Showing posts with label halva recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halva recipes. Show all posts

Monday, 8 December 2014


Papaya has a delicious sweet taste with a soft butter like consistency.  Papaya is also a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids,  the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid,  and the minerals, potassium and magnesium,  and fiber. The pulp of this fruit is also a basic component of many facial creams, and shampoos.    Papaya is actually a wholesome fruit as it contains more Carotene when compared to other fruits like apple, custard apple, guava and plantains. Not being an expensive fruit, papaya is a common man’s fruit which is beneficial in many ways.

This version is very simple, easy and tasty too.  I was having a big papaya in fridge and no one wants to eat it.  When I cut it, it was not tasting that sweet hence there is no chance of  using it except for some custard or fruit salad or some sweets with it.   Hence I tried this version of halva with only the papaya, sugar and bit ghee and  corn flour.

I have already posted two recipes of papaya halva one with raw papaya   the link is here:   raw papaya halva.  

the other one with ripe papaya halva in where I used to share my recipes before I started my blog.   

Let us look at the recipe now:

Sunday, 12 October 2014


I have already posted one musk melon halva recipe which can also be used as jam for bread and roti.  This recipe is with coconut and suji which is also very very tasty and easy to prepare but got very short shelf life.  Still it is worth trying. 

Musk melon halva with coconut and suji

Saturday, 11 October 2014


Musk melon is a summer fruit available from April to August.  But now a days, almost all the varieties are available through out the year some where here and there.

Cut it and keep it in fridge and have it, heavenly,it is.

Diwali festival is ten days  away from today, everyone will be busy making sweets and savouries for the festival.  

Here is a simple, easy, tasty and delicious halva recipe with musk melon.  while you can make use of suji and coconut in this preparation, I opted for only the fruit.   You can make use of this as Jam without adding the nuts.   shall post soon the halva  recipe with suji and coconut.

Let us look at the recipe now:
Musk melon halva

Monday, 9 June 2014


Who will say no to sweet dishes, especially, halva.  Today I prepared papaya halva.  I have already posted raw papaya halva in the blog.  Here is the ripe papaya version halva which I am sharing.  I have also shared the same with, but this recipe is with slight variation.

A nice sweet dish with dry fruits is heavenly.

watch Youtube: papaya halva,  papaya halva

Monday, 30 December 2013


Koova kali is made out of koova podi or arrow root powder. It is also known as  Araru, Araruta.   During Thiruvathira, we make sweet dish out of this known as koova kali.  I have already posted Thiruvathira kali which is also made during this day.  Basically, in South India, this sweet dish is made.   To day is my son's star birthday, so I made this sweet dish for him.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013


Guava is another tropical fruit rich in nutrition. With its unique flavor, taste, and health-promoting qualities, the fruit easily fits in the new functional foods category, often called “super-fruits.”

The fruit can be had either raw or ripe with the mixture of little salt and red chilli powder. We can make guaga cheese out of this, a famous sweet dish of Goa which I have already posted.  guava-cheese-amrud-cheese-perakka.html.  we can also make guava soup

Now I am presenting the halva made with guava, milk and sugar  which is very delicious and tasty.  

Guava halva

Thursday, 26 September 2013


Lauki halva is made with  milk and sugar.  you can add sugar free for making it diet friendly.

The bottle gourd is low in fat and cholesterol yet high in dietary fibre. It contains 96% water and 100gm of it contains around 12 Kcal. It is rich in iron and also has vitamins C and B complex.  Its high water content makes it very cooling. The cooked Bottle Gourd is cooling, calming, diuretic and easy to digest. It is also effective against constipation and other digestive disorders.  It carries the potential to break the calculi (stones).  A glass of juice with lime juice consumed is quite beneficial.  


Ashgourd halva is made out of grated ashgourd, milk and sugar.  It is a very easy preparation and a very nice sweet dish.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Ashoka Halva, halva, Moong wheat flour halva

Ashoka halva it is known as was introduced to me by my Aunty, Kunchamma Nochur.  When she came to our house with her daughters and grand daughter, she brought the same for us.  I liked  it very much and immediately noted down the recipe.  It is a month back but could not make it.  However, being Ananth Chaturdasi on 18th Sept 2013, we left our office early due to Ganesh Immersion, I reached home early.  So I decided to spent some time to make this sweet as my daughter was also craving for some sweets.

Moongdal, wheatflour halva

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Guava Cheese, Amrud cheese, Perakka cheese, Koyapazham cheese

Guavas are rich in fibre, vitamin A,B, C & E.  The vitamin C content is more in Guava than oranges.  It helps in regulating high blood pressure, cholesterol and good for diabetic people also. The leaves are boiled in water and strained and consumed for cough and cold.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Water melon halwa is made out of the white portion of the water melon between the green skin and the red fruit.  It resembles somewhat like the Lauki/doodhi/bottlegourd halva but is really tasty withe the milk, dry fruits added in it.

water melon halva

Monday, 12 August 2013


Gaajar halva is a favourite dish of my daughter and sons.  Normally, during winter, we get plenty of Delhi carrots and never miss the halva, payasam as sweet dish in our home.  My mother in law takes the pain to grate it and make the halva for the children with lots of dry fruits in it.

Gaajar ki halva is made of fresh carrots or gaajar with sugar, milk and lots of dry fruits.  We get two varieties of  Gaajar here one is Delhi carrot and the other one english carrot.  I made the same with english carrot now as my daughter was asking for it since last few days.

Gaajar ki halva
Let us look at the recipe now:

Sunday, 21 July 2013


This sweet dish is made very simply without much hassles with  milk sugar and ghee.  It is a lovely sweet dish anyone will like it.  We can make beet milk shake, beetroot kheer, beetroot vadai etc apart from making subzi out of it.    very easy to make and yummy sweet dish.  Since beetroot is sweet in nature, the sugar i have used very little, if you want more sugar, add according to your requirement.

beetroot halva 

when my aunty and cousins visited my place yesterday, i made the special dishes for them viz. moongdal dhokli, alu vadi, beetroot halva and kuzhipaniyaram and they liked it very much.

Beetroot is a rich source of antioxidants and nutrients, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and Vitamin C, and betaine, an important for cardiovascular health.  Beetroot juice has the ability to lower blood pressue and help prevent cardiovascular problems.  It is also rich in fibre, folic acid, B vitamins.

Let us look at the recipe now:

Sunday, 26 May 2013


Halwa is a sweet dish prepared with wheat flour, fruits or seeds.  It is a dense, sweet confections served across South Asia, Central Asia, West ASia etc.  It is also known as Aluva in Malayalam, Alva in Tamil and its make is called Halwai.   It is flour based and  nut based also.

Halva can be kept at room temperature depending upon the ingredients you use.  All the halvas cannot be kept at room temperature.  This has to be refrigerated for 2-3 days shelf life.

Here I have tried the halva with  Raw papaya.  The raw papita  has got a very peculiar taste and my children do not like them either raw or ripe. But I love to make various cuisines out of this vegetable.  

I have prepared halwa with raw as well as ripe and the raw version is presented here today. Raw means    slightly colour changed ones i.e about to ripe one but firm enough to grate the same also can be used.  But can be made with purely raw ones too.

 Papaya is a fruit that is rich in fiber and lowers cholesterol levels. It contains enzymes that help prevent oxidization of cholesterol, which in return helps to prevent heart-attacks. The antioxidants in papaya help in controlling premature ageing. This quality of the papaya helps you to get a younger look.   The seeds of papaya too possess medicinal properties. They are very good in treating intestinal worms in the body.




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