Lal Bhoplyacha Halwa - A to Z Maharashtrian Sweets
For L, I have some dishes to select from like Lal Bhoplyachi Upvas Kheer, Laadva, Lonavala Chikki. I was very keen on the Chikki, however, the recipe was the same as how I make, and also I was in a mood to increase my Halwa series. When I started the series, I was keen on making it 101 Halwas. I have 21 Halwa Recipes on SYL and 25 Halwa Recipes in C4AS. So a long way to go to hit the century. Still, the idea pushed me towards this recipe.
Pumpkin Halwa tastes just like Carrot Halwa. I didn't find any difference, in fact, I simply loved it so much that even though I wanted to keep away from eating it, I managed to eat most part of it. Both Hubby Dear and Konda loved it too and among the three of us, we managed to complete it. In fact, Konda wanted me to make it again.
Coming to the name, many refer to the pumpkin as Lal in the regional language where Lal is Red whereas when it comes to the English name it's also referred to as Yellow. The pumpkin I have used looked more yellow only. However, that's how it is and it's fine with me.
The idea for this halwa came from a Marathi site though I followed my usual halwa recipe. I was making it for Sunday lunch dessert so I was liberal with the ghee and richness. I would surely recommend this halwa, even if all you are going to indulge in is just a spoon. It is sure to take you to heaven if there is one.
When it comes to coming vegetables, there are certain vegetables that are not so frequently included in my list. Pumpkin is one of them. I hardly know what to make, though Amma makes all sorts of gojjus with it. The fact is Hubby dear is not very fond of the gojjus, as it tends to be on the sweeter side. The other pumpkin dish I made was the Bhopalyache Gharge for ICC. Again that was a dish that has a good shelf life.
So, on the whole, this halwa was one sinful dessert I won't mind making again!
Poori Channa Halwa
Lal Bhoplyacha Halwa
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