Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha/Tomato Halwa

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A long lost recipe from the Hyderabadi Cuisine, this one is sure to steal your hearts. Tomatoes in halwa, yes ! you have heard it right. This tantalizing refreshing halwa is the most common sight at the parties and special occasions. The goodness of tomatoes combined with mawa, dry fruits and ghee/butter creates a sensational halwa to tickle your tastebuds. Some people use beetroot paste for the colour but it is absolutely not required at all because the meetha looks charming and elegant in it's own natural colour. Come! Relish this almost forgotten recipe from the City of Nawabs with your loved ones. Iam damn sure that it will be loved by people of all ages on any given occasion. Happy Dessert Time Folks!
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Served As: Desserts
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Servings 5

Ingredients
 

  • 300 gm Tomato less tangy and ripe ones
  • 75 gm Mawa
  • 60 gm Sugar
  • 80 gm Butter or ghee ghee or
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 cup Fruits dry one s choice
  • 2 tbsp Beetroot optional, or paste paste
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Instructions
 

  • First of all blanch the tomatoes in hot boiling water for 15 minutes. Peel off the skin after it cools down and mash them well. Pass them through a strainer to get rid of the seeds.
    Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha/Tomato Halwa - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • In a deep non stick wok, make mawa by reducing the milk on high flame. Keep stirring all the while and scraping from the sides until a solid mass is obtained.
  • It doesn't matter if a few seeds remain in. Meanwhile heat butter or ghee in a pan and add the mashed tomatoes, cardamom powder, sugar and the mawa.
    Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha/Tomato Halwa - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Keep stirring it well and the flame should be on medium high until the ghee starts leaving the sides of the pan and a nice aroma emanates in the kitchen. It should take about 20 to 25 mins.
    Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha/Tomato Halwa - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Beetroot paste can be added at this point to enhance the looks but it is perfectly alright if you cannot lay your hands upon it. I didn't add it too because of it's non availability here at my place.
  • Serve it well garnished with dry fruits of your choice. It tastes awesome when served chilled. However you can serve it warm also.
    Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha/Tomato Halwa - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Recipe Notes

The charm of this tasty halwa lies in it’s easy hassle free cooking. It does not take much of your time. Plus it is delicious too. A must try recipe dear friends. Go ahead with it without any fear of spoiling it. Trust me, it is damn easy guys.
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Zeenath Amaanullah
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