Kozhikodan Pista Halwa / Green Halwa


Kozhikodan Pista Halwa / Green Halwa


This is a very simplified version of the famous halwa. It has the same taste as the store bought halwa but is softer and the recipe is very simple too.


Ingredients
  • 1.5 Cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil (Substitute with vegetable oil)
  • few drops of green food color
  • 1/4 cup Pista, lightly crushed
  • 2-3 cardamom,crushed

Preparation
Mix all purpose flour with water to make a thin batter(Looks like milk,little bit thicker though). Add  food color. Heat this mixture in a thick bottomed vessel with continued stirring. Add  sugar, when the 

mixture thickens. Continue stirring. When the mixture thickens again, add the cardamom powder, pista and start adding the oil, 1 tbsp at a time,continue stirring until halwa separate from the vessel, add more oil if required. Transfer to a greased pan and cut into pieces after cooling down.
Thanks to my Hubby for making this yummy sweet.....










90 Comments:

Dolly said...

OMG Vrinda..Pista Halwa Looks so gorgeous and delighful..I normally would see this yummy halwa around Diwali time in India. Good job Mahesh...Awesome Clicks. Now that I have the recipe I'm surely going to try this soon.

Faiza Ali said...

MY MY MY !!! You are making me drool now :p I remember my dad bringing this halwa whenever he visited Kerala.....lovely colour dear.

ARUNA said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww soooooo yummmyyyyyyyyyy! I'm drooling like crazy!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh looks yummy great color

shahana said...

enthai devammai!!!!adipoli!!!super!!!kidilam!!!!enna parayendainnu enikku ariyilla.

Saraswathy said...

Yummy yummy ..that's all I can say:(

Asha said...

Oh, I remember this halwa from the bakeries, all gooey and sweet. Lovely color, good that recreated it. I had almost forgotten this sweet! :)

Devi Meyyappan said...

OMG!!.. yummy!!.., I have no words to explain ;).. beautifully pictured and perfect!!!.. tooo goood!!:)

Angie's Recipes said...

You are AMAZING! This looks super!

Swathi said...

Vrinda,

Adipoli halwa. Maheshnu kodu kai. Orikal najan kothi kondu indian storelu innu oru halwa vangi, ethnthu paryan. Evidnu njan erinjal athu nattil vare ethum, rubber matheri. Ithu kandittu kothiyakunnu. Try cheithu nokkam e recipe.

Priya said...

Such a droolworthy halwa, adding coconut oil would have give more tastiness to this halwa na..tempting halwa..

kitchen queen said...

the green halwa looks lovely and yummy.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Very eye-catching. Halwa is a delight.

Springbird said...

hmmmmm, it reminds me of Bombay Halwa.Yummy.

Rohini said...

WOW.. I can never make halwa, it is not just easy for me.. But yours look fabulous!

The Cooking Photographer said...

This is something I've never tried. How cool your husband even made it Vrinda!

Now I wonder what my husband can make other than burnt grilled cheese lol.

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh wow!!!! vrindakutta..njan angu varuva...adipoli....vayyil kappal odikkam..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Pista halwa looks amazing..bookmarking this..how cool your husband can made such beautiful "halwa" too...

ARUNA said...

hey Vrinda, i tried ur dish just now with minor changes.....used red color instead of green and instead of coconut oil i used a mixture of ghee and vegetable oil.......it looks awesome, will mail u the picture. Didn't cut into pieces still!

Rachana Kothari said...

This looks really good dear:) very eyecatching:)

simply.food said...

This looks amazing my mum used to make it with corn flour.You have a very talented hubby.The colour is awesome.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

wow!!!! what an excellent sweet.yummy

Cham said...

OMG what a pretty color! Glorious sweet!

meeso said...

That color is awesome!

Ramya said...

drooooling!!!!!!!yummy!!!

Siddhi S said...

hi Vrinda...this is my first visit to ur blog...u hv a lovely blog with awesome recipes...this pista halwa luks soooooo tempting, loved its colour...very nice recipe...thnx for sahring...Hey i am following u so that i can track all ur future recipes and visit them n comment.

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Padma said...

Loved the green color and looks awesome Vrinda.

Raje said...

looks awesome! Yumm!

Vrinda said...

Gr8 job Aruna...It comes in diff colors.Black,yellow,red & green r the popular ones,Enjoy.....

AdukalaVishesham said...

SuperdelIcious..We didn't know it would be this easy to make the halwa.. Thanks for the recipe..This is something we dont miss out when we are in Kerala.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Superb da! look at that wonderful color and texture, i'm spellbound. Can i take a bite;)

Gita said...

I have tasted this halwa once...it was so good with the coconut oil flavor...nice tempting clicks Vrinda :)

Cicily Antony said...

OMG...Literally drooling...want to make it now...ooooooooooh...can't take my eyes off...

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! lovely color..looks so delicious..

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Roopika Prabhu (Shreya) said...

you are welcome.Your recipes looks very tempting.

SE said...

this is truly what halva is to me..absolutely gorgeous !! yum

Maya said...

Vrinda:

I am a huge fan of halva but never really knew where to start. Thanks you I may gave this a try!!

Gulmohar said...

Oh my !!adipoli :-) Soooo tempting ...All the effort worth it...!!

sowmya.s said...

beautiful and delicious..

Mangala Bhat said...

wowow! unique and awesome,,! Drooling !!

Rekha shoban said...

halwa looks perfect and nice green colour!

Nandini said...

