Monday, 8 March 2010

Chocolate Halwa(Chocolate Semolina)!!

What would you do, when you've dream't one night about seeing some thing like this?....and then you ended up with no sleep at all that same night, kids putting their feets in your lap and you can't even move, with those cramped seats killing your backs...don't ask me, I'm not even in the mood to explain.[img]

Due to mother nature our plane couldn't take off for 7 hours from New york airport to Buffalo airport, sitting in there, cursing our luck....we had to get off and waited another 3 hours for coach to come to take us...it was about 13-14 hours journey altogether...somehow we reached to Buffalo next morning to see Niagara Falls at last!!!!!!!
First thing first we did, thanked God and then Driver for getting us safe on our destination....so the dream of seeing niagra falls at night just broke because of lack of time couldn't stay more in Buffalo..:-(( but, we had the unique experiance to witness niagara and the incredible helicopter ride over the falls......

After seeing this beautiful and breath taking place , we went to an Indian restaurant for our lunch...loved all the dishes..;-))and then waiter asked us about the desserts, would you like kheer(rice pudding) or chocolate Halwa? I wasn't sure about the halwa, never heard or tasted..and was getting fed up with kheer..and in just that time, the owner came over and said to me"Bahnji(sister) pahle chakh ke dekho!(at least try one spoon), so we tasted a bit, I still wasn't sure but my family loved it......after lunch we had to get to the airport  to go Washington D.C, guess what our tour manager hired a Limo to take us to the airport!! My daughter was over the moon!!!!..so whenever I make this dish, this holiday experience comes to mind and we do talk about it....



You will need:-
  • 1 cup Semolina fine
  • 1/2 cup coco powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate pieces (any)
  • 1/2 cup ghee(I used sunflower oil)
  • 2 cup milk(any, used skimmed)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Method:-
Heat the milk and leave a side. In a heavy bottom kadai(Pan) heat the ghee and add semolina, roast on a low heat untill roasting aroma comes or turns in to golden colour.(10-12 minutes).  Now add milk ans mix well, add suagr, coco powder and let it cook.  When starts to thicken again add chocolate and let it melt.  Mix everything and become one mass, swithch of the heat. In a greased tray evenly spread the mixture.  Let it cool slightly and cut into diamond or square shape.  Sprinle some icing suger if you wish...  Ready to serve...You don't have to spread, you can have it just in a bowl hot or cold.



Enjoy as much as my family does..I would love to, but I am not too keen on chocolate, so I  use something else..I'll post that recipe soon!!!!!

Sending this dish to my own,on going evevnt Joyful Eating whilst Travelling.....





64 comments:

  1. Beautiful Dessert J! I am glad that you finally had a chance to see that place after all that hassle! The halwa looks heavenly! For me anything with chocolate goes! Bookmarking it for future tryouts and posts. ;-)

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  2. Wow! never made chocolate halwa..I'v to make try it..nicely clicked Dear:-)

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  3. Halwa looks absolutely delish....glad u had a chance to visit that place....

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  4. Very innovative semolina halwa chocolate flavour.
    I must say halwa with a difference.Can you imagine the elders reaction if we served this for satnarayan ni katha!!!

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  5. sounds easy & interesting........

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  6. The choco flavour halwa looks great and cant stop laughing after reading simply.food's comment... :)

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  7. but u did enjoy ur dream place right...thats gud to hear..
    Halwa loosk awesome and yummy

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  8. @Nayna; you are right we should make it small amount for kiddies, and then we shoul see elders, they will come too for this halwa..

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  9. Niagara indeed is a great wonder of nature,glad you could make it despite all the odds.Anything with chocolate is my instant favorite,halwa looks mouthwatering :D

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  10. Wow halwa looks so yumm..new to me..Lovely click..make me drool here..

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  11. Chocolate anything makes me happy :)

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  12. Viewing Niagara from the closest possible point is the best thing that could happen to any body in the world...Ur post has brought my sweet memories..

    Chocolate Halwa sounds very interesting,never had it before,I wonder How it tastes!!
    Superb entry...

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  13. Dear Jagruti
    Wonderful write up...enjoyed thoroughly...
    have a nice week
    ushnishda

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  14. Oh my daughter will lap this up!

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  15. very intersting..the pics of the fall are amazing!

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  16. I too had a similar dream after seeing Niagra from the Canadian side :) halwa with chocolate sounds so unique and interesting...I love chocolate desserts...I am definitely going to try this :)

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  17. love this one...jagruti...choc. halwa sounds gooood!!!

