There are a few every day staples without which our table looks incomplete – a fresh loaf of bread is definitely one of the products in that coveted list. You need this every morning, and sometimes at night too. Bread is so versatile it often leaves us wondering whenever we utilise it enough? You may use it for delicious toasts, cutlets and sandwiches, but did you know that you may use a handful of them to rustle up breads poha, bread upma, bread rasmalai and bread halwa as well?! It would be easiest glad to know that it does not take enough time and effort to make bread halwa at home; you also do not need any spectacular ingredients to make yourself a portion of this particular interesting dessert.
India’s love affair along with halwa is no strange fiction; however, it does make for an interesting tale. Halwa is not originally an Indian treat; our festive-favourite happens to have possibly Arab or Turkish origins, when the legends are to be believed. However, the particular dessert travelled across regions plus became a mainstay in Indian. We have an exquisite variety of halwas – from gajar ka halwa to moong dal halwa, to badaam halwa and to lauki halwa. We have the capability to pretty much turn any vegetable, dry fruit, lentil and nut into a scrumptious halwa. So why leave out the humble bread? Here’s a step–by-step procedure on how you to make bread halwa at home.
Halwas are of many kinds
- 8 bread slices,
- 3/4th cup of powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1 tbsp cashew nuts, chopped
- 1 tbsp almonds, chopped
- 1 tbsp pistachios, chopped
- 1 tsp green cardamom powder
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup of water
1. Toast the breads plus cut them into one inch pieces. Take it out on a plate, cover it and keep it aside.
2. In another non-stick pan, heat ghee, add cashewnuts, almonds, pistachios and raisins and sauteed lightly.
3. Add water and sugar, stir time to time until sugar dissolves.
4. Now, add the breads slices, milk and cardamom powder into this mixture, and let it cook for 10 minutes. Keep mashing the breads slices using a ladle.
5. Transfer into the serving bowl and serve.
Try this ingenious recipe at home. If you wish, you can also include khoya or mawa to your halwa or give it a fruity twist. Let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy plus greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies plus binge-watching TV shows.