Tomato Halwa | Thakkali Halwa
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a rich dessert prepared from tomatoes and sugar & commonly served on the day of Ramadan by Tamil Muslims.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom seeds powder
  • 4-5 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tbsp mixed nuts (pistachio, almonds, cashew) – for frying
  1. Wash tomatoes and cook in water for 10 mins. Peel off skin and blend tomatoes in a mixer to smooth puree. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat tomato puree in a non-stick pan on medium flame. Keep stirring and once it starts thickening, add sugar and cardamom powder to it. Stir it frequently on low flame to avoid sticking. Meanwhile, heat a pan and fry nuts in ghee. Keep it aside.
  3. Keep stirring halwa for 15 mins. Add fried nuts to it. Once it starts leaving the sides of pan, remove from the heat. The whole process of cooking may take 15-20 mins. Serve it cold.
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