Saturday, September 12, 2009

Apple, Banana & Carrot Halwa (ABC Halwa)


1 cup chopped apple (without skin)
1 cup chopped banana
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup milk or 1/2 cup milk powder
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup ghee
2 cups sugar

Grind carrot & milk.
Mix all the ingredients together except ghee.
Keep on stirring till the apple & banana pieces are cooked & the halwa
becomes one mass.
Then add ghee, cardamom powder.
Remove from the stove top & decorate with nuts of your choice.

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4

Required ingredients:
Rice -- 3 cups
Tamarind Extract -- 5 tbsp.
Split Bengal Gram -- 2 tbsp.
Peanuts -- 0.5 cup
Mustard Seeds -- 0.5 tsp.
Dried Red Chile -- 5
Green Chile -- 4
Black Pepper Corns -- 8
Turmeric Powder -- 0.5 tsp.
Oil -- 0.5 cup
Water -- 5 cups
Coriander Leaves -- 1 bunch
Curry Leaves -- 20
Sesame Seeds -- 1 tbsp. (powdered)
Asafoetida -- 0.5 tsp.
Salt to taste

In a large bowl, add water and rice and cook until
well done. Remove from heat and in a wide, large
bowl spread out the rice. Add turmeric, half of the
curry leaves and three tablespoons of oil to the
rice and mix thoroughly. Keep it aside.
Meanwhile in a skillet, heat remaining oil on low
heat. To this add black mustard seeds, split
bengal gram, red chile, pepper corns and peanuts.
When the bengal gram turns light brown, add
coriander leaves,remaining curry leaves,
asafoetida, sliced green chiles and tamarind
extract. Stir well. Remove from heat. Now add
salt and sesame seed powder to the skillet and
add it all to the bowl containing rice. Mix
thoroughly. Serve with Verusanagapappu
Pacchadi or plain yoghurt.

Note: You can adjust the amount of tamarind
extract according to your taste.

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