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'Tomato Halwa' Makes You Sweeter

Botanically known as a fruit the tomato and can be eaten in all different ways, raw as well as cooked and in which ever way you eat it , it is delicious and tasty and nothing can change that.

 

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which is great benefit to your health and surprisingly this so called ' Fruit ' can be useful in many ways like that of weight loss, it can help to prevent the risk of certain kinds of breast, neck and head cancers too.

The taste of tomatoes vary, sweet most of the time , but in some cases the tomatoes are sour and tangy too.

Tomatoes can make a wonderful sweet dish, let me take you to a land of sweetness “Tomato Halwa"

You will need:-

400gms Tomatoes

75gms Ghee or Butter

75 gms Corn flour

300gms sugar

25gms roasted almonds

25gms roasted cashews

5gms cardamon powder

Directions:-

  1. First you have to cut the tomatoes into fine pieces and then blend them into a puree. Strain the puree using a fine cloth and separate the pulp.
  2. Add one glass of water and corn flour to the tomato puree. Mix well and set it aside.
  3. Mix the sugar along with one cup of water and bring it to a boil for a few minutes.
  4. While it is boiling add in the tomato mixture to the sugar syrup and mix it well until the mixture thickens.
  5. Add in the ghee or butter and stir it for a few minutes until mixed well.
  6. Now add in the roasted almonds, the roasted cashews and the cardamon powder and mix it well.
  7. Now pour this mixture onto a greased plate and set aside until it gets nice and cool. Don't place it in the refrigerator, let it be in room temperature itself.
  8. After it has cooled down , cut in into diamond shaped pieces

Your 'Tomato Halwa' is now ready to eat. Enjoy this great sweet dish on a nice sunny afternoon.

Story first published: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 11:25 [IST]
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