Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha/Tomato Halwa

Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha/Tomato Halwa

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • Tomatoes, medium (less tangy ones) 6-7 nos

  • Mawa or Khoya 1 cups

  • Cardamom Powder 1 tsp

  • Pistachios or any nuts of choice 1/4 cups

  • Sugar 3/4 cups

  • Nova Ghee or butter 3 tbsp

  • Red food colour 2 pinch

  • Full fat milk 1 cups

Directions

  • 01

    First of all blanch the tomatoes in hot boiling water for 15 minutes. Keep the vessel covered with a lid.

  • 02

    After 15 minutes, peel off the skin and mash the tomatoes well after adding them to a cooking pot.

  • 03

    Add milk and sugar now.

  • 04

    Allow it to simmer on medium flame until nicely done.

  • 05

    After about 8 minutes of simmering, add the cardamom powder and nuts.

  • 06

    Keep stirring in between in order to avoid getting burnt at the bottom.

  • 07

    After about 8 to 10 minutes, when it is thick and starts leaving the sides of the pan, stir in mawa.

  • 08

    Mix well and let it cool down a bit before refrigerating.

  • 09

    Serve it chilled with a generous garnishing of nuts.

  • 10

    I did not add any colour to this. It is purely optional.

  • 11

    You can even add about 1/4 th cup of beetroot juice for a richer colour.

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