Green peas, synonymous with winter in India, reach their peak in freshness and flavor during this time. Their plump, vibrant pods burst with sweetness, making them an ideal ingredient for both savory and sweet dishes. Green peas is a versatile legume that takes center stage in various culinary creations. While green peas are often celebrated in savory delicacies, their sweet side shines in the form of Green Peas Halwa. This is a fusion of tradition and innovation that transforms this seasonal gem into a luscious and aromatic dessert.
Green Peas Halwa takes a departure from the conventional halwa recipes. Instead, it embraces the velvety texture and natural sweetness of green peas, elevating the dessert to a whole new level. What makes it even more convenient is that this delightful halwa can be prepared using either fresh or frozen green peas, ensuring that its goodness can be savored throughout the year. Whether you choose fresh or frozen green peas, the end result is a dessert that captivates the senses and brings joy to the table.
The Green Peas Halwa is not just a feast for the taste buds; it also boasts a vibrant visual appeal. The striking green hue, reminiscent of the lush winter fields, invites you to indulge in a dessert that is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the palate.
Green Peas HalwaCourse: DessertCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
A delicious halwa made using green peas!
Green Peas – 1.5 cups, blanched or frozen
Mawa – ¾ cup
Ghee – 2-3 tbsp
Sugar – ½ cup + 2 tbsp
Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp
Salt – a tiny pinch
Chopped dry fruits
- Add green peas to boiling water and cook it till soft.
- Drain and grind to a coarse paste and keep it aside.
- Dry roast mawa in a pan till it changes color. Keep it aside.
- Add ghee to the same pan and add the green peas paste and cook till it is fragrant. Add sugar and cook till it becomes shiny.
- Add the mawa at this stage and mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Add cardamom powder and salt and some of the dry fruits and mix well. Turn off the heat.
- Garnish with remaining dry fruits and serve.