Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR - It's 2014




A Very Very Happy New Year to you my dear friends!!

I wish all of you a wonderful year ahead with everything you desire. I wish you a Healthy, Happy New Year!!

I really appreciate all your visits and your comments.  Thanks for the constant support. I am looking forward to learning and sharing many things this year.   

We are at the tail end of our holidays, and I am tired (well, almost..:) of eating and socializing.  I would have made this halwa at least 10 times these last 2 weeks, for the sweet tooth in our family.  So here it is: a 5 minute, quick, 5 ingredient instant gratification dessert to keep things simple during the holidays.  


WHEAT-ALMOND BROWN BUTTER HALWA
Serves-4
Time to Make-5-10 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 stick unsalted butter
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar(or accordingly)
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
10-15 almonds sliced 

Method:

1. In a small pan add the butter, let it brown on simmer till it is amber in color.  Wait till it cools and drain the top with a strainer or cheese cloth leaving the dark bits on the bottom.
2. In a non stick shallow pan, add the whole wheat flour and fry the flour on very low simmer and do not let it brown a lot. 
3. After 2 minutes add the brown butter and mix it well with the flour.  Add water to the butter and flour mixture slowly and let the flour soak it all in.  Keep stirring so it doesn't lump up. Mix well till it is cooked, takes about couple of minutes.
4. Add the sugar and mix it well for another minute, add the cardamom powder and almonds and serve warm.  
ENJOY!!

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47 comments:

Kelly said...

Happy New Year, fair lady! I wish you all the best for 2014 my dear blogging friend.

Honey said...

Omg, this looks soooooooo good. My family and I were just talking about halwa last night.. how my mom uses ghee and should we use butter and all. Which one is better, I wonder. I love halwa, especially with almonds and cashews. Happy New Year Asha. I wish you a great year ahead.

Sowmya Dinavahi said...

beautiful styling and delicious recipe... totally drooling at ur pics asha.. gr8 job
happy new year to u and ur family too :)

nandoos Kitchen said...

extremely delicious halwa and wonderful clicks

Angie Schneider said...

Happy New Year to you and your family too! The halwa looks very tempting!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Happy New Year Ash!! I hope that 2014 is a fabulous year for you and your family! :D

Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ said...

I love halva, yours looks extremely good and "elegant" too. Very nicely presented. Happy New year!

Denise Browning@From Brazil To You said...

What a delicious way to start the year, Ash! May your new year be prosperous and filled with joy...xx

Kitchen Riffs said...

Happy New Year! Lovely looking halwa. Glad to have made your acquaintance this year!

Dixya said...

love the pictures and brown butter makes everything taste 100 times better :) happy new year..

Monica said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope 2014 is as sweet as this halwa is!

Gloria Baker said...

Love this Asha!
Happy New Year!

Shibi Thomas said...

Happy New Year Asha!!! The Halwa looks yum and the pics looks cool!!!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year to you too. GREG

Shumaila The Novice Housewife said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Brown butter makes everything better in my opinion and I love halwa. This sounds great and quick! Looking forward to your many more recipes in 2014!

Nazneen Hamilton said...

Happy New Year Asha! I am thankful to have found you and your blog and look forward to many delicious posts and a growing friendship.
Love this halwa, and brown butter makes everything ten times better!

Zainab Mansaray said...

Happy New Year dear!!! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. I feel you on being almost tired of eating and socializing after this holiday season. I'm exhausted I feel I need a vacation to start off the year properly lol!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I love how the ingredients for this halwa are totally accessible, and I especially like that it comes together quickly for last minute cravings :) Happy New Year, friend!

Katerina said...

I wish to you and your family and Very Happy and Full of Love New Year. Your halva looks very tempting and although I have eaten a truck of sweets I would love to dig my spoon into this one as well!

Little CookingTips said...

Happy New Year Ash!
We make a lot of halva here with semolina or flour. Never had one with wholewheat though! Thank you for sharing this!

