Apple halwa is an easy Indian dessert recipe; need just 5 ingredients to make this yummy sweet treat. This halwa is perfect for any festivals or celebrations since it is very easy to make.
Now the apples are in season and we went for apple picking last weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed it and picked so many varieties of apples. I used most of the apples for snacking and added some into my morning smoothies. I already decided to make apple halwa so I saved some red apples to make this halwa which will be perfect for any occasions.
This apple halwa looks exactly like “Thirunelveli halwa” in color and texture but the taste is definitely different. It has sweet and sour taste coming from the apple which makes this halwa so unique from other varieties.
I have used red apples in this recipe since they are crisp and sweet, which is perfect for making halwa. Some prefer to grate the apples to make this halwa but I prefer to puree it, so that we get the soft and smooth texture like other halwas.
If you haven’t tried the apple halwa yet then I would suggest you to try some and I am sure you will get addicted to its taste. You can’t stop yourself with just one spoon.
Apple halwa needs 3 main ingredients: apple, sugar and ghee. If everything is in hand then you can make this delicious halwa in no time.
If you tried this recipe let me know how it turned. Take a picture and tag me @veg2nonveg_kitchen on Instagram with the hashtag #veg2nonvegkitchen. I would love to see your creation 🙂
Let’s see how to make apple halwa
First wash the apples thoroughly and remove the skin using the peeler.
Chop the apple to pieces and remove the core part and add it to the blender.
Grind the apples to puree them. Don’t add any water while grinding them. The moisture present in the apple itself helps to get pureed. (If you prefer to grate the apple and use it you can skip this step).
The pureed apple tends to change its color to brown due to oxidation which is perfectly normal.
Now heat a pan preferably nonstick and add 2 tablespoons of ghee to it. Then add the apple puree to it and mix it well.
Cook the apple puree for 10 minutes so that the moisture presented evaporates. During this time splashing of puree happens, you can close the pan with lid and cook it on medium flame.
Later add the sugar and mix it. I have used brown cane sugar but you can use any type sugar to make this halwa. After the addition of sugar the halwa liquidify due to the melting of sugar.
Cook it for another 10 minutes and add the remaining ghee. In this stage you can add the rose essence or cardamom powder to enhance the halwa flavor and a pinch of salt.
Once everything comes together add the chopped nuts and give a mix. I have used chopped almonds and pistachios.
Serve the apple halwa hot and enjoy.
- 4 medium sized apples (2 ¼ cups of puree I got)
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- ¼ cup of ghee
- ¼ teaspoon rose essence
- 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts
- A pinch of salt
Wash and peel the skin of the apples.
Chop the apples and remove the core.
Add the chopped apple pieces into the blender and grind it to the smooth puree.
Heat a heavy bottom pan and add 2 tablespoons of ghee to it.
Once the ghee is melted add the apple puree to the pan and cook it for 10 minutes so that the moisture present in the apple puree evaporates.
Then add the sugar and mix it well. Once the sugar melts the halwa becomes liquidy again.
Cook for another 10 minutes till the halwa becomes little thick.
Add the few drops of rose essence, salt and add the remaining ghee and mix it well.
Once the halwa turns thick enough add the chopped nuts and switch the flame.
Serve the apple halwa hot and enjoy.
- You can use cardamom powder instead of rose essence for flavoring.
- The sugar measurement varies depending upon the sweetness of the apple used.
- I have used brown sugar but you can use jaggery or any refined sugar as well.
- If you want you can add red food color to the halwa.
- I have added chopped almonds and pistachios. But you can roast some cashews and add it to the halwa also which tastes equally great.