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Monday, October 29, 2012

Papaya Halwa

Halwa in any form is a inviting and mouthwatering one.But here comes a halwa out of ripe papaya,and a tale behind this recipe.My kids don't like this fruit very much and so I have to always think about ways to incorporate this in their diet.Earlier I made the Papaya Milk shake,Papaya Pradhaman/Kheer and this time I gave this a try.The halwa was more successful than the shake, and equally tasty as the papaya pradhaman.I should say and they just enjoyed it.As you all know,the fruit contains low in calories and no cholesterol,but a rich source of phyto-nutrients,minerals & vitamins.Papaya contains easily digestible pulp with soluble fiber that helps to have normal bowel movements; thereby reducing constipation.One of the richest source of Vitamin C(immune booster & anti inflammatory actions), Vitamin A(healthy mucus membrane & essential for vision), Vitamin B complex such as folic acid,riboflavin,thiamine & pyridoxine(essential for metabolism) and a rich source of potassium & calcium.So,Enjoy making this healthy fruit halwa for coming Diwali and other festive occasions or JLT !!



Ingredients
ripe papaya 1 medium sized(cubed~3 cups)
sugar 1 1/2-2 cups
milk 1 cup
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
cashew nuts 2 tbsp
raisins 2 tbsp
ghee 1-2 tbsp



Method
-Wash,peel and remove the outer thick skin of papaya. De-seed and cube into pieces.
-Boil the papaya cubes in  a non stick pan along with 1 1/2 cups of sugar in it.
-Let it cook well about 15 minutes and mash the pieces with a wooden spoon,Keep stirring the mix and add sugar as required.
-Add the boiled milk in it and keep stirring the mix for about 25 mins-35 mins until it forms a sticky halwa consistency and starts to leave the sides of the pan.The milk and water content completely evaporates by now.
-Add about 1 tbsp of ghee and mix well.Add the cardamom powder.
-Heat another pan with remaining ghee and fry the cashews followed by raisins.
-Add this to the halwa.
-Grease a plate  and transfer the halwa.
-Let it cool and then serve !!


Servings~ a small bowl

NOTES
* I used the reddish orange colored papaya and so the color is bright red.


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43 comments:

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard of this halwa. new for me. thanks.
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Nandini said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tempting!

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

like its color.. inviting and tempting..

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious papaya halwa....drooling

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious halwa, wish i get a bowl rite now.

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy n delicious dessert,loved the color too...
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Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and so tempting...

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

this halwa looks absolutely delightful..

Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey this looks cute, inspirational for my little tot. I love the cartoon face

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried making halwa from papaya.looks so delicious and tempting..nice colour!!

Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

Innovative halwa recipe and papaya is naturally a sweet fruit and combining the two into a dessert is so great Julie :) love the color very inviting

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Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Can feel the melting halwa in my mouth.A valuable treat there..(Hope you are out of danger with 'sandy')

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering halwa

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Never had this halwa. Looks very inviting and irresistible one.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Best Blogger Tips

YUMMY O YUMMY!!!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

so lovely... looks so tempting!!
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Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Halwa looks delicious, papaya never thought halwa with that. Nice one Julie.

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow tempting recipe..mouth watering dear...

Follow Foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome ! Looks yum
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Nupur said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks so tempting Julie.. love the rich color..

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

nice fruity flavour Halwa!
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Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Pappaya Halwa looks delicious love that color. Yummy.

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice and interesting Halwa.. Love it

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Madhavi said... Best Blogger Tips

Halwa looks amazing!!!

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Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Great way to have a papaya!

Sreevalli E said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy halwa.. Love it always..

Suman Arthy said... Best Blogger Tips

Loving the color...

Babitha costa said... Best Blogger Tips

Papaya halwa is new to me& sounds greats,must try once

Rashida Shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice halwa...

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what a delicious halwa... Very tempting really... Thanks a lot for sending to my event... Event: Dish name starts with P

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

I like your new image ...and smiley face!

Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow awesome Julie shall we exchange our halwa?? Looks so yum!! :)
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cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, this looks so delicious. never seen before. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day..

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so good! I never tried papaya for making halwa...

ANU said... Best Blogger Tips

very well done...
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Biny's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

grand new look...and u own the site...congrats....the recipe is surely great

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

very beautiful colour... yummy dessert

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow adipoli color,unique recipe..love it

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Papaya Halwa is new to me and it has a beautiful red colour. Great work Julie...

Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

innovative thought Julie....yummy n tempting halwa

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

Unique recipe, never tried it before. Looks so tempting and yummy! Love the new look of your site!

Chitra Dinesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie!
I tried this today. It came out well and no one was able to find out the fruit in the halwa. Mindblowing and perfect.Thanks for sharing

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Chitra Dinesh Thanx chitra for the feedback,happy that u liked it!!