Wow! Gorgeous halwa! Drooling here. Oh, This is my fav:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow just can't take my eyes off !!! Believe me Vrinda I'm drolling ......Superb click....This halwa is looking out of this world. I think green colour has added that final edge.
This is my first visit here and must say I'm impressed . Lovely space dear. I'm following you so that i can keep a tract of what other preparations you r upto.
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Sushma Mallya said...

looks fantastic, just loved the colour of this halwa...really beautiful

Nithya said...

Wow.. looks fantastic.. I have tasted this but never thought of making it at home.. sure to try it out now.. :) BTW attractive clicks.

Homecooked said...

Wow Vrinda! I feel like reaching into the screen and stealing a few bites :) The colour is so rich and beautiful!

jeyashrisuresh said...

hey lovely looking halwas.And ur hubby made for u!!.Wow.double treatfor u.nice click

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Halwa looks so yummy and the best this is made by your loved one...love the colour...

Prathibha said...

oh my good..They look like store bought one's...We just love them

Shabs.. said...

My goodness......Iam definitely making these...Bookmarking this one....U r definitely doing a fantastic job here vrinda...pinney, do u have the recipe of black halwa(not ethakka halwa), the one we get from kozhikkod as well....u left me drooling!!!

Happy Cook said...

I love halwa and when ever i am back home i buy then and eat a lot. May I borrow your hubby for a day so he makes this for us.
Looks so perfect.
I am bookmarking this, but i am not sure i will make them as they say halwa is a bit difficult to make.

shanthi said...

Mouthwatering and delicious

Soma Pradhan said...

u r simply best in making sweets and deserts

Swapna Sree said...

wooow!!!!!!awesome halwa,,beautiful click...

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks grand, look at that lovely colour, your husband has done a wonderful job!!!

Latha said...

Wow!!!!lovely color...halwa looks so tempting...ingane kothipikkalle vrinda :).

Reshmi said...

i have tasted only once kozhikoden halwa n from that instance i became fan of thse halwas...this pista color tempting my tongue with mouth watering...thanks to u vrindaa...nice pic..

vineetha said...

oh dear...This looks super..When passing through calicut railway station the halwa walas vilichu kokum kozhikodan halwa halwa halwa...This halwa reminds me of those halwa's ..very colourful ones..

Swapna Sree said...

nice click,,plz collect the award from my blog...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Halwa has come out really well, kerala style halwa mmm, I remember the lovely colors exhibited outside the kerala shops... Looks very tempting and the color is also perfect!!!

Katy ~ said...

Totally irresistible and awesome looking. I would love this! I love the color!

Shri said...

Just mouthwatering and totally out of this world!!So is this how you make the red halwa too (with red food coloring ofcourse??)

Anupama said...

It looks like this cake has been made to perfection. I like the texture a lot :-)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

bookmarked to try :) looks very very very yummy :)

shabana said...

this is toooo good
i love halwa
yesterday i had red & black halwa
i never made halwa
will try it today

shabana said...

i just made it
i didnt have green colour so put lemon yellow colour powder
i havnt cut it. hope it will be tasty

Valarmathi said...

Lovely color, looks absolutely yummy...

Chef Jeena said...

What a beautiful colour, fantastic recipe to use pistacio nuts in, lovely.

5 Star Foodie said...

The color is stunning and the halwa sounds absolutely delicious!

Nostalgia said...

Now that is out of the world.. looks great and I know its good... you make me want to have some of it.

dhanya said...

Wow..looks super delicious.Have bookmarked the recipe.Will try this soon:).

Jagruti said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh i'm drooling here...looks superly colourful..:))

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appu said...

looks lovely ... must be tasting gr8 ... love the texture .. u r an amazing coook ...

Mayuri said...

wow!!!! halwa with no ghee sounds interesting.
just like the badami halwa from sweet marts.

Fathima said...

Looks like this is straight from Kozhikode... love the clicks, the looks and the perfect texture of the halwa...

PranisKitchen said...

was looking for this halwa recipe..Finally i found it..Have to try sure will let u know the result

Yummy Team said...

Ahaa!! Kandittu kothiyakkunnu...

sangeeta said...

the picture of this sweet is really really tempting....this is a new sweet for me but it looks like a karachi halwa of north of India which is made using different ingredients..

Shaniba Mohamed Rasheed said...

super.i like very much

Paathu said...

I just tried this recipe.Didnt have pista and green color so replaced it with cashewnut and mango essence. Ilakki Ilakki kai kuzhanju. But it was worth the effort.It tastes awesome.I never thot i'd ever make halwa in my life.Thanks to u :)

Vrinda said...

Thanx for trying Paathu...

Shreya said...

Amazing you made it at home!:D

divya said...

Wowww wat a fantastic, prefect and drool worthy halwa..

egglesscooking said...

How are you Vrinda? How is Akku? It's been a long time since I visited your blog. You have got a wonderful collection. This halwa looks gorgeous and is also very simple to make. I wish I had seen it during Diwali. I'm definitely trying it.

Are you still in the old place or have moved? Take care.

AnChi said...

I just made it. Instead of food color I put orange flavor, but my halwa is not transparant like yours, why?
Thank you.

AnChi said...

Something wrong with proportions of water and flour. Are you sure that halwa, posted in this page was cooked using this recipe?

Mahesh said...

@Anchi, you are probably cooking it too fast. Next time try at a lower temperature. You may leave the flour water mixture for few minutes and then discard the settled part on the bottom.

Sherly Aji said...

NO words to describe !!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

http://kitchen.buddygo.net/pista-halwa-recipe/ check this out-copycat

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