Tomato Halwa/ Sweet & Tangy Tomato Halwa

Tomato Halwa/ Sweet & Tangy Tomato Halwa

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Few days back, I was reading an article in ‘The Hindu’ newspaper about the colours of Indian food festival where various colourful dishes across India have been taken to represent colour associated with our Indian food. While going through the huge list of dishes, what caught my attention at the maximum was….. Tomato halwa.

I got intrigued at the name of this halwa. How will tomato taste in halwa.I was thinking that it must be made by adding tomato puree in place of water in normal rava halwa. When I started looking for the recipes, then realised how wrong I was. The tomato halwa is made just from tomatoes and no flour is added to the halwa.

Though skeptical, I decided to make this halwa. But to be on safer side, I decided to make a very small batch and there I did the mistake ☹️, the halwa was so good that we were literally snatching it from one another. No one could make it that it had tomatoes in it. They kept on guessing and when it was the time to lick the plate, only then I told them that it was tomato halwa

Now you don’t repeat my mistake and make a larger batch of halwa 🙂 

For making this halwa I first blanched the tomatoes, then peeled, deseeded and chopped the tomatoes since I wanted a bit chunkier halwa. From three tomatoes, I got about ½ cup of tomato pulp and added half the amount of sugar. You may even puree the tomatoes to get smooth textured halwa.

tomato halwa

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Tomato Halwa/ Sweet & Tangy Tomato Halwa
tomato halwa
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 10 min
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 10 min
Servings
Ingredients
tomato halwa
Instructions
  1. Blanch tomatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes. Peel the skin, remove seeds and cut or mash the pulps to get juice and small chunks.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a non stick pan. Add chopped dry fruits and fry for couple of minutes. Remove from ghee and keep aside.
  3. Add rest of ghee in the pan. Add tomato pulp and juice. Keep stirring till tomato pulp gets cooked and thickened.
  4. Add sugar and cardamom powder. Keep stirring halwa to avoid sticking to the pan.
  5. Add fried nuts and once it starts leaving the sides of pan, remove from heat.
  6. Serve hot!
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10 thoughts on “Tomato Halwa/ Sweet & Tangy Tomato Halwa

  1. Wow, even I would have never imagined halwa with tomatoes. I am salivating reading you describe the taste. It must have tasted amazing with both sweet and tangy tastes.

  2. OMG! My mom attended a cooking class for jams and jellies about 30 years back and that was when I tasted tomato jam. Though the consistency is different, it reminded me of it. Wonderful recipe Ritu.

  3. That is such an interesting halwa with tomato. Never thought a sweet dish can be made using tomato – but like my son said tomatoes are technically fruit, so halwa makes lot of sense. Love the beautiful color too.

  4. wow, really tomato halwa? even I am shocked to read the name first and thought “what Ritu is making”. But as you are claiming that it wass tasty then I am gonna try it soon. lookwise no one can say that it is made with tomato. fabulous recipe.

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