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:

  1. Droolworthy halwa! looks super yum!

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

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  3. Never tried apricots before. Looks yummy.

    Vardhini
    Event: Kid's Delight

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

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

    Event: Dish name starts with M

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cheers!
    Vani

    Ongoing Event: Love Lock With Juices & Milkshakes

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

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

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

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

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. Halwa looks very yummy, beautiful colour

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

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

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

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  25. dry apricot halwa looks very inviting.

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

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

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

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

    Ongoing Events at(Erivum Puliyum)-
    1. The Kerala Kitchen(June'12)

    2.EP Series-Basil OR Cardamom

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  30. Delicious Halwa Priya, love the color.

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

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

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

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  34. excellente idée, j'aime beaucoup
    bonne journée

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

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  36. i like to eat fresh apricots only, this halwa looks so delicious...come out so well...looks too tempting!!
    Spicy Treats

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

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

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

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

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

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  42. Attractive Bowl of Halwa..Tempting click.

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  43. Fabulous. Love that gorgeous color.

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  44. Love the colour. Looks so delicious!!!

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