Monday, June 18, 2012

Microwave Apricot Halwa

Every christmas, my neighbour from next door never forget to give us a basket full of dry fruits, every time we finish that whole basket very much quickly especially those fabulous dates from Morocco. But somehow, none at home loved the dry apricots from that basket this time,so i freezed them immediately for further use. When i thought of making halwa with fruits for this week's blogging marathon, immediately those frozen dry apricots came to my mind, i thawed them and soaked them overnite for making halwas the next day through microwave oven.

As am making halwa with apricots for the first time, i dont want to make a huge quantity and went for a trial with a cup of soaked apricots. Oh my god, for my surprise this halwa turned out seriously super delicious,glossy and quite addictive.Whoever told no to those dry apricots, simply relished this irresistible halwa. Needless to say that i tried again twice this halwa and finished completely those dry apricots i freezed.Cooking time in microwave oven varies according to the power of your microwave oven.Do check out the other marathoners running this 17th edition of blogging marathon here.Sending this yummy halwa to MEC guest hosted by me,event by Srivalli.Sending to Akila's Dish name starts with-M.



1cup Dry apricots (soaked overnite)
3/4cup Sugar
2tbsp Ghee
1tbsp Cardamom powder
2tbsp Dry cucumber seeds or sliced almonds
A pinch Orange food colour

Grind the soaked apricots with sugar as thick paste.Take this thick apricot paste and the food colour in a microwave safe bowl,mix well and cook for 10 minutes in high.

Give a stir every 3 or 5 minutes, add the ghee, nuts and cook in high again for 5 minutes..finally add the cardamom powder and stir again..

A glossy apricot halwa is ready. Enjoy warm or chilled.

53 comments:

Mahi said... Reply To This Comment

Droolworthy halwa! looks super yum!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Halwa looks good. The preparation is some what similar to kurbani (apricots) ka meetha which is a little flowy in consistency.

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried apricots before. Looks yummy.

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sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

good idea...looks delicious..

Ez Cookbook said... Reply To This Comment

never heard abt halwa with apricot so nice and looks tempting to eat...

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Wow good way of using the apricots... It has really turned out delicious halwa...

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Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE the bright orange color of that halwa.. Who would have thought dried apricots will make a delicious sweet. Sounds yummy.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's one awesome colour priya..looks so good..

Dolly Sharma said... Reply To This Comment

Love the Beautiful color. A new and must try recipe. Looks delicious and making me crave for some Halwa right now.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, wow what a unique halwa. Love the color. Another feather in your innovative cap.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

superly delicious looking bowl...cant resist my temptation.. and so easy to make...thanks for sharing

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

love the color - looks so yummy

Recipe world said... Reply To This Comment

So yummy n colorful Halwa..I'm feeling hungry now!

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Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very goos Priya. Very colorful, I am sure the sourness from the apricots must have balanced with the sugar.

Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

Halwa looks so tempting and delicious..loved the colour and texture..nice recipe!

simran said... Reply To This Comment

oh my.......this looks truely amazing...........love the recipe.....can imagine the yummy taste.

PT said... Reply To This Comment

love that color.. simply awesome.. looks like a jelly..

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Yum Yummy !!!

Jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Unbelivable....need to take a class from you ...I can empty my pantry and freezer with unique dishes. How much do you charge for a class? ....Lovely recipe Priya, looks awesome.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Halwa looks so colourful...

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Oh no,that's sinfully tasty..Exotic Halwa !

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Color Priya!!!! Microwave Version is Sooper Quick!!!!

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy halwa!!! and so nutritious!! Lovely preparation :)

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Wish we had nrighbours like you our contact with the neighbours is saying hello and bye when we we see each other . Halwa looks so good and then to say how fast one can make in MW.

Jayasri Ravi said... Reply To This Comment

Halwa looks very yummy, beautiful colour

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious...never thought of making halwa with apricots

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

That is one fabulous looking halwa! Can't believe it came out of a microwave!

Rajani said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful color! Love it :)

Ambreen said... Reply To This Comment

That's a great idea, apricot halwa sounds unique! Lovely color!

Spice up the Curry said... Reply To This Comment

dry apricot halwa looks very inviting.

chitraj.hegde said... Reply To This Comment

I never tried Apricots in my cooking...this is looking lovely and colorful...and preparing it in the microwave makes it more interesting....

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

the color is so vibrant and I bet it tasted awesome.Must hunt for apricots to try this recipe :)

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

yeah this halwa tastes damn yum!!..i have tried it..but trust me urs looks absolutely gorgeous!..super Priya:))

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Superb delicious halwa..loved the color,incredible one & mouthwatering :-)

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Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious Halwa Priya, love the color.

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

I love apricots and this looks delicious. You have tempted me. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow look at that color so beautiful priya and halwa with apricots very interesting..

Only Fish Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

it surely has come out very well dear !!!!it looks so yummy !!!!!!

Meg's Delicious Adventures said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yummy...love the color.

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Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

excellente idée, j'aime beaucoup
bonne journée

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow nice dish

Lubna Karim said... Reply To This Comment

Love the recipe...it's simple and yum....awesome color...

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

i like to eat fresh apricots only, this halwa looks so delicious...come out so well...looks too tempting!!
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Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Khubani ka meetha in the microwave..u r a genius!

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and easy way to make halwa..

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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

very tempting halwa.


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Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, Thanks for stopping by at my space. First time here, lovely blog. Halwa looks delicious.

~Lexibule~ said... Reply To This Comment

Quelle délicieuse idée!! La texture est parfaite;) Bon mardi à toi:)xxx

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely gorgeous color, and so inviting. This would certainly be a nice company dessert!

Sadaf Afshan said... Reply To This Comment

Very new recipe for me. Sound really delicious and easy to make too.

Prabha Mani said... Reply To This Comment

Attractive Bowl of Halwa..Tempting click.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous. Love that gorgeous color.

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Love the colour. Looks so delicious!!!