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  18. Wow ,what a delcious halwa.will try it immediately.

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  19. I had several falls in my childhood and even now but never saw the niagra falls :)

    Hope I will be able to see it some day. Chocolate halva looks great.

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  20. Hi Jagruti

    Glad that you have made it to Naigra in spite of all odds.As you rightly put, God and The Bus driver deserves praise.
    Your Chocolate Halwa looks heavenly ... Very yummy post

    Deepa

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  21. Beautiful photos! Very scrumptious halwa!

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  22. wow, gorgeous Niagara pics. Halwa looks so yummy :)

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  23. looks so yum..i wud die for chocolates man...yum...b'ful pics

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  24. Ohh!! am so making this tommorrow for my son. Thanks for sharing this recpe.

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  25. Love this scenic photo and today's halwa is quite interesting, shall try it one day...

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  26. beautiful pics, i too love going to Niagara falls...and chocolate halwa looks awesome...

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  27. WOw!!!!!!!

    Chocolate halwa looks delicious!!

    Like to have some :-)

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  28. woww....i was planning to make something wth semolina..i will surely try this one out..good one..!!! even i m too not so keen into chocolate.. :)

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  29. that would have been an unforgettable experience, sure!!! along with this delightful chocolate halwa too :) looks great!!

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  30. Halwa with chocolate sounds very interesting.Looks nice

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  31. wow jagruti ben halwo joinej khawanu man thayu,really nice

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  32. wow grt and delightful chocolate halwa ......loves the colour..

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  33. What an adventure I must say ...btw hi first time here...loved your blog.chocolate halwa looks delectable jagruti:)

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  34. hey chocolate halwa looks good..never tried..I have tried chocolate fudge, sonpapadi..this is something new..looks great

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  35. halwa with chocolate is yummy combo..

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  36. Its a new recipe to me..Looks delicious and mouthwatering...

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  37. I have been to Niagara Falls 10 years ago now, what a lovely place! Great shots!
    I love your recipe of halwa with semolina and chocolate. It sounds great!
    Cheers,

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  38. Wow, thats wonderful...lovely chocolate halwa..like the presentation, very inviting.

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  39. love the pic n the recipe.
    Would like to try it soon!!
    Drop in sometime to my blog.

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  40. Good that u finally visited the place after all the odds..has come out well, ur halwa

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  41. Jag, I'm drooling over ur semolina now! Owh yummmm! ;)

    Beautiful pics!

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  42. Wow, luvly halwa...i see myself making it as all the ingredients r there in my pantry.

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  43. Aaaaah, but good thing atleast you could reach and see Niagara fall :)

    Aa badhi recipe share kari weight vadhva mandyu, now share ochhu karva mate ni recipes ;) hehe

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  44. Yum! Chocolate halwa sounds superb!

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  45. halwa looks delicious ,,never tried the chocolate halwa...beautiful pix..

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  46. Lovely halwa..my kids would love this :-)

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  47. Halwa looks awesome and delicious..

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  48. Oh i love love love the sweet stori that introduced the very lovely Jags and her sweet famly to this delicacy...i shall definately try this one...have never had anything like this.....loving all posts and so love coming to this blog of my wonderful pal who has a lovely heart....

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  49. Jagurti,

    Chocolate halwa looks really nice

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  50. I'm so glad you survived your crazy trip! The pics are great.

    That halvah looks so delicious...you've spurred a total chocolate craving.

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  51. wow jagruti very tempting halwa...looks delicious...lovely recipe

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  52. lovely chocolate recipe dear!

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  53. oh I'm sure your family enjoys this - it looks great!

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  54. Yummy..never heard of a Chocolate Halwa before:):)I wouldn't mind having it though..anything with Chocolate is always welcome:):)

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  55. Niagara falls, nice! Yummy creamy dessert!

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  56. Wonderful presentation. Absolutely new type of sweet for me. Never tasted chocolate halwa. Looks delicious and mouth watering.

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  57. Hi dear, thank you for visiting my blog and joying it ^_^ This halwa is new for me, I never made it but it looks delicious! Bye, see you soon

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  58. This looks awesome...will try it !!

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  59. this looks super yummy and I am gonna try.

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  60. hey i tried something similar to this... came out delicious. will try to post it in my blog.

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  61. that looks really delish...looks like chocolate cake..

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  62. Hi Jagruti

    Just saw your Halwa recipe. It looks so delicious. What memories of your holiday too.....

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