Shashi Charles said...

Gorgeous presentation - beautiful photos and totally delectable Halva!
Happy New year dear - may your heart be filled with more happiness than it can hold - so glad to have "met" ya, so looking forward to hearing about your family stories and drooling over your dishes in 2014 - sending big hugs your way :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful treat.

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014!

Cheers,

Rosa

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

Happy New Year to you and your family as well Asha. Have a wonderful year ahead and expecting lots more colorful and yummy posts from you :-) Halwa looks so good. Simple yet elegant.

Regards,
Manju

Marcie FlavortheMoments said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Ash! I'm tired of eating too, except I would definitely make room for this lovely dessert ANY time! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen said...

Happy New Year, Ash! I am so glad we connected this past year. Love this Halva recipe. (For me, I need to do dairy and wheat free.) It is soooo good, no wonder you made it so many times! Looking forward to what you'll be cooking up in the new year, my dear. Warmest wishes to you and your family for a fabulous 2014! xo

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen said...

LOL! Please forgive the typo. Meant to type 'Halwa'! ;)

kumars kitchen said...

A VERY VERY HAPPY,HEALTHY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO YOU AND FAMILY.....WILL BE AWAITING MANY MORE DELICIOUS TREATS ON YOUR ADORABLE BLOG,THANKS...HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!! :-)

Joanne said...

Happy new year to you too chica!! And thanks so much for this delicious halwa recipe!!

Amy said...

Happy New Year to you and yours too! What a beautiful recipe to start the new year. :) Wish you all the best in 2014!

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

thats really rally interesting...didnt find the name on top..and just kept me wondering for a while...ah ! what is that !!! :)

wishes for a great year ahead..
latest post on Quick Picks - my 100th post and my first guest post
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saffronstreaks said...

Happy New year Asha. Beautiful styling and totally delicious halwa.
Though I have never cooked wheat flour halwa before and yours looking so tempting. Brown butter is gong to be on my list soon. Have a wonderful year ahead.

Sukanya

Helene Dsouza said...

mhmmm brown butter halwa, puts a smile on my face Asha. I wish you a prosperous new year too, glad we met in 2013 =)

Mike @TheIronYou said...

Happy New Year Ash!
I'm so excited to have a full year ahead of me full of your wonderful and exotic recipes, such a this Halwa!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

Happy New Year wishes to you and your family!

Daniela Grimburg said...

This looks so yummy!
Love the easy, fuss-free preparation too.
Happy New Year to you and your family, Asha!

Asmita said...

Hi Asha,
Happy New year! The halwa looks incredible and I love the tray. It's gorgeous. Where did you get it?

Helen @ Scrummy Lane said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs! Halva isn't usually such a pretty dessert (we have it in Greece, too!), but you've made it look lovely!

Rekha Vengalil said...

Happy new year Ash and have blessed one :-) Halwa looks yummy.
Loved the styling and the photography.

kankana said...

Happy New year and what better way to start than wit some sweet treat. I am loving the healthy note you added in this halwa.

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

What a simple and yummy dessert. I am sure your family appreciated all of the times you made it :-) The pictures are stunning. Happy new year!

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Halwa is one of my fav but.... just a bit and once a while only. That said, its always preferred compared to Western cakes and desserts.

Lovely flavors and I will try your version. Happy New Year to you too and everyone at home.

Shruti@Part Time Chef said...

Happy new year to you and your family Ash!the halwa looks delicious. Hope you get the much deserved rest.

Liz Berg said...

Happy New Year, my friend!!! 5 minutes? 5 ingredients? Love this halwa!

sprinklesandsauce said...

Love this halwa!

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious halwa, love to try it, Happy new year to you and family.

Cathleen said...

Happy New Year!!!
This dessert is completely new to me, but I would love to try it out!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Happy New Year Ash!! I am new to Halwa, but it sounds very easy to prepare and it must be very delicious!!

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