Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe | Fried Bengal Gram Halwa – No Sugar

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Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe | Fried Bengal Gram Halwa – No Sugar with detailed photo and video recipe. An easy and simple mouth-melting dessert recipe made with fried Bengal gram, coconut & jaggery. It is a classical South Indian dessert that is made for various occasions including festivals and day-to-day lunch and dinner. This is typically made during the monsoon and winter season, but not limited to it.
Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe


Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe | Fried Bengal Gram Halwa – No Sugar with step-by-step photo and video recipe. Halwa recipes are common dessert recipes across India. However, the taste and texture of the halwa varies depending upon the region it is made and the ingredients used. One such easy and simple South Indian variant is Pottukadalai halwa known for its rich and mouth-watering texture.

As I explained earlier, the halwa recipe is a common and easy dessert made across India. I have posted so many different halwa recipes in my blog covering all the regions and ingredients. Having said that, using fried Bengal gram to make halwa is quite unusual. Yet the ingredient is hugely embraced and used to make classical desserts across South Indian cuisine. I prefer the savory recipes made from fried Bengal gram. But that is just my preference and many others develop an instant taste to the dessert made with fried Bengal gram. Do try this and I am certain you and your friend would certainly love it.

Fried Bengal Gram Halwa - No Sugar

Furthermore, some more related and additional tips, suggestions, and variants to the Pottukadalai halwa recipe. Firstly, the recipe is ideal when served warm with melted ghee. Once it is rested, the ghee will solidify and may not have the same melting experience. It is better to microwave before serving it. Secondly, adding jaggery helps to get the necessary color and texture to the halwa. However, it is not mandatory and can be replaced with sugar for easier access. Lastly, I have added color with jaggery to make it more attractive and presentable. However, it is not mandatory and can be skipped if you do not prefer.

Finally, I request you to check my other related Dessert Recipes Collection with this post on the Pottukadalai halwa recipe. It includes my other related recipes like Mango Ice Cream Recipe – Homemade Just 5 Ingredients, Mango Sago Recipe, Coconut Jelly Recipe, Basundi Recipe, Undralla Payasam Recipe, Sitafal Rabdi Recipe, Mango Kheer Recipe, Pazha Payasam Recipe, Coconut Ice Cream Recipe, Protein Bites Recipe. Further to these, I would also like to add some more related recipe categories like,

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Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe

Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe | Fried Bengal Gram Halwa - No Sugar

HEBBARS KITCHEN
Easy Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe | Fried Bengal Gram Halwa - No Sugar
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course sweet
Cuisine south indian
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pottukadalai / putani / roasted gram dal
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • cup jaggery
  • 2 cup water
  • pinch saffron food colour
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp cashew

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, in a mixer jar take 1 cup pottukadalai and grind to a fine powder.
  • In a pan heat 2 tbsp ghee and roast pottukadalai powder.
  • Roast for 3 to 4 minutes or until the roasted gram dal powder turns aromatic. Keep aside.
  • In a saucepan take 1½ cup jaggery and 2 cup water.
  • Stir and melt all the jaggery. Boil the jaggery water for 1 minute.
  • Pour the jaggery water into the mixture and mix well.
  • Stir continuously until the mixture is well combined.
  • Also, add pinch saffron food colour and ½ tsp cardamom powder.
  • Continue to stir until the mixture thickens and turns into a silky consistency.
  • Further, add ½ tsp cardamom powder and 2 tbsp ghee.
  • Mix well until the mixture separates the pan.
  • Now add 2 tbsp cashew and mix well. The halwa thickens once cooled.
  • Finally, enjoy Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe tastes great for 3 days when refrigerated.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 0.5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 38gVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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How to make Pottukadalai Halwa with Step-by-step photos

  1. Firstly, in a mixer jar take 1 cup pottukadalai and grind to a fine powder.
  2. In a pan heat 2 tbsp ghee and roast pottukadalai powder.
  3. Roast for 3 to 4 minutes or until the roasted gram dal powder turns aromatic. Keep aside.
  4. In a saucepan take 1½ cup jaggery and 2 cup water.
  5. Stir and melt all the jaggery. Boil the jaggery water for 1 minute.
  6. Pour the jaggery water into the mixture and mix well.
  7. Stir continuously until the mixture is well combined.
  8. Also, add pinch saffron food colour and ½ tsp cardamom powder.
  9. Continue to stir until the mixture thickens and turns into a silky consistency.
  10. Further, add ½ tsp cardamom powder and 2 tbsp ghee.
  11. Mix well until the mixture separates the pan.
  12. Now add 2 tbsp cashew and mix well. The halwa thickens once cooled.
  13. Finally, enjoy Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe tastes great for 3 days when refrigerated.
    Fried Bengal Gram Halwa - No Sugar

Notes:

  • Firstly, make sure to finely powder the roasted gram dal to get a silky smooth halwa.
  • Also, adding food colour is optional. You get the colour of halwa depending on the colour of jaggery.
  • Additionally, the same halwa recipe can also be prepared with sugar in place of jaggery.
  • Finally, Pottukadalai Halwa Recipe tastes great when prepared with fresh ghee.