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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Mango Halwa Recipe

 One cannot imagine Summers in India , without relishing on the delicious Mangoes . Apart from having it on whole as a fruit, there are countless ways in which one can enjoy this tropical delight. Raw mangoes are used in Chutneys , dips, salads, coolant drinks, pickles and jams whereas ripe mangoes are used mostly in desserts and drinks.

Halwa / sheera or kesari is basically a sweet pudding. In Suji halwa, the semolina is roasted in Cow ghee and sweetened milk or water or both are added to it. It is then cooked and commonly flavored with Cardamom and garnished with nuts.  In India , Gajar ka Halwa is most famous and loved pudding. Some times fruits are added to the suji halwa and this gives the normal halwa an entirely wonderful flavour and taste.

 I have seen my mom using ripe bananas in the Narayani Sheera , she makes as naivedhyam for Satyanarayan Puja. Recently i tried using Pineapple in my Kesari and it was hit at my place. But i had never tried mango in a halwa. It was when i saw my friend Reshma using mango in her sheera, i could not resist myself from giving it a try and believe me it was worth trying. The addition of Alphonso mango puree in the suji halwa, made it flavourful and added Saffron complimented it very well. Mixed nuts add nice crunch to the pudding.

Ingredients: Measurements 1 cup = 200 ml
  • 1/2 cup Suji 
  • 1/2 cup mango puree (i have used fresh Alphonso pulp)
  • 5-6 tbsp Sugar or as per taste and sweetness of mango used
  • 2-3 tbsp Ghee / clarified Butter ( i have used Cow ghee )
  • 5-7 Cashew nuts
  • 2-3 tbsp of Raisins
  • 2 tsp Milk to soak Saffron
  • Few strands of Saffron
  • 1/4 tsp of Cardamom powder
  1. Soak the Saffron strands in 2 tsp of warm milk. In a sauce pan heat 1 cup water , to it add the sugar and allow the mixture to cook until sugar melts completely. You can use a microwave instead for this.

  2. In another non stick pan , heat up 2-3 tbsp of ghee on a low to medium flame. To this add the raisins and Cashew nuts and fry until the Cashews turn golden pink in color.

  3. Add Suji to it and roast it on a low flame until aromatic and pink in color. To this add the boiling hot sugar syrup and keep stirring to avoid lumps.

  4. Cook the mixture until it thickens. The suji will absorb all the water and swell , at this stage add the mango puree and mix well. Cook the mixture again until all the mango puree blends well in the suji .

  5. At the end flavor the mango halwa with saffron milk and cardamom powder. Mix well and keep stirring until all the milk is absorbed and the halwa leaves the sides of the pan. Put off the flame.

  6.  Serve the delicious mango halwa warm and enjoy with your loved ones !

  I hope you would love to give this simple yet flavorful dish a try. Do not forget to give your valuable feed back :)

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  1. sounds delicious.....will try...I have seen some your recipes earlier like the sweet corn uttapam...and others.. I admire your love for cooking...

    1. Thank you Minal for stopping by my space to leave such a positive feedback :)
      Do try out and let me know how the dish turned out for you

  2. Yummy!! Kesari is my fav sweet because it is easy and simple to make. Will add mango to it next time. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Anto
      Glad to know that kesari happens to be your favourite too. Yes do try out with Alphonso mango and share your feedback with us. :)

  3. Hi Poonam. Tried mango halwa. Really yummy ..my son loved it.. thanks for sharing .

    1. Hi Rajshri Wangikar. Thank you for the lovely feed back. So happy to know you all enjoyed the dish.

  4. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes