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Monday, October 14, 2013

Zucchini Halwa

An halwa with zucchini which i first saw madhur jaffery's cook book which i own and was is my to do list and today on the navratri occasion i got a chance to try this yummy halwa . Halwa's are very very traditional sweets of India and they are prepared in many festive occasions. There are enormous varieties of halwa's been prepared in India , in which Milk halwa's are one such traditional one's. I tweaked the recipe from madhur jaffery's cook book  and prepared this delicious Zucchini halwa for this festive occasion . Zucchini is a summer squash which is a international veggies when turned over in to a indian sweet am sure you will be amazed to taste them as they taste truly desi in halwa's .

I have used whole milk and ghee to make it the desi and rich way but you can also try it with low fat milk . Lets move on to the recipe. Linking this CC Challenge of the month  Hosted by  +Srivalli Jetti  

Recipe source : Madhur jaffery's Cook book 

Indian Sweets

Halwa varities


2 cups - Grated Zucchini (from 2 medium sized Zucchini)

1 1/2 cup - Milk
1/2 cup - Sugar
1/2 tsp - Cardamom ( optional)
A pinch - Green color
2 tbsp - Ghee
3-4 No's - Chopped Pistachios 

Milk halwa


  • In a pan heat the ghee and saute the grated zucchini for few mins.
  • Now add in the milk  and cook till all the liquid evaporates and forms a mass.
  • After all the liquid in the milk evaporates and forms a mass , add the sugar , cardamom, green color  and stir well continuously.
  • Stir till the sugar is combined well and the mixture comes together in halwa consistency .
  • The ghee in the halwa should leave the sides and the halwa should no more stick to the pan while stirring. Do not over cook though the halwa should be melt in mouth consistency.
  • Garnish with some chopped pistachios . serve them warm.

Sending to cooks joy


  1. Never thought abt this halwa..sounds very interesting n delicious halwa!!

  2. That's quite a new halwa..and I love the colour..such a bright green!

  3. sounds very interesting!

  4. halwa with zucchini is interesting..lovely color and yummy

  5. What??? Zucchini Halwa?? How innovative.
    Looks interesting and lovely shots.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. love the color of halwa...definitely a strong innovation!

  7. Looks very interesting - will have to try it soon :)

  8. Lovely colors manju .Very different ofcourse.Love your creativity and clicks

  9. What a vibrant color. Interesting halwa with zucchini.

  10. Zucchini halwa sounds interesting and delicious.

  11. What a unique recipe ;) love the vibrant colour... you sure are a master chef ;)

  12. Very catchy halwa, love that you have made this halwa with my favourite veggie.

  13. Lovely and very innovative...

  14. lovely green colored halwa!

  15. interesting n vibrant looking halwa :-)

  16. Beautiful and also innovative halwa. Love to try this..

  17. nice recipe never heard of it very interesting.

  18. Wow, what an interesting Halwa Manjula , never heard of it before....

  19. This should taste similar to white pumpkin halwa right! Lovely recipe...

  20. Never heard of this one before.. looks perfect!

  21. Lovely colour..a new dish to me again...looks yumm!!


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