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Apr 7, 2008

Apple Halwa

Today we are celebrating Ugadi, an auspicious beginning of a Telugu New Year. Ugadi is also celebrated in Karnataka and Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. Every Telugu New Year is given a different name. This year it’s named as “Sarvadhari”. As we all know the special for today is the preparation of Ugadi Pachadi, a fusion of six tastes (Shadruchulu) such as, sour, bitter, sweet, salt, spicy, pungent. I also prepared Ugadi Pachadi today with available ingredients like: Tamarind (sour), Fenugreek Seeds (bitter), Sugar (sweet), Salt (salt), Red Chili Powder (spicy) and finally raw mango pieces (pungent).
Another special treat I prepared today is APPLE HALWA. This is my first time making it, but it turned out so well. So I want to share that with you all. Here is the recipe.
  • 2 Apples (I used Gala Apples)
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Seeds (Elaichi, Elakulu)
  • ½ tsp Raisins
  • 1 tsp broken Cashews
  • ¼ tsp Red Food Color (optional)
  • 1 tsp Ghee

Peel the skin of apples and grate them. Keep aside.
In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat ghee and roast the cashew pieces until they turn golden brown in color. Add the milk to this along with sugar, grated apple, cardamom seeds, raisins and the food color. Keep the flame on medium. Leave it for some time, but keep stirring it now and then.
When the mixture thickens switch off the flame and transfer to a serving plate. Let it cool and serve. This is really a delicious dessert for festive days.

Thank you so much for your wishes. Happy Ugadi to you all too. Have a wonderful year ahead.


Dhivya said... [Reply]

wow!innovative idea uma:))looks so colorful and yum..happy ugadi to u

Kalai said... [Reply]

Happy Ugadi, Uma! Apple halwa looks awesome! :)

Cham said... [Reply]

Wish u and ur family a Happy Ugadi Uma :) Apple halwa looks so cute :)

kamala said... [Reply]

wish u a happy ugadi uma

Sagari said... [Reply]

halwa with apples ,yumm never heard about this ,but looks delecious uma

Deepa Kuber said... [Reply]

this is new to me.. halwa looks too good.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Happy Ugadi..Halwa with Apples..Creative one Uma..

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Halwa is looking yummy. very creative. Happy ugadi to you too uma.

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Happy ugadi....that apple halwa has a lovely colour...

Finla said... [Reply]

Happy ugadd. Now i know it is a telugu feast day.
Apple halwa looks so delicious.
What kind of apple did you use

Unknown said... [Reply]

so sweet that halwa looks:)

Rosie said... [Reply]

Hi Uma wishing you and your family a happy Ugadi :) Your apple halwa looks so delicious!

Rosie x

Seema said... [Reply]

Happy Ugadi to you Uma. Apple Halwa looks yum.. nice creativity!

Meera said... [Reply]

Apple Halwa looks fabulous. Never had that before. Will try it soon.

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Happy Ugadi, Uma. And that apple halwa looks absolutely gorgeous.

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Uma, halwa looks awesome, mouthwatering!! Happy Ugadi:)

Archy said... [Reply]

Happy Ugadi Uma..
starting a New year with sweet.. lovely Dear !! Nice pic too !!

Annu said... [Reply]

Awesome uma,never tried this........keep it up :-)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Thanks for ur wishes Uma..actually I prepared the baklava yesterday..

ushaprashanth said... [Reply]

Happy ugadi! this sweet dish looks delicious! easy to prepare too!

Sia said... [Reply]

very unique and innovative recipe girl:) wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy (belated) Ugadi...

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


Thank you for this new type of apple halwa- will try out this weekend for Tamil New Year.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Apple Halwa sounds new to me, The color has come out soo well!

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Ugadi Subhakankshalu to you & your family!

Siri said... [Reply]

Wishing you a very Happy Ugadi to you and your family Uma:)


Anonymous said... [Reply]

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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