In Indian homes sweets are made on every special occasion.Today I am posting my 1000 th recipe and it definitely calls for a celebration. Here is a halwa with a difference... Matar ka halwa.
I had been seeing this recipe on the net since a long time and always wondered how would a halwa made from a vegetable taste like. Well I made it and it was absolutely delicious like any other halwas we make. It can also be made into a fudge / barfi by cooking it a little more to get a thicker consistency. In this recipe I have used mawa barfi which makes the job easier. If you are using plain khoya it has to be sauteed in ghee before adding. Also increase the quantity of sugar accordingly.
Green peas .... 2 cups. (after grinding makes 1 cup)
Sweet mawa ... 1/2 cup
Sugar ............. 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder .. 1/2 tsp
Desi ghee .............. 1/4 cup
Pistachios and almonds ... 1 tbsp each (sliced for garnishing)
Silver warq .. for garnishing.
A piece of dry fruit brittle ... for garnishing.
2. In a pan take desi ghee; and saute the green peas on medium flame until the colour changes and the raw flavour is gone. This may take about 10 - 12 minutes.
3. Add the cardamom powder and sugar. Keep stirring. The sugar leaves water and saute until it is thicker.
4. Now crumble the mawa barfi and mix it. If you are using khoya you have to separately saute it with a little ghee until it gives an aroma. Then you mix it into the halwa and cook further.
7. Now if you want to make a barfi with this mixture, cook it for few more minutes stirring to get a thicker consistency.
8. Spread it on a greased tray. Sprinkle sliced nuts and garnish with silver warq.You can even add some nuts to it while cooking if you wish.
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This is definitely very innovative, I would have never thought you could make such delicious halwa from peas. Great recipe.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nayna,, I had the same thoughts until I made it.Delete
Firstly, a big congratulations on 1000 recipes. What a wonderful achievement. As for this recipe, I am definitely looking forward to giving this a try. You have laid in a way that looks really easy to follow so I a looking forward to it. Thank you.ReplyDelete
So glad you liked it. Please feel free to ask anything if you have a doubt while making :)Delete
This looks pretty good. I'm surprised it's sweet though, considering it is made with veggies.ReplyDelete
Yes dear.. I was equally surprised before making it.. but it tastes so good.Delete
Hi Shobha! I do admit, when I first saw the picture I was quite confused but I'm loving the sound of this recipe! xReplyDelete
Lots of love,
Marina Rosie xx
Hi Marina.. thanks dear.. you should try this recipe sometime..Delete
My husband and I loves trying different foods! But I've never tried a sweet treat like this! It looks like rice cakes in the Philippines. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the compliment Ginger.. would love to try the rice cake of your country too.. will google for the recipe.Delete
It looks so good and yummy. I love Indian food and this is something which i have never heard. Sounds new and interesting. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I am glad to hear that you like Indian food . Thanks :)Delete
That is an interesting recipe! I will be sure to share it with my mom. She loves making Indian desserts :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Khushboo.. I am sure she will like it.Delete
Congratulations on publishing your 1000th recipe. The green pea halwa looks delicious. What a novel idea.ReplyDelete
Thank you for liking :)Delete
I have never heard of this before but it looks like something I would love to try and I'm sure the children would too!ReplyDelete
Yes they would surely love it.Delete
Congratulations Shobha on your 1000th post. Love following your blog. I would have never thought of making halwa out of peas. When I see peas a savoury dish comes to my mind. Peas halwa does look tempting.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mayuri.. I am so happy to hear that you like my blog.Delete
1000 recipes is definitely a big thing and what a way to celebrate with a very out-of-thought halwa! Never ever thought that green peas could take such an avatar...ReplyDelete
Thanks Rafeeda.. So true even I never could believe that green peas halwa would taste good.Delete
sounds very interesting, and a heck of a lot less complicated than I thought that it would be. Congratulations on your 1000 recipe, what an accomplishment. Good for you!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Claudia. do try the recipe sometime.Delete