Vilampazham Halwa

Vilampazham Halwa




Vilam Pazha Halwa:

Vilampazham Jam. Vilampazha Halwa. Vilam Pazha Laddu.

The Botanical name of this fruit is Feronia elephantum. The English common name is ‘Wood Apple’. The shell is hard and lethery…goes from pale greenish white to half white when ripe. The pulp is extremely ‘tangy’…so they always mix it with jaggery. This is kind of seasonal fruit, hits the market during ‘Aadi Maasam’(July-August). Though I have mentioned it Halwa, there isnt anything fancy here…just flipped the pulp and mixed it with gurd thats all!:)

Mix the pulp with jaggery, grated coconut, crushed cardamom and run few spoons of ghee. Just eat it.:)

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15 Responses so far.

  1. Shri says:

    Looks delish Malar!The fruit is an interesting one!Do you get them in the reg. grocery stores?I never came across this before!

  2. Tina says:

    Never heard about this fruit…Nice and different.

  3. ann says:

    wow,as usual thats a fresh idea with wood apple…looks tempting dearie..!!

  4. Sanghi says:

    Wow. delicious new halwa dear!!

  5. Yummy!!!!!!!!!! do we get it in USA? If so pl. let me know…..I have seen people giving this fruit to elephants.

  6. never heard of this one..but surely looks delicious and recipe is nice and simple too…

  7. nice recipe to make for quick desserts! the name “vilam pazham” reminds me something, but I don’t remember eating it. ideal even for evening snack :)

  8. Priya says:

    Wow tempting halwa!

  9. Sarah Naveen says:

    New one to me!!!
    Looks delicious!!

  10. Rina says:

    Hey Malar….you tlook me back to those good olden school days..My granny use to make this for me for evening snack after school during the season of this fruit..One of my favorites..the smell and taste of wood apple mixed with jagerry still lingers in my mouth..

    How did u get this fruit in this part of the world ???

    Can’t forget the vendors selling these in front of the schools those days..
    Eaten with jagerry or seasoned with salt and red chilly powder this was my favorite snack during school days..

  11. Malar Gandhi says:

    Rina,

    Thanks for the lovely words. No, I don’t think…we could ever get it here. Did this during my vacation (India).

  12. Vilam palam ….makes me nostalgic. Love that strong flavor. This sweet looks nice.

  13. Supriya says:

    we had a wood apple tree in out backyard in our previous home..but never knew what to make with it. Do we have to heat the jaggery or just is it not cooked at all?

  14. Supriya says:

    we had a wood apple tree in out backyard in our previous home..but never knew what to make with it. Do we have to heat the jaggery or just is it not cooked at all?

  15. my kitchen says:

    Never heard about this,lovely one

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