet

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Harini January 27, 2012 at 6:32 PM  

mouth watering halwa!

vaishali sabnani January 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM  

interesting...I guess I will spend one full day and read all the Halwa posts:)...hope that day comes soon!!

Nish January 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM  

I had made Apple Kheer, but didn't realize even Halwa could be made out of Apple!
Apples are so versatile - from pickles to desserts, everything can be made out of them! :D

Sona - Quick Picks January 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM  

wow!! lovely, and 101 halwas..Oh My God Sri!!! way to goo....
Sona - Quick Picks

Usha January 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM  

I do remember reading your athamma's banana peal halwa. Apple halwa looks yummy

Priya January 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM  

Feel like having some.

The Pumpkin Farm January 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM  

looks yummy Valli, your kids will be more than happy i'm sure - not just this recipe but even otherwise for the efforts you take.

My mum use to grate apples for us as it delighted me and my sisters - even when we aged 10-12 or more . I still some times do it to remember the days of getting pampered

Chef Mireille January 28, 2012 at 2:27 AM  

looks so good...delicious comfort food on a cold day!

Nalini's Kitchen January 28, 2012 at 3:16 AM  

Delicious and tempting halwa sounds inviting and interesting....

Suma Gandlur January 28, 2012 at 4:03 AM  

It looks very yummy.

Smitha January 28, 2012 at 6:55 AM  

a good dessert!...only needs some icecream on the side! :)

Aarthi January 28, 2012 at 9:41 AM  



Gayathri Kumar January 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM  

Halwa looks delicious...

Cool Lassi(e) January 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM  

I think I would prefer the second way cause the APF and cashew powder will give more body to the halwa..

Athisaya Divya January 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM  

This looks like a spiced up version of apple sauce. Looks delicious Valli.

veena krishnakumar January 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM  

That is so delicious looking!!!!

rekhas kitchen January 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM  

Looks yumm....

rajani January 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM  

That is a delicious and healthy dish!

Kalyani January 29, 2012 at 9:40 PM  

mouthwatering :) after a point, even my family refuses to have apple the whole fruit way. this looks simple and doable.. Is the sugar proportion standard or can I reduce it. Also can I add say milk powder too??

Hemavathi Murari January 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM  

simple and mouthwatering halwa.

in our house lot of banana will be remaining after nivedhyam, let me try it out sometimes.

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A Kamalika Krishmy January 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM  

I have a post of apple Jam to be posted . your recipe reminded me about that .. Apple halwa would taste good with toasted bread

divya January 31, 2012 at 4:15 AM  

Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting reicpe..

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