Make it vegan or regular. In slow cooker or gas stove….
Rich, aromatic full of flavor, nothing beats a great halwa. I love Indian desserts and this is one of my favorites. It is made from sweet potatoes, carrots and coconut milk - vegan halwa. The flavors work very well and I love the mild coconut flavor in the halwa. It is a great slow cooker dessert. It’s halwa but formed as a ladoo ( balls) just to control my portion size ;)
I am an over enthusiastic shopper. No! It’s not handbags, foot wear, make up or dresses….( that too but not as much). I go berserk in a grocery store - produce section drives me crazy. For one I do not do weekly menu planning - neither do I have a grocery list that is cast in gold. I have a basic list, but it’s always way beyond what’s on the list. For most of my friends going grocery shopping is a chore and a stressful exercise, for me it’s quite the opposite. I even take cell phone pictures of produce - if you follow me on FB or Instagram you know what am talking about.
A few weeks back I got a huge amount of sweet potatoes ( no kidding!)…the freshness just enticed me. Everything sweet potato was on my mind, pies, curries, soup and even ice cream (am planning that really soon). Thankfully Sweet potatoes has a long shelf life, I forgot about them and discovered them a couple of days back. I had originally planned to make an ice cream or a curry, but..I was not in the mood for ice cream in sub zero, horrible, terrible, no good winter day ( ops! I shall reserve this rant for another post) anyway, long story short…I wanted to have a warm dessert - something traditional. Halwa it was. I used coconut milk instead of milk - loved the flavors.
There are a lot of ways to serve the halwa - make it into tiny bite size balls (ladoo) and coat them with powdered pistachio or desiccated coconut. Or just serve in a bowl topped with pistachio.