Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mom's Bread Halwa Recipe


Do you sometimes wonder what to do with the bread loaf in the fridge which if not eaten will go bad? I had half of white sandwich bread in the fridge and after some thinking I made this recipe of bread halwa which comes from my mom. The recipe is quick and despite being low on fat, scores full marks on flavour making it a preferable recipe for me. I made the halwa for dinner and enjoyed it with family and friends (not to forget the spoon fight for the last bite :) ).

Mom's Bread Halwa
1 cup bread crumbs (Grind a few slices or use your hands)
4-5 tablespoons ghee
1 cardamom pod
1/4 cup sugar
Handful shredded pistachio nuts 
Handful toasted watermelon seeds
2-1/2 cups water
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add bread crumbs
  • On low flame, continue to roast the bread crumbs till the color changes to brown
Keep roasting the bread crumbs on low flame
Bread crumbs have roasted and color has changed to darker brown
  • Peel and grind cardamom pod and add to the roasted bread followed by sugar
Grind cardamom in a pestle
Add sugar to the roasted bread
  • Keep the flame low and add water. Keep stirring continuously in clockwise spoon movement till the halwa starts to thicken and starts leaving the pan
Add water and stir continuously
Keep stirring
Halwa is ready
  • Once done turn-off the flame and add the nuts and serve hot

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