Vellore Fruit Halwa:
Vellore Fruit Halwa. Fruit Halwa.Vellore Jothi Sweet Stall Style Fruit halwa.
Vellore Jothi Sweet Stall Style – ‘Fruit Halwa’ really tastes better! Maybe generous amount of ghee and freshly prepared kowa, makes it unique and outstanding! Well…its one of my favourite Sweet dish from the town!
Since it is called ‘Fruit Hlawa’ don’t confuse yourself with any kind of fruit! They use just ‘pumpkin’! Well…it took me years to figure this! Nothing tough about the recipe….but using fresh ghee and kowa makes it really wonderful!!!
White Pumpkin/Winter melon – pulp grated 2 cups
Dry Coconut – grated 1 cup
Fresh Kowa(sugarless) 1 cup
Tooty-frooty 1/4 cup(multi colored)
Organic yellow food color/saffron
Pineapple essence few drops (optional)
Cashew nuts halved 1/4 cup
Golden raisin 1/4 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Ghee 1 whole cup.
Prepare a pearly consistency sugar syrup. Stir-in grated pumpkin and grated coconut.
Cook over medium heat…with constant stirring. Add food color, essence, tooty-frooty, cashew and raisins to it. Continue cooking. Maybe till halwa consistency is achieved.
Add kowa and ghee now. Let them blend to it. Remove from heat.
Serve chilled as a dessert.