Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Microwave Dry Fruit Mango Halwa "Valentine's day" Special




Time: 30- 35 min
Serve: 4-5 small bowl


Ingredients:

1 and half Cups Canned Mango Pulp (alphanso mango plup)
3 tsp Sugar (to taste)(optional)
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder 
few strands of Saffron (optional)
1 tsp Ghee(optional)
1/4 Cup dry fruits(I Used almonds and walnuts)

Method:
1. Combine mango pulp, ghee, saffron and sugar in a deep microwaveable bowl and microwave it for 20 minutes. Stirring every 5 mins.

2.Once the mixture thickens, add Cardamom powder, dry fruits, cook for another 15 minutes or more till mixture almost comes together( like carrot halwa looks when ready), stirring in between 3-4 minutes. Here, cooking time depends on desired consistency of halwa you like, 10-20 minutes.
3. Transfer this to a bowl. Allow it to cool for 5 min. Garnish it with nuts of your choice. Serve warm or cold. Also can be served with plain vanilla ice cream on the top.

Note:
1. This halwa can be prepared on gas stove. For that, add all ingredient except cardamom powder in thick bottom pan. Cook on medium high heat about 30-35 min and keep stirring mitxure about 8- 10 minutes. Before Last 5 minutes or so add cardamom powder. Transfer the mixture on greased plate and rest of the procedure is same.


2. Cover the microwaveable bowl with lid while cooking to avoid splatter.

3. Use of saffron gives nice red color to halwa(optional).

4. You can replace mango plup with any fruit plup and make delicious halwa out of that.

5. I cooked pulp till it reduce to 1 Cup. If want to make halwa more thick and cut in cubes then further cook pulp till it becomes 1/2 cup  or so. Then take out on greased plate with ghee, smooth out the top with a flat greased bowl. Allow it cool and refrigerate for 1hr. Cut into desired shapes.



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