March 5, 2018

Zucchini/Courgette Halwa

I am not getting tired of my experiments with Zucchini. I love this versatile vegetable. It is good equally in savory and sweet dishes. Now this was on my mind for long. Always thought if we can make Dudhi halwa, why can't I try Zucchini Halwa. I dont know if this already exist or someone already tried it, I simply made it because I wanted to give it a try and what came in my mind. The halwa was a bit moist. On our first bite we felt a bit different, only because we have never tried it and a bit apprehensive about the taste. But on the second and the third bite the taste developed and yes we were craving for more. We loved it and I am definitely going to make this beauty again. It's healthy and ready in minutes.

So here goes the recipe:

Zucchini Halwa






Ingredients


  • 2 Medium size Zucchini grated (6 inches - roughly around 500 gms )
  • 200 ml (1/2 Tin) Condensed Milk 
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 1 teaspoon Elaichi (Cardamom) Powder
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped nuts (I used Almonds)

Preparation


  1. In a thick pot or Kadai (wok) add ghee.
  2. Once the ghee is melted add grated Zucchini and cook on medium for around 8-10 minutes, until it becomes a bit soft. (A bit careful here, we do not want it to be all soggy).

  3. Add the Condensed milk and let it cook on medium flame stirring every 3-4 minute or so until the milk evaporates or reduces to just around 1 tablespoon.
  4. Switch off the gas, and add the Elaichi Powder and Chopped Nuts.
  5. Yummy and healthy Zucchini Halwa is ready.
  6. Enjoy.


    Have you checked my other Zucchini recipes like Cauliflower & Zucchini KoftasZucchini & Brinjal PancakeZucchini, Carrot and Spring Onion SandwichZucchini Fritters



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    22 comments:

    1. I love the contrast here of the crunchy almonds with the creamy zucchini... very nice!

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    2. Interesting way of cooking zucchini! Thanks for the idea! :)

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    3. I do very much struggle with courgette as a vegetable, I don't dislike it but it does not fill me with joy either, this recipe however looks delicious!

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      1. Do give it a try I am sure you will like it.

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    4. Zucchini halwa!!! Wow. Sounds delicious.looks yum

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    5. Quite an interesting sweet, never thought of dishing out halwa with zucchini, seriously am loving this brilliant idea.

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    6. Very innovative recipe.. It must be tasting somewhat like ash gourd halwa.

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    7. Zucchini halwa wow so innovative recipe. Halwa looks delish. I can feel the taste of soft creamy halwa and the crunch of almond. Lovely share.

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    8. Never thought of making halwa with zucchini. Such an innovative and delicious looking dessert. Looks awesome.

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    9. A great fusion recipe. Traditional Indian recipe with a non-traditional vegetable. Can only imagine the texture. :)

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    10. Brilliant idea to make halwa with Zucchini...Love the creamy delicious looking dessert...Awesome share!!

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    11. Zucchini Halwa sounds interesting and looks delicious..will give a try

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    12. Interesting recipe with zucchini. It looks like a fine dessert.

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    13. Wow, this amazing. I have never tried zucchini Halwa. Now I am curious. Lovely share๐Ÿ‘

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    14. I think here condensed milk plays big role to get the dessert touch with zucchini:) But I appreciate you trying dessert with zucchini. I make only bread. Nice ๐Ÿ‘

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    15. Courgette now in Indian sweets, that's a innovative thought. Looks so yummy.

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    16. I have had used zucchini in baked goodies but never tried halwa wit it. The next time I buy them , surely going to try this halwa.

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    17. Fantastic.. I buy Zucchini often and end up having a lone one in the fridge. Now that has found some relief

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