Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tapioca / Cassava Halwa


Hey, yet another recipe with Tapioca (Maravalli Kezhangu). It was last weekend I bought this Daily Delight's frozen tapioca from Indian store. I made Tapioca & Peas Vada that weekend. Today I wanted to make a sweet as it is my hubby's Birthday. A thought was already going on in my mind for last few days about making a halwa out of tapioca. Anyhow, I was not sure how it would turn out. But it really turned out to be a great success. Just try out this and lemme know...




Ingredients:

1. Tapioca - 2 Cups (Grated)
2. Sugar - 1 Cup or adjust to your taste
3. Water - 2 Cups + 1/4 Cup
4. Cashew - 1/4 Cup
5. Mixed Nuts - Small Qty (Coarsely powdered)
6. Milk Powder - 1 tbs
7. Kesari Powder - A pinch
8. Cardamom - 5
9. Cloves - 3
10. Ghee - 1/4 Cup




Procedure:

1. Wash grated tapioca twice. Add 2 cups of water and cook.
2. Now, in a pan add 2 tsp of ghee . Then add few broken cashews and cardamom. Fry well.
3. Turn stove to medium. Add sugar and 1/4 Cup water.
4. Add the kesari powder. Mix well.
5. When the sugar is totally dissolved, add the cooked tapioca.
6. Stir well. Add 1 tsp of ghee, cloves and milk powder. Stir well, so that milk powder forms no lumps.
7. Now, grind the remaining cashew coarsely and add it to the contents. Mix well.
8. Stir continuously and add remaining ghee when the contents become thick and in Halwa consistency.
9. Switch off the stove.
10. Serve hot/cold garnished with coarsely powdered nuts.


34 comments:

sangi said...

wow!very innovative halwa Neethu!!!
luks like 'must try' recipe

Rekha shoban said...

nice colourful dessert...looks delicious!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Yesterday I cooked tapioca too, but mine very simple, steam it and dip with sugar, but very yummy. Your look nice too.

Meena said...

tapioca is so unique and wonderful...great recipe!

Tina said...

Never tried halwa with tapioca...Looks great and delicious..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Halwa looks yummy and happy birthday to you hubby Nithu. I made tapioca halwa but adding coconut milk and vellam....

~ Lopa said...

That looks very much like carrot halwa, Does it taste also similar to that?

Neetz said...

yuummy yum.... what a way of presenting..good one Nithu...i never knew that tapioca can be made to halwa also :)..thnaks for sharing this recipe :)

deepti said...

Thats a novel attempt .... Gr8 recipe 2 try out !!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very new dish! looks yum!

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you Dear friends for the wonderful comments...
@ Lopa, the color is similar to carrot halwa because of the kesari powder I added but it tasted almost like ash gourd halwa...

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

மரவள்ளிக்கிழங்கில் அல்வா இதுவரை செய்ததில்லை.பார்க்கவே நல்லா கலர்புல்லா சூப்பராயிருக்கு....

சகோதரர்க்கு இனிய பிறந்தநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks Menaka, will convey your wishes to him..

Bharathi said...

Nice & New Recipe in Tapioca Dear.

Wishes to B-I-L.

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks Treat & Trick and Bharathi for your wishes..will convey him..

Latha said...

Wonderful new recipe. Looks lovely.

Pavithra said...

Very innovative and looks yummy too.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Dear, You are on a roll, aren't you? Your kitchen seems to be a busy place with new recipes that I haven't heard of. I still have a couple of favs from your blog..I will try out and be posting about it next month. Man, long list of try-outs..

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks Cool Lassie..I'm eager to know which two recipes of mine that you have in your try list..Just try this halwa too..hope, you'l love this.

vidhas said...

Very innovative halwa. First time hre, i came through swati's blog. Nice blog with delicious recipe. My mom used to make tapicao vadia and i have posted it in my blog too. But halwa is something new to me.

Swathi said...

Nithu,

Nice halwa, looks yummy. This is new to me.We make tapioca curry and chips not any sweet dish.

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!! very innovative and a delicious recipe Nithu.

Yummy Team said...

We are fond of tapioca but never thought of making a dessert of it.Good to see such innovative posts..

kothiyavunu said...

Very innovative halwa.Looks so fab! Can't wait to make those :)

PranisKitchen said...

its new recipe idea to me..looks yummy

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks wonderful, that must be very fulfilling sweet.:)

Daisy Blue said...

Lovely colour I must say...a nice way to use them as well.

Gita said...

Halwa looks so colorful and so yummy :)

Aparna said...

new halwa for me..gr8 effort!!!!!!

SathyaSridhar said...

You are very creative in cooking!!! Dear. This halwa looks delicious and colourful...Take Care n Keep Smiling.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very innovative and delicious halwa. Looks very tempting.

Joanne said...

I adore tapioca! this halwa looks excellent, what a great color!

Jyoti V said...

Nice halwa..looks so colorful...

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

உங்களை தொடர்பதிவு எழுத அழைத்துள்ளேன்.தொடரவும்.

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