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Monday, May 25, 2020

Apple Halwa Recipe | How to make apple halwa

Hello everyone!! It's been more than a year since I posted anything new in this beautiful space of mine. I will be pushing myself to be more active in the coming days. Recently, I am very much active on Instagram, where I share my day-to-day cooking videos and meal plates. Also, I have a YouTube channel with a few videos and I will be sharing more video recipes as well. If you are not following me on Instagram please do it now. Also, do subscribe to my channel. I have not clicked any new recipes recently, but I have lots of recipes in my drafts that I clicked a year ago.
Today, I am sharing the apple halwa recipe. This recipe can never go wrong, but the only point we should be careful is the sugar quantity. Depending on the sweetness and the size of the apple, it should be adjusted. Also, choose the kind of apple that is not sour. Please check out other Halwa recipes from the blog in the below links:
Ingredients:
Apple - 4(small sized) 
Sugar - 1/4 Cup to 1/2 Cup(see notes) 
Ghee - 4 tblsp 
Cardamom - 4 pods 
Cashew nuts - 10 
Orange Food Color - few drops(optional) 
Method:
1. Peel the skin of the apple. Discard the thick middle portion and the seeds. Roughly chop it into small pieces and add them to the blender.
2. Now, puree it to a fine paste. Heat a pan and roast the cashews in 1tblsp of ghee until golden brown. Remove it and keep it aside. In the same pan add another 1 tblsp of ghee and add the pureed apple.
3. It will splutter initially because of the water content in the puree. Keep cooking until the water is absorbed completely and the puree thickens. You can add another tablespoon of ghee at this stage and add the required sugar.
4. Along with this add the food colour if using. The halwa will be a little watery when the sugar dissolves. It will start to thicken after some time. Check the sweetness and add more sugar if required. Keep cooking in medium flame and add the final tblsp of ghee. 
5. Add the crushed cardamom pods and roasted cashew nuts. Keep cooking until the ghee starts to ooze out. You can see tiny bubbles on the pan(check the last picture). This is the correct stage to switch off the flame.
Serve the yummy halwa when it is warm. I love to have warm fruit halwa's like carrot halwa, Kasi halwa and this apple halwa with icecream.
Points to remember:
  • Apple halwa tastes best with sweet apples and avoid using the sour apples for this recipe. 
  • Adjust the sugar quantity based on the sweetness and the size of the apple used. Start with 1/4 cup of sugar and before the halwa starts thickening taste test it and add more sugar.
  • If the halwa is not cooked until the correct stage then it will be very soft like pudding and tastes like sweetened apple puree. So make sure to cook until it thickens and it takes approximately 15 minutes after adding the sugar.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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