Sunday, December 9, 2007

Weekend Dessert - tomato coconut halwa

This weekend is a little special - The semester has come to an end, so its a time to celebrate. So I made this easy halwa treat. The tomatoes add tangy flavor to the halwa. Have some tomatoes around in the kitchen? Try this recipe.

Ingredients (Serves 4)
Butter - 2tbsp ( I used "smart balance" butter instead)
Tomatoes - 3 (Boil and puree. Drain out all the seeds and skin)
Coconut - 1/2 cup (shredded)
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder (elaichi) - 1/4 tsp

In a non-stick pan heat butter and add tomato juice, coconut, elaichi powder and sugar and allow the mixture to boil. Keep stirring every few minutes. After about 20 minutes - the mixture will thicken and get to the halwa consistency. Garnish with toasted cashew nuts. The water in which the tomatoes are boiled can be used to make soups etc.

Tomatoes are antioxidant power houses. This recipe would be appropriate for Cates' Antioxidants rich food event.

Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend everyone!


Snarkmeister said...

What an interesting combination of flavors! I never would have thought of putting coconut with tomatoes, but it sounds intriguing. I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks for posting it!

Sujatha said...

I tried this 2days ago on my b'day...and that was awesome!!