Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bread Halwa ~ A quick one in the Halwa Series!

Ok I know this Halwa everybody must have done sometime or the other! Amma used to make this so frequently one time. This is what the bread takes shape when she finds a bread two days old. When its fried and then simmered in sugar and then milk, you never know it was made with just bread! The best I remember eating was, when my elder sil made for us, when we visited them. We were so full with all the dishes she made, that we just didn't have space for another sweet. So she packed it for us to eat in the train. I refused to accept a big bowl and packed just a small serving. When we finally got down to eat the halwa, we were taken in by the delicious taste of the halwa. We regretted not accepting the bigger bowl. Even though we have made it many times, it always turns out delicious. But it never equaled that experience in taste!

I have asked my sil, about making it. She says its the same way she does, infact she did it in front of me once, yet it never turned out that way for me. I guess certain things will remain that way for ever!

And Banana Bajjis are the best combo for these sweet treats! Check them out in my Spice Blog!

After my inspiration, I mean something struck me and I thought ok, here is my chance to put up all halwa in one go!

There can't be anything as simple as this, you just take the bread slices and roast them in oil. Soak them in sugar syrup and then in milk. Voila your halwa is ready!

I had previously done this in microwave, which IMHO is the fastest way to prepare Bread Halwa!

Ingredients Needed:

Bread Slices - 4 slices
Sugar - 5 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Milk - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder a pinch

Roasted Nuts for garnish

Method to prepare:

Cut bread slices into four pieces, roast in oil. Remove and keep aside. There is really no hard and fast rule for roasting the bread. You can either roast it with little oil or do a deep fry. Of course, when you deep fry it, its more tasty!

Then in a pan, melt sugar and cook to a syrup. The soak the roasted bread in the syrup, sprinkle cardamom powder, then add milk.

Mix well and add the ghee. Ensure the bread pieces hold their shape, it gives a good feeling to chew on roasted bread in between.

Finally garnish with roasted nuts.
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37 comments :

Divya Vikram said...

Easy n quick dessert!

PG said...

that's such a goodnad simple recipe! wonderful idea! Amazng what all you all are capable of. Good luck withthe marathon!

Priya said...

Yum yum...delicious halwa...tempting one..

rekhas kitchen said...

yum yum yeh Iwill make almost the same way that will be very easy to make and very tastey too nice entry valli

srikars kitchen said...

wow... looks really delicious & Yummy... nice entry...

Happy cook said...

I have never made bread halwa.
Yeah i know what you mean somdishes taste much better when other make even if we mak the same recipe as they do.

SriLekha said...

wow! delicious!

homecooked said...

Wow...lovely dessert. Never had this. Looks very tasty.

Alka said...

U know what,the fried bread pieces in sugar syrup is one of the most popular Sweet dish amongst sindhis,but never knew that it cud be transformed in cute halwa!

kamala said...

I too make the same way Valli..Looks yummy

Medhaa said...

Bread Halwa wow, it must belike bread pudding. Looks yumm

Kamini said...

Wow, what a super-easy dessert with ingredients one is sure to always have at home! Something to prepare when people drop in unexpectedly.

PJ said...

Just got a loaf of bread today!Sure to try it out...

Curry Leaf said...

Easy and quick and tasty

Bhawana said...

:) this halwa is mouthwatering I must say. pic is so delecious dear. I nver tried this so far. good one.

Divya.M said...

superb dessert...love ur bread halwa...will give a try soon

ambica said...

hi valli,
I am a new visitor to ur blog. Really awesome recipes. In ur recipes list, microwave recipes are really superb.... Thanks a ton for sharing your recipes.

raaji said...

hey did u roast/deep-fry in oil...i didnt get that......anyways tats one simple and esy lovely sweet

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody, I am happy knowing this is liked by your guys!

Ambica, welcome to my blog, glad you liked it...do visit again when you find time!

Raaji, I have updated the post. You can do both, depends on your liking. Of course, deep fried gives more taste!

Madhu said...

Very easy one sri, my daughter would like it, will give it a try.

Roopa said...

I had bread halwa recently at a Potlucck and I must say it tastes very good:) Loved the photos:)

Siri said...

Its such an easy-breezy dessert Valli..:) Love the last pic!

Hugs
Siri

Kalai said...

I've never tried bread halwa before, but this looks delicious! Love beetroot halwa, too. I posted it a while back on my blog, too! :)

Divya Kudua said...

Hmm..I know what you are talking about...I tried your bread halwa recipe in the MW and it was delicccccccciooooous!!Witing for many more halwas..;-)

Vidhya said...

looks really yum. This is new to me. will try it soon

Sharmila said...

Wow!Another easy and great one Sri. And great going. :-)
All success to you for the marathon. :-)

Vcuisine said...

All posts were very sweety Valli. Viji

Vij said...

quick fix dessert! looks yummy! shall try this soon.

anudivya said...

I have made this long back with wheat bread and loved it. Nice Srivalli...

Jayashree said...

Looks good....I've never tried this or tasted it before.

Amu... said...

Belated Diwali Wishes Valli...How are you doing?

Good Luck with your Marathon...

I have little something for you at my Blog...check out
http://amusworld.blogspot.com/

-Amu :-)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Good and easy recipe.

Arundathi said...

never heard of a bread halwa! how unusual!

Happy cook said...

Valli i coudn't find in your place when the deadline was got rice mela.

Latha Narasimhan said...

I made shahi tukda, a similar sweet just twodays back! :) Some kind of telepathy I suppose! Great going for the marathon dear!

I am just too tired to blog after long hours at the computer. wonder how you people manage!

ranji said...

oh valli!!so simple,easy and delicious sweet.YUMMMM..

Adlak's tiny world said...

halwa looks dazzling with nuts sri.. easy tasty halwa yumm....

Last time posting the cooment in yr blog little bit tough(for me),have u changed the option dear.

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