Monday, February 7, 2011

Papaya Halwa

 This recipe from pachakam

Papaya - 1 no
Sugar - 5 tbsp for medium sweet Papaya (depends on sweetness of Papaya)
Cardamom(Elakka) powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Maida - 1/4 tsp
Cashewnuts - 4 nos


1)Cut and clean the papaya into small pieces and make a fine pulp of it by using a blender(mixer).

2)Take a pan and heat it for some time.

3)Mix the papaya pulp and sugar in the hot pan.

4)Keep stirring the mixture continuously.

5)In the meantime, add water to maida to make a liquid paste.

6)After stirring the mixture in the pan for 5 mins, add the maida paste to it.

:- This help in thickening the mixture to desired level.

7)Add ghee and cardamom powder to the mixture once it starts getting thick.

8)Take out the mixture from the pan and spread it onto a flat vessel making a 2 inch thickness of the mixture.

9)Cool and cut the halwa into pieces as desired.

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