A very simple dessert prepared using apple, sugar, ghee, and mawa with the hint of cinnamon is apple ka halwa. Apple halwa is a very refreshing dessert. Although prepared using mawa and ghee, it does not feel very heavy or filling. It has the pronouncing flavor of apple which is enhanced by cinnamon to make an absolutely delish dessert. Other than this, it gives a good break from the halwa recipes regularly prepared in the Indian kitchens such as sooji ka halwa, atta halwa, etc and many seasonal halwa such as gajar ka halwa, lauki ka halwa, beetroot halwa etc. It can be served as a dessert or can be prepared very quickly to satisfy the sweet hunger pangs. In this blog you will find apple halwa recipe along with step by step pictures.
Apples: Yes, it is obvious that apples are needed to make apple halwa. It is very important that the apples with thin and soft skin are chosen. This is because, for the apple halwa recipe, the whole of apple is used i.e. with skin. However, if the skin of apples is thick and hard, peel and use the apple. I have grated the apple, you can chop it too. If you’d like the chunks of apple, chop it and for a smoother texture, grate the apples using the thick blade.
Ghee: Ghee is a very important ingredient and cannot be replaced with oil. Ghee adds a lot of flavor to apple halwa. Do not cut down the quantity of ghee.
Sugar: Sugar for sweetness and it can be adjusted as per your liking.
Cinnamon Powder: I am a big fan of apple and cinnamon combination. And therefore I have flavored the apple halwa with some cinnamon powder. You can use cardamom powder or saffron etc to flavor apple halwa.
Mawa: To enhance the richness of this halwa, mawa has been added. It gives a wonderful texture to the halwa. However if you do not want to add this, you can skip it.
Food coloring: I have not used any food color. You can use saffron color for some vibrancy.
Serve it hot or warm as a weekend dessert.
1.This recipe serves 4-6 persons.
2.Heat 3 tbsp of ghee in a pan/kadai.
3.Add 3 grated apples.
4.Cook till the water is absolutely evaporated. Cook on low to medium flame for 7-8 minutes.
5.Add ½ cup sugar or as per taste.
6.Continue to cook till the sugar is absolutely absorbed. And the halwa comes together.
7.Add in ½ cup grated or crumbled mawa.
8.Continue to cook till the mawa is well incorporated in the halwa. Finish off with 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder.
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes
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