Friday, February 25, 2011

instant besan ka halwa ... microwave recipe...







Someone has got a big sweet tooth here and after a root canal treatment , has come to a conclusion that halwa is therapeutic for teeth ..... The one tooth who suffered was because of halwa deprivation he claims...

Many halwas are made as an evening snack which leads to a 'glass of milk for dinner' or no dinner at all . Halwa is rich as it has quite a lot of ghee and if someone want a whole bowlful of it , i make a whole bowl full of it in the microwave....just one serving at a time.

Starting with 3/4 cup of besan  1/2 cup of fresh malai and chopped almonds...



Sugar to taste . Mix them all ... Reserve the almonds......shove into the microwave for 1 minute on high...


Mix to make a goo.....


 Mix again and shove into the oven for a minute , after two turns in the MW for a minute it looks like this...slightly dehydrated and lumpy....not gooyi any more...


Now add the chopped almonds , microwave again for a minute...repeat till the mixture is crumbly and a nice aroma fills the kitchen...


I made it for a late evening snack cum dinner and hence the pictures are a bit dark . But
the procedure is clear i hope...


The halwa has to be served hot , as soon as the desired consistency is achieved , the halwa is ready . It takes about 5 minutes to make it , taking intervals after every minute to stir the halwa.... If you count 2-3 minutes to chop the almonds and arrange the things for preparation , still the halwa is quick enough for a hungry halwa deprived soul....



Same way the halwa of sooji can also be made , or even with atta or daliya . the taste of the microwave halwa will different from the slow roasted in ghee halwa , but it is quite good and you will be hooked to it once you make it .. the convenience of it being quick , as well as being able to make a single serving at a time will be a great excuse to make the halwa this way...

The traditional kadai made halwa of besan is posted here on this blog....do try it that way if time permits ...that post attracts a lot of hits on this blog....picture quality is not a deterrent here...

10 comments:

  1. lovely and mouth watering besan halwa with perfect step by step demo.

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  2. Oh Lord, a quick & easy halwa.

    Sangeetha, all weight gain due to this recipe will be duly attributed to YOU :)

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  3. This is dangerous...looks so easy!:-D

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  4. Thanks ladies...

    Kim ...Let's see how fat you get:)

    ?? ( please tell your name gal) ..dangerous it is ...especially when someone considers it as a cure for toothache:)

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  5. Yummy halwa.......good to know that it can be done in a Microwave!!

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  6. Looks so great and so quick too.

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  7. quick version of besan ka halwa...what could be more awesome for somebody like me who also has a big sweet tooth:)

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  8. Awesome Sangeeta, you are only spoiling us all ;)

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  9. Hi Sangeeta,
    Nice Blog..
    Awesome Besan ka halwa with perfect recipe... Thanks for your lovely comment...

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