Cabbage Halwa

Did you also react the same way as my hubby did…”Eh..what, Cabbage and Halwa????.OH…..No…”…:-)I guess you did but believe me cabbage in this form is yummy too.For the third day of Cabbage Marathon and cooking cabbage as a dessert  fron Mallika Badrinath’s 100 Sweets book, truly makes me a daring cook!!!Here is the very simple  recipe for a delicious halwa
Cabbage(cut into tiny bits)   2 cups
Sugar                                      1 cup
Grated fresh coconut             1/2 cup
Milk                                      1/4 cup
Sugar                                       3/4 cup
Cashew                                  15
Ghee (Clarified butter)                                    3 tbsp

Cardamom powder            1/4 tsp

Cut the cabbage finely. Cook it till it is well cooked. I MICROWAVED it for 5 minutes with 1 tbsp of water.
Soak the cashew in the milk
Grind the cooked cabbage, coconut, cashew with milk till smooth.
Transfer this to a pan and add the sugar to it. Mix well
Cook it in low flame till it reaches the halwa consistency .Sprinkle the cardamom powder, mix well
Add the ghee and mix well
Switch off the fire.
Serve warm or cold
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You are right, cabbage as a dessert ingredient is surely a novel idea. But, the image looks so appetizing that it is hard to believe there is a surprise ingredient in it! Would love to try it sometime.

Veena, yes you are right..can't even dream of cabbage being used in a halwa….I guess the other ingredients must have overpowered the cabbage flavor. Must say you are a daring lady…if I were you I would have never had the guts to try.

Wow Veena, you really did it! I must appreciate your folks as well for daring enough to taste it..:) Had I tried it, I would have been the person to taste as well..:)

I have seen cabbage payasam recipe in Vasantha Moothy's book, so its not a shocker for me. Else I would have been totally surprised at a cabbage dessert!

Looks good!

Hello Helen
Thank you for pointing out. I have updated the post. Ghee is not but clarified butter, And I have used 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder in this.

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