Winters is the best time to enjoy different lip-smacking and hot halwa recipes. It’s great to be served as a desert, and also satisfies the taste buds with its flavors. Here are a few Halwa recipes which you can try having in winters….
Atte ka halwa-Super tasty and lipsmacking atte ka halwa in a no fuss recipe. It also helps to keep the body warm and is great to fight period pains and cramps. Simply heat ghee in a pan and add atta in it. Roast it until it becomes aromatic and the color of the atta changes to light brown. In the meanwhile prepare a syrup of water and gur by boiling both the things together and pour it into the atta mix. Roast until the water evaporates and serve hot.
Gajar ka halwa-Take grated carrots and pour it into a pan with melted ghee. Roast it for a good 10 minutes and now add milk and malai to it. Roast on high flame for about 20-15 minutes and once the milk evaporates, add sugar to it. At this stage add cardamom powder, khoya and roast for few more minutes.
Green peas Halwa-Peas are available in abundance in winters, and preparing a halwa is a great way to relish this vegetable. Simply boil and churn the peas in a grinder. Now take a pan and heat ghee in it. Pour the peas mix into it and roast untill it becomes aromatic. Once done add sugar, roasted cashews and raisins, cardamon powder and roast once again. Once the halwa leaves the ghee on the sides you are ready to serve it.
Beetroot halwa– Beetroot is a very healthy vegetable which is great for skin and health. Heat a pan and add ghee to it. To this add grated beetroot and roast it for 5-10 minutes. Now add milk and let it cook on medium flame for 20 minutes. Add sugar, cardamom powder, roasted almonds and pistachio and roast once again.
Pumpkin halwa-In a pan melt ghee, to this add boiled and pureed pumpkin paste. Roast it for 5 minutes and then add milk to it. Cook it for another 3-4 minutes and then add sugar and cardamom powder to it. Roast nicely until the halwa leaves the ghee.
Badam ka halwa– Badam is known for its various health benefits and winters is the time to enjoy its flavor to the fullest. Now this is super easy to make. Simply soak almonds in warm water for 1 hour and then peel the skin off. Put them in a grinder and with the help of little milk churn it into a smooth paste. Heat a pan and add ghee to it. To this add the badam puree and roast for few minutes. Now Add little saffron milk, sugar and roast again. Once done add little bit of cardamom powder and switch off the flame after 1-2 minutes.
Chane ki dal ka Halwa– Filled with protein, Chane ki dal or split chickpea makes an excellent ingredient for halwa. Wash the dal and cook it with milk until its cooked properly. You can also pressure cook the two things together for faster result. Once done, cool it down completely before putting it in a grinder and churn for few seconds. Remember not to make a puree, you just have to grind it coarsely. In a pan heat ghee and add crushed cardamon and the chana dal mix and roast until it leaves the ghee on the pan, add sugar and dry nuts. Roast again for few minutes and serve hot.
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