Thursday, November 6, 2008

Chocolate Halwa ~ for a sinful Halwa indulgence!

I really don't know when I knew this dish. Its almost like my passion for chocolate goes a long way back! It was almost the time I started cooking and yes, I have mentioned earlier, it was always the fancy cooking that I did. It was those days of Chocolates, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Sauce or Chocolate Cakes. There was nothing that I cooked, that didn't have cocoa or chocolate in it. The darker it was, more I liked. The bitter it was, more I fancied it. It was like, life is bitter but when its served in such a sweet form, how can you ignore it! My magnum opus of life holds true to this philosophy. Those were the days I was interacting with Shakespeare, Frost, and most importantly Wilde. Those of you, who have read Wilde, will know what I mean. Though I always think Shakespeare holds the forte, Wilde, on the other hand, appealed more to me then. At that point of my life, I felt very close and fancied Wilde.

After my stint in college, I thought it was pointless and meaningless to go any further from there. But its during those three years of college, I got to know of my other passions. While I was rattling on the Road Not Taken or the couplets that Shakespeare had penned, I was also having my mind full of chocolates. Those were the days I was making chocolates in tons. This happened during College annual competitions. There was to be some competition for the Home Science graduates. Some cooking competition. Students from other steam were also invited for participation. My classmate was very eager to participate and was asking for ideas. That's when I suggested her this Chocolate Halwa. It was truly spur of the moment thought. I never knew there was something like this. I just had this idea and told her how she can go about preparing it. Imagine her surprise, mine more, when she won the first prize.I had attempted at that couple of times later. Its been really ages since I forgot that. This Halwa series churned me to remember all possible Halwas and I think Chocolate Halwa stands in a pedestal in my mind.



Hope you can understand the euphoria it created in the minds of some 20 year olds, it can be sinfully addictive! The soft, yet chewy, sweet, yet bitter and overall the something that cocoa can do to your mind, is something you can realize only when you make this and indulge!

This is the most quickest way to have a royal indulgence! If you allow it to cook few minutes more, you will land up with a burfi!

Cooking Time : 15 - 20 min

Ingredients Needed:

Condensed Milk - 400 gms
Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Butter - 50 gms

Roasted Nuts


Method to prepare:

Take all the ingredients in a thick bottomed pan, mix well to blend the cocoa into the condensed milk.

Meanwhile roast chopped nuts in ghee and keep aside.

Cook over medium flame, while you keep stirring it. After 5 mins, the mixture starts getting together.

Just then you can remove from flame, else you will get more solidified chocolate, which can be called burfi!

Remove to a bowl and garnish with roasted nuts.

I normally roast the nuts in the same pan that I am going to cook this halwa, to save on cleaning. Works out well too.

This takes about 5- 7 mins of cooking time, if not less. As I said, if you want a thicker version, cook for few more mins, have a greased plate ready. Once its done, spread on the greased plate. Dip the knife in ghee or butter and make insertions. Once its cool, you can remove them as squares or bars to get chocolate burfi.

I removed one stage before to land in a perfect halwa!

I must say, though all the halwas I have made till now turned out well, none can beat the chocolate halwa in taste and comfort!

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51 comments :

Bhawana said...

hey this is delicious :). But can u really consume this much chocolate halwa???? :)

Madhu said...

Looks delish, love anything chocolate.

Divya Vikram said...

It looks like a brownie!! Sounds simple n yummy to make..

veena said...

Hi Sri...
Delicious chocolate halwa..i never had it b4 ...just drooling...

love
veena

Laavanya said...

i made a burfi recently with exactly the same ingredients and loved it. Will post soon.

srikars kitchen said...

never heard about this halwa.. looks nice.. thxs for sharing..

Happy cook said...

This is indeed sinfully delicious.
I can imagine the eating them and having the whole satisfaction,

Sagari said...

never heard of chocolate hawla srivalli , looks absaloutly yummy

Priya said...

Wowowwwwwwww...no words to say...chocolate halwa, makes me hunger..mouthwatering...

Vanamala said...

wow sri nice recipe...looks tasty

Curry Leaf said...

Love the halva Valli.You are fattening all the athletes,lovely I am drooling,I expected another veggie halwa and you give me this.Pass it over if any remains are there .... :P :D

Gayatri. said...

