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Ashok Halwa

Ashok Halwa



This is my first attempt to make Ashok Halwa and I tried it from Premaof Prema's Thaligai recipe.  I thought it's a complicated recipe but no, it's quite easy to make and taste delicious.  Thanks Prema for sharing the wonderful recipe :)




Ingredients:

Moong Dal [Green Gram Dal] - 1/2 cup

Wheat Flour - 1/4 cup

Sugar - 1/2 cup [I used less, you can add 3/4 to 1 Cup or according to taste]

Ghee - 3-4 tbs

Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp

Cashews - 10-15 pieces

Almonds - 4-5 pieces

Food Colour (red) - 1/4 tsp [I used kesari powder]

Water - 1/4 cup



Method:

1. Clean, wash and soak moong daal for 2-4 hours.

2. Pressure cook 1/2 cup daal with 1/4 cup water for 3 whistles, keep aside.

3. In a pan or wok heat 2 tsp of ghee and roast wheat flour until light golden brown or nice aroma start coming from flour, transfer it to a bowl/plate and let it cool.

4. Heat 1tsp of ghee in same pan, mash the daal and add in the pan and roast for 10 minutes in slow flames or dal the fully cooked , stir in intervals.

5. Add sugar and mix well.  Now add wheat flour and mix everything well.

6. Add the remaining ghee, food colour, cardamom powder and keep stirring until ghee starts oozing out or for 5-8 minutes in slow flame.

7. Once the halwa start leaving pan sides, put off flame and garnish with nuts.


This goes to Nivedita's Celebrate Sweets~Halwa Event and to MLLA#25 hosted Siri and event started by Susan




Also sending Broken Wheat Halwa with Jaggery and Cashew & Banana Halaw to Nivedita.





41 comments:

  1. Wowww... halwa looks perfect dear.. very tempting snaps.. thanks for sharing.. Have a gr8 weekend :)

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  2. Wow Asoka luks perfect dear! thanks for trying,It comes out well...

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  3. Thanks for sharing your recipe sounds and looks delicious. I love Indian food and specially learing about dishes I have yet to try. You have a lovely blog.

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your recipe sounds and looks delicious. I love Indian food and specially learing about dishes I have yet to try. You have a lovely blog.

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

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  5. yummy halwa ,looks so delicious n tempting ...thanks for sharing dear

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  6. Looks great and really yummy, love the idea of reducing the sugar.....

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  7. Priti, shall I take that..very tempting Dear..lovely asoka halwa, my favourite:-)

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  8. OMG,So tempting...delicious, thanks for sharing

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  9. What a lovely and tasty halwa. looks scrumpticious.

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  10. Halwa looks inviting and scrumptious. i am drooling here. It's been a while I've tasted ashok halwa. Feel like eating some.

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  11. Looks yummy. I have a no-fail recipe of Ashoka Halwa too in my blog.
    http://sukanya-keralaiyer.blogspot.com/2009/11/asoka-halwa-ashoka-halwa-south-indian.html

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  12. Has come out really gud,hope u enjoyed that!

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  13. i havent tried this but i like this .yours turned out good.

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  14. Oh .. its Mung dal halwa .... wow !! I love it ... will try it sure .

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  15. I just love this...looks really yummy

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  16. wow, looks excellent, Priti....never made this, but drooling over your pics., now I am going to make it in a day

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  17. the name sounds soo familiar, I think I have tasted some eons ago.....thx for sharing recipe, will try it

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  18. Great looking and droolworthy halwa, one of my fav..

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  19. worth trying, delicious halwa, beautiful

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  20. yaa it looks attractive...and what is that of 2nd pic..looks like u have granished with coriander leaves? ;) hehehe...take it easy re...i guess its pista nuts right?

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  21. Halwa looks so tasty...I am drooling!

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  22. Is it called Ashok halwa bcoz of the color??
    by the way method is diff nd yet interesting :)

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  23. Halwa looks delicious Nice one. I love them.

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  24. I tried in a different way but it was a bit sticky.This has come out perfect.will try this ..

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  25. Thank U gals :)

    @All..whoever want to try it out..do add more ghee if required ;)

    @Suma ...LOL, that was a gud one...on the 2nd tot...coriander is nice idea ;)

    @Aps ..Frankly I hav no idea sweety why it's call Ashok Halaw..never gave a tot abt it...all it goes..what's there in a name rite ..as long as it taste gud :p

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  26. ok, that is a very new looking halwa for me. Will surely give it a try. Looks mouth watering.

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  27. ok, that is a very new looking halwa for me. Will surely give it a try. Looks mouth watering.

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  28. Really a beautiful colour....looks so yum

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  29. Halwa looks so yuumy and delicious..

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  30. Tempting halwa with lovely color. I am fine dear. I am busy with my new born and hardly get time to blog. How are you these days?

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  31. Wow! Neautiful and tempting halwa. Drooling here.

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  32. yummyy uymmmm........

    Dear, plz do collect an award for you from mine :).. happy blogging :)

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  33. halwa has come out so nicely.. i am drooling yumm.

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  34. That looks surely delicious & tempting... I love the color & texture.... :)

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  35. Wow..halwa luks so tempting priti...when u made it?,u didnt give me?....

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  36. Lovely halwa
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  37. have not heard of this halwa..but sure does look yum with all those ingredients in it.

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  38. Wow, Halwa looks tempting and inviting...

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