Category: Halwa

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Asoka Halwa | Thiruvaiyaru Halwa | South-Indian Moong Dal Halwa – Diwali Recipe

Asoka Halwa is South-Indian Style  Moong Dal Halwa from from the Tanjavur (Tanjore) district of Tamil Nadu. Locally, it is also known as Thiruvaiyaru Halwa after the city where it originated. Making Asoka Halwa is similar to making the North Indian Moong Dal Halwa except that it uses a bit of wheat flour to hasten the...

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Decadent Dudhi Halwa | Lauki Halwa with Mawa

Dudhi Halwa | Lauki Halwa is super easy to make and depending on the mood can be made simple or decadent. Either way it is very delicious and quite popular. With Diwali being just round the corner, I decided to make a fully loaded version of this delicious Halwa and am quite pleased with the results. I...

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Mango Sheera | Amba Sheera

As I write this recipe for Mango Sheera, I am smiling. Till recently, Sheera was very sacred and the only versions I would accept are plain Sheera, Rava Kesari and Sapata or Banana Sheera as made for Satyanarayana Pooja. However, having started this blog I am exploring other variations like Apple Cinnamon Sheera, Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon...

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Sheera or Suji ka Halwa

Sheera or Suji ka Halwa is a very popular halwa across India. Made with Semolina (aka Rava or Sooji), this dessert is very very easy to make and gets done in under 30 minutes. You can make it as a simple dessert or then make variations such as Rava Kesari, Pineapple Kesari or Pineapple Sheera, or Banana Sheera or...

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Rajgira Halwa or Sheera Without Milk (Amaranth Flour Halva) – Navratri Vrat Recipe

Last week I had posted the recipe for Shinghare ke Atte ka Halwa by Heena Jhanglani. This week I happened to taste Rajgira Halwa made by Mrs. Jhanglani. While that version used milk, I made another version yesterday that uses water instead of milk. Rajgira or Amaranth Flour is one of the many ingredients that are acceptable for the...

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