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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Diwali & Jackfruit Halwa


Before proceeding to the recipe, we wish you all a safe and happy diwali.

My recipe for today with fruit themed cooking is jackfruit halwa. Semolina halwa / rava kesari / sheera happens to be one of the quickly prepared yummy desserts in India. It is particularly popular with the novice cooks because of the easy preparation. Adding fruits to this halwa naturally makes it more flavorful and delicious. The most common choices to prepare fruit kesaris happen to be bananas and pineapples. In today's version, jackfruit has been added. And obviously, the halwa is redolent with rich flavors of jackfruit making it a simple, droolworthy dessert.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Chopped Jackfruit (I used canned ones after draining the  syrup and washing them.)
1/2 cup Semolina
2 Tbsp Ghee,
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Almond slices
Saffron / Yellow food color - a pinch

Method:
* Dry toast the semolina and keep aside.
* Melt the ghee and fry the jackfruit for 4 - 5 minutes.
* Then add about 1.5  - 2 cups of water and food color. Bring the water to a rolling boil.
* Lower the heat and add semolina in a slow, steady stream, while constantly stirring with the other hand. Stir well so that the mixture has no lumps. Cover and cook until the semolina is done.
* Then add the sugar and sliced almonds. Cook until the sugar melts and gets incorporated into the mixture. Turn off the stove.
* Serve warm.

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Comments

18 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww... Yummy and delicious halwa.. lovely color too.. Happy Diwali to you and your family :)
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Priya said...

Super delicious halwa, looks stunning and super flavourful..

Harini said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family. Addition of Jack fruit is very interesting!

kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmmmm delicious tempting and lip smacking halwa.

Archana said...

Mmmmmmmmm! Delicious. Looks very tasty . Iam sure the aroma must have been divine.
Happy Diwali!!
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R said...

looks so festive, Happy Diwali!

Niru said...

wow...delicious halwa..love the innovative idea of using jack fruit..

Smitha said...

yummy and delicious....very innovative!

Sravs said...

Happy Diwali !! Halwa looks YUM !!

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Mr Lonely said...

Happy Diwali to you ~~~ have a nice day ~ =D

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Vardhini said...

Happy Diwali .. Halwa looks yummy.

Vardhini
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Awesome halwa...yummy

Kalyani said...

yummy ! very different...

Srivalli said...

Such a pretty colour Suma..I am yet to make a halwa with jackfruit..have been planning ..:)..Hope you had a great time with family!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Oh how nice!Droollll! Happy diwali to you too!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

OMG nice sweet....

simply.food said...

Beautiful mouthwatering click.Never tried jackfruit before.

PJ said...

Looks so vibrant and tempting...