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.
I am sending this recipe for Blogging Marathon #94 Week 2 Day 2