Peshawari Halwa

[dropcap]Just[/dropcap] when I was about to think I have seen it all, there came this recipe on ETV. Looked so simple to make and yet so tempting. This one was attempted by my MIL and it turned out so good. It tasted a bit similar to Karachi halwa. A dessert which is super easy to make. Now thats what I need πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Semolina
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
3/8 cup ghee (clarified butter) – The original recipe calls for equal amounts of all 3, but we have halved ghee here
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp chopped cashews
2 tbsp raisins

Method:

  • Soak semolina in milk for atleast half an hour.
  • Heat ghee and sugar in a wok. When the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat. Now add the semolina mixture and dry fruits. Keep stirring until the halwa comes together as a mass. If it still seems liquid-y, stir a little on low flame. Turn off the heat and set aside for 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Note: Though this halwa tastes nice when fresh, if it is refrigerated and reheated, it becomes a little granular and sticky. I attribute it to the lesser amount ghee we have put. Hence I will recommend to make it in a quantity sufficient for fresh consumption.

Sending this to the Tuesday bookmarked event jointly hosted by Priya and Aipi

 

Peshawari Halwa

Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Author: CinnamonNChillies
Just when I was about to think I have seen it all, there came this recipe on ETV. Looked so simple to make and yet so tempting. This one was attempted by my MIL and it turned out so good. It tasted a bit similar to Karachi halwa. A dessert which is super easy to make. Now thats what I need πŸ™‚
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Semolina
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/8 cup ghee (clarified butter) – The original recipe calls for equal amounts of all 3, but we have halved ghee here
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped cashews
  • 2 tbsp raisins
Instructions
  1. Soak semolina in milk for atleast half an hour.
  2. Heat ghee and sugar in a wok. When the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat. Now add the semolina mixture and dry fruits. Keep stirring until the halwa comes together as a mass. If it still seems liquid-y, stir a little on low flame. Turn off the heat and set aside for 2 minutes. Serve hot.
  3. Note: Though this halwa tastes nice when fresh, if it is refrigerated and reheated, it becomes a little granular and sticky. I attribute it to the lesser amount ghee we have put. Hence I will recommend to make it in a quantity sufficient for fresh consumption.
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Comments
32 Responses to “Peshawari Halwa”
  1. SinFoodie says:

    Lovely!!! It has got such a nice colour !! the colour has come from caramelized sugar?

  2. Deeksha says:

    Delicious Halwa! Wonderful presentation..

  3. CinnamonNChillies says:

    @Deeksha: Thank you :-)@Sinfoodie, thanks! Yes the colour comes from caramelized sugar. Though it is looking a bit orangish in direct light, it is a bit on the browner side.

  4. Raji says:

    I too make this halwa…I call it caramel halwa…love it..beautifully presented.

  5. Prathima Rao says:

    OMG!!! Perfect shot!!! A simple yet a royal dessert!!Prathima RaoPrats Corner

  6. SouthIndianHome says:

    Halwa looks so delicious. Cant take my eyes off from the picture.Have bookmarked it South Indian Home

  7. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal says:

    I am dying to try out, bookmarked myself.

  8. Food Glorious Food! says:

    Lovely ! I can imagine the aroma of cardamom… just heavenly!

  9. aipi says:

    Delicious! wish could have taken out the platter from the screen ~ very neatly done!Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event πŸ™‚US Masala

  10. Priya says:

    I dont mind to finish that whole plate rite now, simply irresistible..

  11. Anjali Bapna Shukla says:

    Loved the presentation…and the taste must be superb I'm sure… πŸ™‚

  12. Radhika says:

    book marked. Love this halwa very much. and no matter how much ghee you use halwa does tend to become granular even if it kept in room temperature. I have seen it with Tirunelveli halwa also.

  13. VK says:

    I'm drooling looking at the pic! Halwa looks luscious and beautifully presented!

  14. Saras says:

    I am drolling here, Awesome click!!

  15. Nandini says:

    Love the color of the halwa given by caramalized sugar! Beautiful shot!!

  16. Vardhini says:

    Yum yum .. love the presentation too.VardhiniVardhinisKitchen

  17. Chitra says:

    wow, iam drooling .. bookmarked !!

  18. Malar Gandhi says:

    Wow, beautiful presentation…love this halwa, but dunno' this is Peshawar style.

  19. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    What a lovely recipe, I'm so glad to have come across your blog, it's lovely. I'm going to sign up to follow you! Can't wait to try these they sound so deliciousMary

  20. Indie.Tea says:

    It sounds delicious! What a lovely color, and I like the way you shaped the halwa too.

  21. Umm Mymoonah says:

    Hmmm, yumm. Mouthwatering halwa recipe.

  22. AMMU MOHAN says:

    BUNCH OF AWARDS WAITING FOR YOU..PLEASE COME TO MY BLOG AND ACCEPT IT..

  23. Sobha Shyam says:

    lovely..yummy halwa..great recipe..

  24. Kurinji says:

    Yummy and tempting halwa. Superb clicks.Kurinjikathambam

  25. Suparna says:

    hi,The halwa looks rich and delectable :Pbut your previous post has bowled me over, have bookmarked it, thanks.

  26. Prathima Shivraj says:

    Halwa looks super delicious, amazing clicks.First time here, happy to follow you..Prathima shivrajhttp://tastyvantalu.blogspot.com/

  27. Manasi says:

    Gorgeous! must try (today!)First time here, nice space!

  28. Kalpana says:

    Too good halwa..

  29. TadkaPasta says:

    That halwa looks so good, lovely color! My gran used to make something like this, it had bits of caramelized sugar in it. Wonder if this is it!

  30. lavina agarwal says:

    Halwa looks super delicious, amazing clicks.First time here, happy to follow you..do visit me sometime atΒ http://lav-art-craft-food.blogspot.com/
    cheers

  31. Soujanya says:

    Halwa looks mouthwatery……yummyyyyyy

  32. rnayaki says:

    made it…loved it πŸ™‚

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