Chocolate Halwa!!! Sounds sinfully good!! I have to try it tonight. Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!. I visit your website a lot but this is the first dish that has tempted me to post a comment even before trying. :) You go girl!!!! :)

Mandira said...

chocolate halwa... that is irresistible!

Uma said...

wow, chocolate halwa? Now, this is some innovative recipe! Looks so great Srivalli! Great job.

anudivya said...

Me too! Love dark chocolate, the bitter the better! And it is supposedly good for you too, than the lighter milk chocolates.
Love the halwa Srivalli.

Andhra Flavors said...

Wow delicious! kids friendly one.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks cool! I too like chewy things;)

Ramya said...

Excellant - Chocolate Freaking Idea... Love that. We have something in common :)

karuna said...

wowowo, this is actually unique. chocolate halwa. looks sinfully delicious. and ya i do agree with u, chocolate is the way to go.

Kalai said...

Yum, yum, yum, Valli! Looks amazing! I made chocolate kesari long back, but this looks off the hook delicious! :)

Vibaas said...

That looks toooo tempting. With RM, you are going to be responsible for my expanding waistline :)

Smitha said...

Remembering Wilde, I can resist everything but temptation.. more so if the temptation is in to form of chocolate!
perfect correlation Wilde and chocolate!both dark, sinful but secretly appealing....

meeso said...

Yum, chocolate, and made with my favorite dessert ingredient... CONDENSED MILK! I am bookmarking!

raaji said...

hey that sounds delicious with few simple items.......choco choco....yummy

Divya Kudua said...

Oh My!!I am drooling...chocolate halwa..I bet I havent heard about it before...truly a masterpiece.;-)I agree with the Shakespeare sentiments too..!!

LG said...

I just want to indulge myself with that delicious halwa, it looks sooo...........no words, slurrp!

Nags said...

now we are talking (halwas!) :)

Ann said...

OOps !!Sri,you are on a big roll..Thanks for sharing all these yummy halwas..why dont you open one choco special res at chennai ? we often come there.

Uj said...

Hi Srivalli,
I had made this once when I was attempting to make chocolates from scratch and ended up at this. I simply served it hot with Vanilla ice cream.. I am sure this must have come out really good for you.. Looks sinfully rich

musical said...

Very sinful!

Roopa said...

mmmm thats the ultimate, chocolate as a halwa! very very delicious:)

kamala said...

Surely I would be diagonised diabetic..Can't control on seeing this delicious Halwa..will try soon

Jude said...

This is definitely a good idea.. Am really liking your halwa recipes!

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Your recipe sounds delicious. I love anything chocolate.

Cham said...

Look like ganache ur halwa :) Man i would love to scoop some....

SMN said...

Valli this is not fair.. that bowl is sinfully tempting i cant stop myself want to eat a chocalate right away!

Vij said...

choooocy post! yum yum yummmmy:-)... simple n delicious!

rekhas kitchen said...

oooh yuuuummmy valli love to have any thing with chocolate

Nirmala said...

I have a small can of condensed milk at home. Am making this over the weekend. How can u make me lick the monitor Valli?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Do u know why it turned out so well, only b'coz of the chocolate. Iam going to try this out as soon as i can. A chocoholic cannot wait by seeing this(hehehe)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Hi Valli, That was nice idea of the chocolate halwa. I have made a burfi as you said with the same ingredients but never tried removing it at the halwa stage.

romaspace said...

hard to resist this one, awesome!

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viji said...

It sounds delicious!!!!!!!

Medhaa said...

oh my god, Srivalli this is not fair you are back with the halwa series and that too chocolate. I can have this whole bowl and more. Lovely

Srivalli said...

Oh my, I never knew there are so many chocolate lovers. Thanks everybody for your lovely comments!

sra said...

What will you think of this next, Valli? But you thought of it long ago, right? Was intrigued by your latest post on Kaai Kani Halwa too, never heard of it!

TBC said...

What a decadent treat! I just saw Laavanya's chocolate fudge balls and now this!

There sure are a lot of chocoholics n the blogosphere.:D

Sunshinemom said...

Super delicious halwa!!

Sukanya said...

Yum Yum....Lovely click....Iam making this right away.

Sophie said...

That's great that your chocolate halwa recipe got first place :). It looks creamy and decadent, I'd like to include it on our blog. Please let me know if you're interested :).

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