Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bread Halwa

  If you have been following our blog you know how we are influenced by Hyderabadi cuisine. Hyderabad has an interesting cuisine, I should say, located in a South Indian state with North Indian food culture.

Well, it was not my intention to load you with trivia but it is to share a sweet dish. A dear colleague of mine introduced me to today's dish on one of our trips to Charminar, the most famous architectural interest of this city.  Bread halwa is served in weddings and parties and agreeably nawabi (kingly).  When I heard the sweet is made from bread it took me by surprise.  It never occurred to me while gorging it down that it could be a product of bread!  



Ingredients:

Bread slices- 9-10
Ghee (clarified butter)- 4-5 Tbsp
Sugar- 1/3 cup/ to your liking
Milk- 1 Cup
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Slivered almonds- to garnish


Method:

1.Chop the bread slices coarsely. You could leave the brown sides or take out.I left it on the bread and that's what you see as the dark spots. Also I used whole wheat bread.
2.Heat 3 tbsp of ghee in a thick bottom pan and throw in the bread pieces and fry for 4-5 minutes or until they start turning golden brown color.
3.Add the milk and sugar and stir continuously till all the water is absorbed.
4.Add the remaining ghee and the cardamom powder and stir for another couple of minutes.
5.Spoon into a serving dish and garnish with slivered almonds and serve warm.
6.Usually this is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in Hyderabad



Contributor: Namitha

53 comments:

  1. Wow Namitha loved it. Nice shots.

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  2. Wow! thats really interesting and new to me.. u know we also dont like palak alone..always prepare them in combo:)

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  3. that a new recipe 4 me....Sounds so interesting n easy 2 try out ...Awesome clicks too...THanks 4 sharing

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  4. I do bread halwa with leftover bread slices..urs looks truly divine..

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  5. Halwa looks decadent! That too from bread. I have only heard of it but never actually seen it or had it..Maybe I had it and not known about it..Lol.

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  6. The Bread halwa recipe is awesome and it looks great too:)

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  7. Looks very pretty! A nice way to use up some of my left over bread.

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  8. Namitha, bread halwa looks nice, have never tried it tho, how much milk would you add...couldnt assume.

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  9. WOW halwa looks yummmm and awesome snap!!

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  10. Looks so fab & Cool pics nami!!

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  11. Wow looks fab..I too make this..My fav...

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  12. This recipe looks delicious and so easy to make.I like the brown colour achieved from the whole meal bread.

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  13. I never tasted like this..looks delish...sounds easy tooo...

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  14. Bread halwa! Such a pleasing to the eye n tummy! ;)

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  15. Namitha and Sunitha

    Bread halwa looks really yummy, easy to make.

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  16. Wow if I had just seen that...bread would NOT have come to mind! Looks delicious. Maybe it's kind of like a bread pudding?

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  17. I've never seen this before- it's just beautiful!

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  18. I've never tried to use cardamon before, yours looks so delicious and sounds good.

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  19. I've never heard of it but, it looks gorgeous and sounds delicious! Love the slivered almonds but, what is best of all is the cardamom. I adore it in baked goods!!!

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  20. looks like a good treat and that too with ice cream..doubles the joy of having :)nicely presented.

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  21. luks delicious nicely presented

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  22. never heard of a bread halwa but looks so delicious! and a wonderful click too.

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  23. One more new recipe to me.Nice presentation as always!!

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  24. bread halwa is new to me but so simple to make..and looks really tasty!! will try out this ..thankyou..

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  25. This is new to me. Interesting and healthy too. Clicks are too good. Loved it.

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  26. This is very new, I have prepared the Poha style Bread sheera but never had this sweet one. Its quite innovative!

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  27. Halwa with bread, sounds interesting !! lovely clicks !!

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  28. Bread halwa sounds yum, bread in any form me likey :)

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  29. Have heard a lot about this dessert, havent tasted it yet...looks good :)

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  30. It's absolutely tempting and palatable! Superb picture!

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  31. Bread halwa sounds great,such a unique sweet dish and beautifully presented as well...

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  32. That is a very yummy dessert dear...looks gr8

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  33. Ithu vare kazhikatha oru sambhavam analloooo..Sounds different and yummy...

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  34. Halwa looks very tempting !!!


    Cute presentation :-)

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  35. halwa made of bread?? wow new to me but sounds delish, and easy too.

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  36. superb Namitha....nalla different idea.....

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  37. Looks so yummm....very well presented.

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  38. wow, halwa looks so yumm..delicious..

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  39. Looks delicious! I have learnt so much about Indian food from you!

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  40. Hey, I have tasted this and yes one can not make out it's made of bread. The one I had used some Khoya too. good one!!!

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  41. Your pictures are so brilliant..i have to learn how to take them without shadows:(
    Congrats on hitting a milestone...

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  42. Bread halwa looks great and yummyyy.

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  43. this sounds real good...and so simple...such few ingredients..thanks for a GREAT recipe..

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  44. I only have heard of shahi tokda but this one is very new. looks awesome and surely be a mouthwatering dish.

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  45. pretty clicks n delicious halwa namitha..

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  46. b'ful clicks....halwa looks superb!!!!

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  47. wow namita, yummy bread halwa...i love it...nice recipe n nice clicks

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  48. What a delicious way with bread...your pictures are so tempting...I have to try this halwa soon :)

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  49. Wow, that really looks tasty!

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  50. Yummy!! And with ice cream, am sure it double the yumm factor!!

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