Thursday, August 19, 2010

Gobhi - Mawa Halwa - गोभी - मावा हलवा (Cauliflower and Reduced Milk Fudge)

Hello friends,

Here is a little unusual kind of halwa, that I just happened to prepare with some leftover grated cauliflower that I used in making Baris. I actually grated the whole big cauliflower which obviously was not needed. So, I made some Cauliflower-Paneer Paratha (recipe will be posted soon) and then with some more leftover grated cauliflower, planned to make this. Never saw or ate this before, actually, never even heard of it. I thought of experimenting and knew it cannot come out bad. But, I did not know that it will come out this well. You can actually taste the grainy mawa and subtle taste of cauliflower in your mouth. Simply delicious !!!

Gobhi - Mawa Halwa - गोभी - मावा हलवा (Cauliflower and Reduced Milk Fudge)

Cauliflower - 2 cups, grated (this is the grated quantity)
Mawa - 2 cups, crumbled
Sugar - 1 cup
Elaichi (Green Cardamom) Powder - 1 tsp
Kaju/Kishmish (Cashews/Raisins) - 1 tbsp each, roasted in ghee
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1/4 cup
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add grated cauliflower to it.
  • Fry it till it is cooked and soft (about 4-5 minutes)
  • Add mawa, elaichi powder to it and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Your cue will be ghee leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Add sugar to it. The moment you do this and mix, your halwa will become thin. Don't panic.
  • Add roasted kaju/kishmish and keep stirring it for about 3 minutes.
  • Switch off the heat and let it sit for about 3-4 minutes before serving.
  • In these 3-4 minutes, it will become thicker and will gain halwa consistency.
Serve it as a dessert anytime.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Susan said...

Stunning, Priya! Every time I discover the most amazing Indian recipe, there is always another one. I love cauliflower to begin with, so I cannot imagine how enticing even just a spoonful of this would be.

Mriganayani said...

WOw - I would have never thought of making anything like this. But, its sweet and I'd anything sweet!

Guna's kitchen said...

completely new.. really i to never heard of it... very interesting halwa with leftovers.. very good idea dear... luks delicious

aipi said...

Very unusual indeed but I like interesting recipes like this n it looks great.
I hope you don't mind me pointing out but the font at the top of your post is too small to read ,it would be great if you make it a little bigger.

Satya said...

wow gobi halwa sounds interesting ...looks delicious too ...once my bhabhi prepared gobi ka kheer n she told me on phone that it tastes divine but i din't dare to prepare that time ...but after seeing ur i feel i must try both the desserts kheer n halwa :)
thanks for sharing dear


Kiran said...

Dear Priya,

Loved your creativity.This sure sounds very interesting and looks very delicious.Another recipe bookmarked.

Madhavi said...

Hey cauliflower halwa ???? Very different and halwa looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!!

Nitha said...

Never heard of this.. Sounds great..

Indrani said...

never could thought of that..blogging jindabad, and hats off to interesting combination, have to try, Priya

nivedita said...

I never imagined to make halwa with Gobhi. Very unique recipe.

Neha said...

wow..cauliflower and khoya halwa..great combination...will make it sometime for sure

sonu said...

wow !! so innovative priya ! this is looking scrumptiously yummie !! so tempting..bookmarkd !

Priya said...

Very unique and creative halwa..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

You just blew my mind by posting this innovative recipe...Carving for this....
Infact I second Aipi regarding the font request.
Hamaree Rasoi

Pavithra said...

Oh wow .. this is so unique priya ..will try it out some time..

Pavithra Srihari said...

this is totally new to me ... looks good

Priya said...

Never thought of making Halwa with cauliflower! Wouldn't mind trying it either.

Pari said...

hi. so innovative dear, looks and sounds very interesting.

Swathi said...

Gobi mawa kheer looks delicious. Nice innovations.

Swathi said...

Gobi mawa halwa looks delicious. I thought it was kheer. Nice innovations.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

very creative of u priya....looks amazing

Sangi said...

Never imagined about halwa with cauliflower... The pic shows how yummy it is... said...

OMG what an innovative use of the humble cauliflower.Amazing.


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