Different types of Halwa

Different types of Halwa

Apple HalvaHalwa is a very delicious sweet that is served for festivals in India. Halwa means ‘sweet’ and there are huge varieties of halwa which can be made from fruits, vegetables, cereals, lentils, nuts, flours etc. The main common ingredient is sugar and ghee. The more the sugar and ghee, the yummier it becomes. Condensed milk can also be used instead of sugar, and some people add khoa to enrich the sweet. The names of different types of halwa are given below and I have also shared the recipe for mixed fruits and vegetable halwa. Hope you enjoy making it!!!

List of different types of halwa

  • Carrot halwa
  • Beetroot halwa
  • Pumpkin halwa
  • Aloo halwa
  • Sweet potato halwa
  • Ginger halwa
  • Tomato halwa
  • Watermelon halwa
  • Bottle gourd halwa
  • Apple halwa
  • Pineapple halwa
  • Guava halwa
  • Banana halwa
  • Mango halwa
  • Channa dal halwa
  • Fruit halwa
  • Dates halwa
  • Wheat halwa
  • Maida halwa
  • Corn flour halwa
  • Milk halwa
  • Sooji halwa
  • Egg halwa

The list can go on…..

The recipe I have given below is mixed fruit and vegetable halwa. Instead of making halwa with any fruit or vegetable, I decided to make halwa by combining fruits and vegetables. Since my little boy love halwa, I thought that this halwa is the best way to make sure he eats fruits and vegetables and at the same time get plenty of nutrition.

Recipe for mixed fruits and vegetable halwa

Ingredients

  • Mixed fruits and vegetables (apple, banana, carrot, pumpkin, dates, sweet potato): 2 cups
  • Milk: 2 cups
  • Sugar: 2 cups
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Ghee: ½ cup
  • Cashew nuts: 25 Gms
  • Raisins: 25 Gms
  • Almonds: 10
  • Cardamom: 3
  • Saffron: a few strands

Preparation:

  • Peel the skins of apples, banana, carrot, pumpkin and sweet potato. Grate them and keep aside. Cut the dates to small pieces.
  • Make sugar syrup by mixing sugar and water and boiling the mixture till the sugar dissolves.
  • Peel the skin of the cardamoms and powder the seeds.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a non stick pan and fry the raisins for 10 seconds. Add the cashew nuts and almonds and fry for a few seconds. Remove from pan and keep aside.
  • Mix the saffron in 2 tbsp of milk.

Method:

  • Take the non stick pan and heat 1 tbsp of ghee. Add the fruits and vegetables and saute for a few seconds. Add the milk and bring to boil. Cook on a medium flame till the fruits and vegetables get cooked in the milk.
  • Allow the mixture to cool and grind to fine paste.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of ghee, add the mixture and stir for a few minutes.
  • Add the sugar syrup and continue cooking. Keep stirring continuously.
  • Add half of the ghee, saffron milk and cardamom and continue stirring till the halwa leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add remaining ghee and roasted nuts and raisins and stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Serve hot.