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Halwa Sandwich – too good to be true

Details

Servings

9 pieces

Prep time

15 minutes

Cooking time

40 minutes

Freezing time

2 hours


Halwa sandwich made with carrots and beetroot is a perfect dessert recipe for the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa (Maharashtrian new year). As per tradition, I like making some kind of sweet. Traditionally in Maharashtra we make puran poli, but I wanted a little more variety this year. So here we are with my new creation – Halwa sandwich.

Halwa sandwich is another one of my layered desserts that includes Biscuit Pudding and Euphoria. The idea of this dessert was playing in my head for past few weeks. But when at the very first attempt it was loved by everyone I served, I knew I hit a jackpot.

About Halwa Sandwich

This dessert is mix of traditional recipe along with a new one. Gajar halwa is the traditional component of this dessert while beetroot halwa along with layer of flavored creamy and nutty mix is the modern twist.

Halwa is a classic Indian dessert. It has many variations. Halwa can be made from carrots, bottle gourd (lauki / dudhi), beetroot, semolina, etc. For this recipe I have used carrots and beetroot. But you can try your favorite combination for the sandwich.

For this recipe, I have added a layer of evaporated milk and cashews with rose flavor added to it. This combination of different halwas and the milky nut mix in between is divine. You do need to set this dessert before consuming it. You can set it in a tray or in individual moulds as per your preference. When setting in a tray, you can make 9 pieces of 1×1 inch.

So try out this halwa sandwich dessert and let me know if this was your tummy to heart moment …



halwa sandwich ingredients

Ingredients

  • For Gajar (Carrot) Halwa
  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 100g sugar

  • 200g grated carrot

  • For Beetroot Halwa
  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 100g sugar

  • 200g grated beetroot

  • For milky and nutty sandwich layer
  • 100g Cashews

  • 200g evaporated milk / Khoya / Khawa

  • 1/2 tsp rose essence

  • 100g sugar

  • Garnishing
  • 10 almonds, sliced

  • 12 pistachios, sliced

Directions

  • Making of Gajar Halwa
  • In a pan add milk and grated carrot. And cook it.boil milk for beetroot halwa
  • Cook till carrots are nicely cooked and milk starts to thicken.add carrots for halwa
  • Then add sugar and mix it well.add sugar
  • Cook till the milk is evaporated leaving behind thickened milky carrot mix.
  • Turn off the heat and keep it aside to cool down.
  • Your carrot halwa is ready.carrot halwa ready
  • Making of beetroot halwa
  • In a pan add milk and grated beetroot. And cook it.
  • Cook till beetroot is nicely cooked and milk starts to thicken.boil beetroot
  • Then add sugar and mix it well.add sugar to beetroot halwa
  • Cook till the milk is evaporated leaving behind thickened milky beetroot mix.
  • Turn off the heat and keep it aside to cool down.
  • Your beetroot halwa is ready.beetroot halwa is ready
  • Making of the sandwich layer
  • In a mixer grinder powder cashews.grind cashews
  • Then add evaporated milk, rose essence and sugar. Grind everything together.
  • The end result is soft thick milk and nutty mix with beautiful flavor of rose.
  • Assembling the dessert
  • In a mould place beetroot halwa and spread it evenly.
  • Then on top of beetroot halwa add cashew and evaporated mix. Spread it evenly.
  • Next make a layer of gajar halwa and spread it evenly as well.
  • Lastly sprinkle sliced almonds and pistachios on top.
  • Keep in the refrigerator and freeze for 2 hours.
  • 2 hours later remove dessert from the mould.
  • Your halwa sandwich is ready to be served.


Halwa Sandwich – too good to be true

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Recipe by Amruta Course: DessertCuisine: Indian
Servings

9

pieces
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Freezing time

2

minutes

Halwa sandwich made with carrots and beetroot is a perfect dessert recipe for the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa (Maharashtrian new year). As per tradition, I like making some kind of sweet. Traditionally in Maharashtra we make puran poli, but I wanted a little more variety this year. So here we are with my new creation – Halwa sandwich.

Ingredients

  • For Gajar (Carrot) Halwa
  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 100 g sugar

  • 200 g grated carrot

  • For Beetroot Halwa
  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 100 g sugar

  • 200 g grated beetroot

  • For milky and nutty sandwich layer
  • 100 g Cashews

  • 200 g evaporated milk / Khoya / Khawa

  • 1/2 tsp rose essence

  • 100 g sugar

  • Garnishing
  • 10 almonds, sliced

  • 12 pistachios, sliced

Directions

  • For making Gajar Halwa
  • In a pan add milk and grated carrot. And cook it.
  • Cook till carrots are nicely cooked and milk starts to thicken.
  • Then add sugar and mix it well.
  • Cook till the milk is evaporated leaving behind thickened milky carrot mix.
  • Turn off the heat and keep it aside to cool down.
  • Your carrot halwa is ready.
  • Making of beetroot halwa
  • In a pan add milk and grated beetroot. And cook it.
  • Cook till beetroot is nicely cooked and milk starts to thicken.
  • Then add sugar and mix it well.
  • Cook till the milk is evaporated leaving behind thickened milky beetroot mix.
  • Turn off the heat and keep it aside to cool down.
  • Your beetroot halwa is ready.
  • Making of the sandwich layer
  • In a mixer grinder powder cashews.
  • Then add evaporated milk, rose essence and sugar. Grind everything together.
  • The end result is soft thick milk and nutty mix with beautiful flavor of rose.
  • Assembling the dessert
  • In a mould or a tray place beetroot halwa and spread it evenly.
  • Then on top of beetroot halwa add cashew and evaporated mix. Spread it evenly.
  • Next make a layer of gajar halwa and spread it evenly as well.
  • Lastly sprinkle sliced almonds and pistachios on top.
  • Keep in the refrigerator and freeze for 2 hours.
  • 2 hours later remove dessert from the mould.
  • Your halwa sandwich is ready to be served.

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