Ashoka halwa– 300th post (with video)

Written by: 7aum Suvai

I am very excited today that I am posting my 300th post in this blog with a video clip. So thought of sharing a sweet dish to celebrate this occasion. Ashoka Halwa is a very popular sweet dish in Tanjavur and Thiruvaiyaru. I have tasted once in my college canteen during my under graduate. After that I never got an opportunity taste this amazing dish. Recently my friend Bhuvana who is from Kumbakonam prepared this and shared with me. The texture and taste of the dish were excellent. I am very happy to share this first guest post and my sincere thanks to my friend Bhuvana for all her efforts.

Ashoka halwa

Ingredients:

      • 1/2 cup – Paasi paruppu / Moong dhal / Split green gram
      • 2 1/2 tbsp – Wheat flour / Kothumai maavu
      • 1 1/2 cup – Sugar
      • 1/4 cup – Ghee (as needed)
      • 3 pinches – Cardamom powder
      • 5 pinches – Orange food color
      • 1/2 cup – Water (for making sugar syrup)

Ashoka halwa process

Ashoka halwa

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and pressure cook paasi paruppu / moong dhal with enough water until soft or well cooked. Allow them to cool and grind them to a fine paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan, add 2 1/2 tbsp of wheat flour and roast it until slightly golden brown in color. Set aside.
  3. Heat a pan, add in 1 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water, bring it to boil and cook until sugar dissolves completely. Set aside.
  4. Heat a wide pan, add a tbsp of ghee and pureed paasi paruppu / moong dhal, mix well and cook over medium flame for 2 mins. Then add roasted wheat flour and keep stirring until both blend well.
  5. Now add in sugar syrup and slowly mix everything well together like a paste without any lumps. Keep stirring continuously adding ghee in intervals to avoid drying.
  6. Add orange food color and mix well completely. Stir continuously until it thickens slightly. Then add cardamom powder and after 10 - 15 minutes, you will see the halwa becomes glossy, comes together and it no longer sticks to the bottom. This indicates that halwa is done (as shown in the picture). Tasty ashoka halwa is ready.

Ashoka halwa

Notes:

  • Always keep the flame in medium.
  • Keep all the ingredients ready before start making halwa. Because you cannot move here and there while stirring.
  • You should be very careful and stir it continuously otherwise the halwa get burnt and spoil your dish
  • Add ghee as much you can because ghee makes the halwa more rich.
  • If you want add few fried cashew nuts you can add at the last stage. 

Ashoka halwa

Ashoka Halwa preparation–First video recipe

31 comments:

  1. mouthwatering halwa...super pakkuvam...love your video...

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  2. Congrats on your milestone! Halwa looks delicious! I made this once, but added sugar directly. Shall try this method next time.

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  3. Perfectly done... Love this all time...

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  4. Congrats dear. halwa looks so tempting

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  5. Beautifully done , bookmarked

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  6. wow,it it sin if u r not having this halwa,gorgeous pics,will definitely try some day...for the fear of ghee not doing it now.

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  7. Congrats on u r 300th post,was too carried away by the halwa.

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  8. Wow Shanthi, Very nice Halwa. I have had this before, but never made it. It looks delicious and lovely. The video is simply superb and you have very good clicks as well.
    Thanks a lot for sharing. I will make this and will let you know.

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  9. Thank you all my friends for your wishes and wonderful comments...

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  10. Congrats.....OMG! Looks inviting...

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  11. Droolworthy, irresistible and glossy halwa, congrats on ur 300th post..I want some rite now.

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  12. delicious nd very temptig halwa.and congrats for you 300 post.

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  13. Congrats on your 300th post, and such a delicious post, love this sweet, you have got the perfect halwa texture, bookmarked it..

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  14. Congrats all the way on your 300th post and what a way to share the joy with all. The halwa is so so stunning, awesomely prepared and I am drooling all the way.

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  15. congratulations on ur 300th post....
    halwa looks sinfully delicious and nice video :)

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  16. Congrats on ur 300th post and this sweet is famous in my hometown Thanjavur..Looks fab n delcious

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  17. So beautiful looking halwa and awesome clicks....

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  18. Congrats on your 300th post Shanthi... Halwa looks delicious dear :-)

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  19. hi Shanthi....thanks for stopping by dear and for leaving your encouraging comment....which led me to your space...

    guess we both hv the same color to our blogs :)

    You have a very beautiful blog...well organized...and awesome recipes with beautiful pics....
    following u here, FB and g+....
    Will be happy if you do that same. :)

    Cheers
    Anu
    http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Anu for your beautiful comment...

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  20. btw Congratulations on your 300th post ...beautiful recipe...and lovely clicks..

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  21. congrats on ur 300 post..hope many more posts are on the way :)
    loved this recipe..will try

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  22. Congrats on your 300th post! Great clicks and fabulous...

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  23. Congrats on your 300th post. Looks awesome.

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  24. Congrats on your 300th post. Delicious halwa and clearly explained with video. Beautiful clicks as usual..

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  25. Congrats on your 300 th post .
    happy to follow you .
    you have lovely blog with yummy recipes ..

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  26. congrats on ur 300th post,super tempting halwa!!

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  27. Hi shanthi.. You have wonderful space here..the thing which i wonder is, you have some perfections in the preparation.. also very neat preparation.. Great going..

    I just started my space before a month... yet to add more recipes...Visit mine if you are free..
    http://www.ranjaniskitchen.com/

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  28. Sounds So Delicious, I am your recent follower, if you find time do visit my blog.

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